XP Home asking for Password when accessing shared directories



Jeff L.
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
My XP Home computer just started asking for authentication when I access the
pc from my XP Pro Laptop.
It is asking for a password for the user Guest/<computer name>

This never happend before I now cannot access the shared printer on the XP
Home system.

can anyone point me in the right direction to start looking for what could
have changed

Chriss
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
you tried empty password and user admin ?

"Jeff L." wrote:

> My XP Home computer just started asking for authentication when I access the
> pc from my XP Pro Laptop.
> It is asking for a password for the user Guest/<computer name>
>
> This never happend before I now cannot access the shared printer on the XP
> Home system.
>
> can anyone point me in the right direction to start looking for what could
> have changed
>

Jeff L.
07-10-2005, 02:36 AM
This response is late... but, Here is the problem. I had made some changes
to my
home network (2 PC's) and one of those changes was enabling DHCP on my router.
The problem was that I still had static IP entries in the
Windows/system32/drivers/etc Hosts file for the two systems. so when the PC's
got their DHCP IP address; just by coincedence, They swapped IP addresses!

So if I did a Ping by name the Name resolution was wrong and so it was with
CIFS.
Not exactly sure why this caused the password prompt since everytime I tried
to accesss "\\<system-name>\share" I was actually trying to access my own
laptop and not the actual server. I'm still confused as to why it was
prompting me for a password to access a share on laptop I was on. Go figure?

Thanks for the help anyway!

"Chriss" wrote:

> you tried empty password and user admin ?
>
> "Jeff L." wrote:
>
> > My XP Home computer just started asking for authentication when I access the
> > pc from my XP Pro Laptop.
> > It is asking for a password for the user Guest/<computer name>
> >
> > This never happend before I now cannot access the shared printer on the XP
> > Home system.
> >
> > can anyone point me in the right direction to start looking for what could
> > have changed
> >


XP Home asking for Password when accessing shared directories