Instead of mapping the drive, create a share on each partition of the problem drive and try to map them. I just tried this on my own PCs...mapping a shared folder from Win7 to XP Pro. Worked fine.
So i recently installed a new drive with Win7 Ultimate X64 into my system. I also have two existing drives on the system, with just data files. These drive, i would like to share to other computers on my network. (all drives NTFS, SATA drives. Network is shared with CAT 5 cable thru Linksys router)
Here is my setup.
Drive 1= C: (Drive with OS "win7 ultimate 64" and installed programs only)
Drive 2= P: (Data Drive)
Drive 3= two partitions G: and H: (Data Drive)
Two other computers are on the network, both running XP.
Drive 1, the OS drive, is not shared, nor do i wish it to be. No issue here.
Drive 2... with one partition, shares correctly to the other PCs on the network and can be accessed with drive mapping.
Drive 3... Neither partiton will share/map correctly to other PCs. When i select the drives from the mapping tool in XP, i get "Access Denied" message.
Meanwhile, the sharing and security settings for drive 2, which shares and is accessible correctly, are the same for the two partitions on drive 3, which does not.
What issues should i be looking for to allow the two partitions on drive 3 to correctly share across the network?