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XP computer cannot see devices on network


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I am having trouble with one of my computers on the network. I have 4 computers, a backup drive, several printers, 2 gaming consoles, and a stereo on my network. All the devices are available and usable from all the computers except 1. Teh one computer was the first one on the network and is running windows xp. I used to be able to see the back-up network drive but recently that vanished and I cannot connect ot it. I cannot see the new stereo I added to the network at all (but another XP machine and a vista machine can and both can play windows media songs over the stereo). The machine that is not accessing these devices is our main home computer. It can see the internet through the router and have played with the firewall and protection software to no avail. IS there something I am missing?
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JT
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I just found an odd thing to correct the problem. All I had to do was enable the guest account on the computer. In some loenly corner of the microsoft website I found an explanantion that indicated that if the guest account was disabled, access to other devices would be denied. So I turned on the guest account and was able to find all devices on the network and the network devices found the computer. :) :)
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