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alright, i cant figure out why my xbox(arcade) cant see my computer. its using my router(linksys wireless g broadband) fine. but, its not connecting to my pc(windows xp). it used to but, my comp caught a bug and i had recover the whole system. if anyone can help id really appreciate it. thanks.
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I don't have and XP computer so I'm not sure exactly sure where to go but go to your control panel. If I'm seeing a correct image of control panel on XP then the should be a section called Network Connections. If I'm seeing this correctly you should select the network your using and click change settings of this connection. I'm not sure exactly what to do from there but you should see something like allow network sharing. Make sure that is on. Hope that helped I'm not familiar with XP.
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Hi,

As far as I can remember with windows xp you have to share media through windows media player. A full guide can be found at: http://windows.micro.../11/stream-xbox

Hope this helps.
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Hi,

As far as I can remember with windows xp you have to share media through windows media player. A full guide can be found at: http://windows.micro.../11/stream-xbox

Hope this helps.

I went to that website and did every update i needed but it still aint working. Im beginning to think its my xbox. ive done everything on my pc.
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When you were in the media player share settings did it detect your xbox?
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no the xbox only shows up in the router clients log
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Hmm, your xbox should definitely appear in the media player share settings - otherwise you can't enable access to your media. How is your xbox connected to the computer, wired or wireless ?
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wired via cat 5 ethernet
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Ok,

If your computer cannot detect your xbox then there are a couple of things to try:

1.) Temporarily disable all firewalls and then check to see if your computer detects your xbox.

If that doesn't work then:

2.) Go to start -> run -> type: services.msc
Check that the following are running (The status column will say "started"):

+ SSDP Discovery Service
+ Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
+ Universal Plug and Play Device Host

All three need to be running.

Thanks.

Edited by hendaz, 28 June 2011 - 02:58 AM.

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alright the bottum two were off. with those off will anything ive ttied before not matter? the xbox still dont see the comp. so will i have to try everything all over again?
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Ok, in that case you need to make sure all three are set to automatic start. To do this go to start -> run -> services.msc. Then double click on each of the three services mentioned previously (one at a time) and change the startup type to "automatic"

See this diagram:

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Then click apply and restart your computer to make sure the changes take effect.

Now, you should be able to setup your xbox from within media player. Make sure the xbox is switched on before going into media player.

Do the following to enable media sharing on your pc:

1.) In Windows Media Player 11, click the arrow below the Library tab, and then click Media Sharing.

2.) In the Media Sharing dialog box, select the Share my media check box, and then click OK.

3.) In the list below the Share my media to check box, click your Xbox 360, click Allow, and then click OK.

It might take a little bit of time for your Xbox 360 to appear in the list of devices.

The following screen shot shows an Xbox 360 as a device that is allowed to receive shared music.

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the xbox is still not showing up
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Hmm, that is odd. Since your xbox used to connect then it can't be an networking issue it must be related to some settings on your computer. All, I can say is make sure the above services are started automatically, no antivirus or firewalls are interfering and your computer is setup for sharing files.

There is some suggestions in this thread but it is a few years old now: http://www.geekstogo...ant-find-my-pc/

I would suggest posting your message in another section of the forum such as windows xp or gaming because you will probably receive more help there.

Thanks.
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thanks for the help. but im just gonna say [bleep] it and get a new box. this xbox is old as [bleep] anyway.
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