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losing shared folders upon restart

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedabba View Post
    I have a similar problem with the network printer which is on a PC with Windows 7 Pro. I downloaded installed Windows 8 on a PC. I added the 2 printers connected to the Win7 PC. Installed fine and printed test pages from both printers. 1 printer is an HP and the other is an Epson. After restart of Win8 PC cannot access printers. If I uninstalled the printers and reinstall them, they work. I can ping the PC with the printers. If I try net view I get a "system 5 error has occurred." No problem with the PC's running win7. Any suggestions?
    I finally got network printers to work. I reinstalled Windows 8 and the network printers are now working as they should, after a restart. Not sure what the problem was. I did a clean install both times. Will play with Windows 8 for a while since it is on a spare PC, but won't upgrade other PC's from Windows 7 until I have to. Never had so many BSOD.
    Last edited by tedabba; 16 Nov 2012 at 23:44.

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