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by americkson69 / August 20, 2010 10:49 AM PDT

Hi We have to computers in our house one with Windows XP the other with Windows 7. We recently set up a home network with File Sharing. Since then we have been having trouble with the XP computer freezing up every time the Windows 7 computer is in use. It doesn't matter if its on the internet or in other applications on the computer. Router has been reset, ethernet card tested, changed ports on router, reset all settings on both computers. Problem is still happening. Any suggestions?

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Sharing does not matter
by pwshaheen / August 20, 2010 11:23 AM PDT

Your XP machine freezing is not associated with the file share. Are you trying to view files from the Windows 7 machine? This could possibly cause a small "freeze" but these problems are not related. Ensure your XP machine is not infected with a virus or malware. Instructions to do so can be found here.
Let me know how things go. If there are no viruses this could be a HDD issue.

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Sharing Doesn't matter
by americkson69 / August 20, 2010 1:04 PM PDT

Ran scan in safe mode using Malwarebytes, found things the other two programs I ran did not find. Reran in normal mode and was clean, did not fix the issue. Have a disk scan scheduled for next start up. Still don't understand how this problem can be hdd related when the only time there is a problem is when the windows 7 computer is active, still seems to me to be a networking issue. I do run scans on my computers every week and have just the usual tracking cookies. Performance is fine when it is the only computer being used. This problem did not occur until I tried to set up file sharing. The two systems I was trying to connect are running a Pentium dual core with 6 gb of ram (windows 7 Computer) and a pentium D with 3 GB of ram (windows XP computer). Never had a problem until I set up the file sharing. But as you can see I am open to and willing to try whatever it takes to resolve the issue. Thank you for the input.

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Network issue
by americkson69 / August 21, 2010 2:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Sharing Doesn't matter

Ok, I feel really stupid. We found out the problem by process of elimination. Our wireless mouse was conflicting with each other. So it was a Network issue all along. Who would have figured that would happen because of file sharing....Thanks for the advice it was very helpful.

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