01-20-2009 06:49 PM
I'm going to provide as much information as I possibly can here folks. I don't know the exact model number of my item because I don't know how to find it so if you could help me that would be great. I can tell you that it is a FreeAgentPro 500 GB external harddrive. Up until now its been a hub point so to speak with my laptop and desktop and anyone else that wonders in here with a netbook or notebook and it's just fine. I have the laptop and notebook, both XP based backing up onto it via Memeo.
Today I purchased a Compaq that comes with Vista. I know I know. I'm trying to give it a fair shot. I'm trying to set up the auto backup program with Vista and it's not letting me. It asks for a username and password for the process and no matter what I put in or if I just hit next, it will accept it but then gives me the error:
"The network share could not be accessed for the following reason:
No mapping between account names and security IDs was done. (0x80070534)
Please ensure that the network location is valid."
Now I looked around and found alot of lonely people asking about this on other forums and found a lot of people that offered suggestions with their other externals that it had its own username and password to fiddle with it I guess that has a "admin type password if that makes any sense, but I don't know what Seagate's is. Any suggestions?
01-21-2009 06:25 AM
Vista has a more robust security mechanism or to some just difficult.
There has to be an identical user name / password on each computer in order to map an external drive to the Vista computer.
Also, the OS file sharing and fire wall permissions have to be enabled. This is not a complete answer in that I generally keep trying setting until I get it to work. I would use the Windows Explorer to try to set up the map the network drive and then invoke the backup software.