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Windows cannot access \\COMPUTER-1 - sharing problem

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    Windows cannot access \\COMPUTER-1 - sharing problem

    Hello guys,

    I have 4 PC's at my home, they can all access each other pretty well, except the main computer, COMPUTER-1 which can easily access other computers, but when I try to access it on the network, I get:

    "windows cannot access \\COMPUTER-1
    error code 0x80070035"

    I then click to Diagnose or just wait for about 2 minutes, and eventually I CAN access \\COMPUTER-1 over the network. I have also noticed that in my Advanced Sharing options for a private network, "Turn On Network Discovery" will not save. I have searched and read many posts about this issue and tried things like doing scans, Auto starting services, rebooting, disabling the windows firewall completely, but it makes no difference.

    It seems like a bit of a clue that the network DOES appear after a couple of minutes. Any help much appreciated!


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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    error code 0x80070035
    You should enable windows firewall and import predefined rules for:
    1.Network and sharing center
    2.Core Networking
    3.File and printer sharing
    4.Network discovery

    Also following services need to run:
    1.Peer grouping
    2.Function discovery provider host
    3.Function discovery resource publication
    4.Home group provider
    5.Peer networking grouping
    6.Peer name resolution protocol
    7.SSDP discovery
    8.PNRP Machine name publication service
    9. TCP/IP netbios helper
    and few others which are probably already running

    Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings:
    Turn on network discovery
    turn on file and printer sharing
    allow windows to manage homegroup

    Adapter settings:
    Client for Microsoft networks
    File and printer sharing for MS networks
    Link layer topology discovery (both)

    Network profile:
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
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    IObit Advanced Systemcare Ultimate 8.
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    I did all those things, except the firewall rules which already existed, rebooted twice and it works!
    In advanced sharing I can now choose to have Network Discovery ON... GREAT.
    I did not need to set the computer from password to Homegroup, it works fine keeping it with password access.

    Thanks for the help.
    The list you had of services which should be Automatically started instead of disabled was slightly different from the lists I have seen elsewhere on the web, so it may be your list alone or a combination that did it, but it does seem to be the services that needed to be enabled/auto started instead of disabled.

    Thanks again
    Last edited by fredphoesh; 27 Apr 2015 at 06:54.
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    I'm glad you managed to sort it out
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