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Cannot get shares to work, IRPStackSize Error

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Cannot get shares to work, IRPStackSize Error


    Hello,
    For the last 4 hours I have been trying to get my WD TV Live to work with my external hard drives. For the life of me I cannot figure it out!
    I have a 4 port USB 3.0 hub on my desk, one of the drives connected to it shows up on my WD Live Network shares. I am also using a network share app on my iPhone for testing and it shows up here as well. I have another external drive that is just USB 2.0 plugged into my computer that shows up as well. I have one other drive that has most of my content on that I want to use. The funny thing is, the drive works and shows up on the network share when I plug it into a front USB 3.0 port. I don't want this though, I want to use the hub. It is just so weird to me that it doesn't work on any other port other than the front.
    I stumbled across the event viewer and everytime I try to access the drive on a network share, or whenever WD TV tries to see it, I get this error:
    "The server's configuration parameter "irpstacksize" is too small for the server to use a local device. Please increase the value of this parameter."
    So I Googled around and found this:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/106167


    I followed the direction and made the registry addition and played around with it. I set the value to 20, 32, 40, 50 and it nothing worked. I then set it to 10,000 just to see what it would do and nothing. Reading around I found that the max decimal value is 50 anyway, so the 10,000 was useless.
    I am out of ideas here, I literally have no other thoughts on what to do. Why would I get this error, but when I follow the steps to fix it, it still doesn't work? Makes no sense to me.
    Any help would be appreciated, this is driving my crazy. Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Well I just figured it out! I added the IRPStackSize registry addition via "regedt32.exe" instead of regedit.exe and it works now! In case anyone has this same issue, I hope this helps you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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