Bug 1116 - Win XP share disappears when accessed from Samba
Summary: Win XP share disappears when accessed from Samba
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0preX
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
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Reported: 2004-02-21 21:27 UTC by Tom Oakshott
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:24 UTC (History)
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Description Tom Oakshott 2004-02-21 21:27:03 UTC
I have networked WinXP PCs, a REd Hat 9.0 Linux PC, and Apple iBooks running 
MacOSX Panther. When I access the shares on one of the Win XP boxes from Samba 
in Red Hat, HDD1 and HDD2 both appear. Both are marked shared in Windows. 
Accessing HDD1 is no problem. However, if I try to access HDD2, Samba says it 
cannot access the share.

When I go to the Win XP box, HDD2 has disappeared from all parts of Windows, 
including Control Panel and the hardware list. Rebooting restores the drive. 
There is no similar problem when accessing the HDDs from the SMB end of 

Can anyone help? It would even help if I knew it was not a Samba bug but one 
in Windows.
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-04 10:51:15 UTC
I really doubt this is a Samba bug.  But I'm not sure
how you would debug this.  I would check for entries 
in the XP event log.
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-04 10:51:37 UTC
please reopen if you can point to Samba with some
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-07 09:04:48 UTC
originally reported against one of the 3.0.0rc[1-4] releases.
Cleaning up non-production versions.
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-11-14 09:24:07 UTC
database cleanup