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category: Software
RAM: 64
Processor: Pentium
MHz: 350
Operating System: Windows 98
Date: 23 Jul 1999
Time: 01:56:38


I have already tried everything that you suggested, but to no avail. It is obvious that there is some communication going on via handshaking. I think part of the problem is that there is no network neighborhood on my laptop. I have tried to restore it using tweakui. but this did not help. is there another way to restore network neighborhood without completely reloading the os? P.S. thanks for the help


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Power Tools can be a great utility.  Even though Microsoft issues them, they are unsupported, so there is room to get yourself in trouble.

To make sure there is communication taking place, enter a invalid password for accessing the host machine to see if you get an error.

You should make sure that you have the latest updates for Windows 98 since you indicated you have it loaded on both machines.  Start the Windows Update service from the link on your Start menu (and be connected to the Internet).  If you happen to be using Windows 95 on one of the machines, go to to download Service Pack 1.

There would be two reasons why network neighborhood would be missing.  One, if modifications were made to the registry to hide it. Or two, if the networking components are set up improperly.  I guessing in your case the components are set up improperly.

Go into Networking under Control Panel and remove all components and reboot the PC.  After it reboots, add those components back in.  Do the same thing with Direct Connect, although, this is done through Add/Remove programs under Control Panel.

After you reload all the networking components you should get back the Network Neighborhood Icon.


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