How to fix “is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied.” Network error with accessing XP windows shares

Trying to access a Windows XP host computer over a LAN (local area network) and get into it’s shared folders.

This little turd of an error can be really irritating. It happens when trying to access a shared folder, or any shares, on a remote, but LAN networked, Windows XP computer. After running the Network Setup Wizard on the host computer, and enabling file and printer sharing, it just won’t go away. In Windows XP Professional, you can go into the explorer view settings, and disable Simple File Sharing, which didn’t fix it either.

The fix ended up being a simple registry edit, suggested by Microsoft:

Here is the process:

To resolve this issue, set the value of the restrictanonymous registry entry to 0. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then double-click the following registry subkey:
  3. On the right side, double-click restrictanonymous.
  4. Make sure that the value in the Value data box is set to 0, and then click OK.
  5. Close Registry Editor.
  6. Restart the computer.

This worked like a charm more than once for me.

Posted under Microsoft, Network, WordPress

How to delete EISA partition

Assuming you are using Windows XP or Vista, you can use the DISKPART utility to delete these OEM partitions from DELL and other hard drives.

If you have data anywhere on the drive that you will be deleting the EISA partition from, backup that data now.

  1. Connect the drive to the computer. If it is an IDE drive then do this with a USB-to-IDE device, or connect the drive directly to the IDE cable. If ti is a SATA drive then do this with a USB-to-SATA device, or connect the drive direclty to the SATA controller on the motherboard. In essence, the drive must be connected to the PC and it must be “seen” by the operating system.
  2. XP: Start a command prompt in XP by going START > RUN > type CMD <ENTER>
    Vista: Start a command prompt in Vista by going START > type CMD <ENTER> in the “Start Search” box.
  3. In the command prompt type DISKPART <ENTER>. This starts up the DISKPART utility.
  4. Type LIST DISK <ENTER>. This shows the all the disks connected to the computer. Decide which one is the one you are wanting to delete the EISA / OEM partition from, and make note of which number it is.
  5. Type SELECT DISK n <ENTER> (where n = the number of the disk you noted in step 4)
  6. Type LIST PART <ENTER>. This shows the all the partitions contained in the drive you are working with. Decide which one is the one you are wanting to delete, and make note of which number it is.
  7. Type SELECT PART n <ENTER> (where n = the number of the partition you noted in step 6)
  8. Type DELETE PART OVERRIDE <ENTER>. This deletes the partition you selected.
  9. You are done with deleting the partition. If you want to, you may now EXTEND another adjacent partition into that free space you just created.


Posted under Hardware, Microsoft

This post was written by Content Curator on December 10, 2008

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Set Windows clock to UTC time

Save the following lines as utc.reg, and then run it to import this registry tweak. It allows you to set the hardware clock in your PC’s BIOS to UTC time. This is handy for boot dual-booting Mac, or Linux, when those operating systems are set to read the BIOS clock as UTC time, instead of Windows’ preferred Local Time (ie. PST, PDT, MST, MDT, CST, CDT, EST, EDT, or the standard “GMT-” and “GMT+“)

Here is the code to save as utc.reg:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Posted under Apple, Linux, Microsoft

This post was written by Content Curator on October 30, 2007

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Update Microsoft Windows Defender manually

Microsoft makes manual download of update files easily accessible at this link:

This will download a file called Mpas-fe.exe
Try to save the file in a location that you can get to easily with a command prompt. (ie. C:\ )
Then, open a command prompt and run the program using the -q switch. It looks like this:

Mpas-fe.exe -q

The program will run quickly, and won’t give you any kind of confirmation that it has run or finished.

Open the Microsoft Windows Defender window to see what date your definition files have. This is how you can be sure that the update was successful.

IMPORTANT: The above info applies ONLY to 32-bit Operating Systems. For those of you using 64-bit platforms, see the full scoop here: 

Posted under Freeware, Microsoft

Terminal Services to Console of host

mstsc \\hostname /console


Posted under Microsoft

This post was written by Content Curator on September 17, 2007

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Registry editor for Windows Mobile and PocketPC devices

Thanks to G. Inglemo we have a really neat way to hack the registry on out Windows Mobile based devices. The check out the developer’s page for full info.

Also, you can download it from NTI.

Posted under Microsoft, Mobile

This post was written by Content Curator on March 9, 2007

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Outlook XP / 2002 limit of 2 gigabytes on .PST and .OST files

Using Office XP, also called Office 2002, could limit you to a 2 gigabyte file size for postoffice .PST and offline storage .OST files.

Microsoft has posted an article addressing this problem, and it recommends updating to the latest Office XP Service Pack. This was performed on a system today, and the successful SP3 update did not remove the 2 gig limitation.

Posted under Microsoft, Office

This post was written by Content Curator on October 10, 2006

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