Sometimes I get obsessive about solving problems with my Mac G4, or my Windows PC. When I come up with a solution I want to share it since, in most cases, I have already Googled and could not find one. If you have found useful information here, drop me a line or post a comment and let me know.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Fixing Mac Tiger OS 10.3.9 To Windows XP Pro Networking

I kept getting a message that says that the shared alias "could not be opened because the original item cannot be found" whenever I tried connecting my Mac to my Win Laptop through my home network. I could see the shared items but could not connect.

After doing a little searchng and reading forums, I found the solution here.

To skip all the things that don't work, I am reprinting the useful part below, because IT TOTALLY WORKED!

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Navigate to the following key:
4. In the right pane, double-click the IRPStackSize value.

NOTE: If the IRPStackSize value does not already exist, use the following procedure to create it:
a. In the Parameters folder of the registry, right-click the right pane.
b. Point to New, and then click DWord Value.
c. Type IRPStackSize.

IMPORTANT: Type "IRPStackSize" exactly as it is displayed because the value name is case-sensitive.

5. Change the Base to decimal.
6. In the Value Data box, type a value that is larger than the value that is listed.

If you created the IRPStackSize value using the procedure described in step 4, the default value is 15. It is recommended that you increase the value by 3. Therefore, if the previous value was 11, type 14, and then click OK.
7. Close the Registry Editor.
8. Restart the computer.