I have a Windows 2000 computer which is a client on a small home network. Whenever I try to access it from another machine, it asks me for a password, and I have no idea what the password is. Can anyone help please?
Assuming a simple peer to peer network, make sure on all machines you have TCP/IP (or other common protocol), Client for Microsoft Networks, File and Printer Sharing, installed and enabled (Right click My Neighbourhood Places, Properties, right click relevant local area connection, Properties, General tab, check all 3 are ticked).
Then make sure you have enabled at least a shared folder or shared printer.
Make sure each computer is joined to the same Workgroup (Right click My Computer, Properties, Network Identification tab, Properties).
Then make sure you have the same user accounts and passwords on the relevant machines (or if not, enable Guest account on relevant machines, provided the Guest account has permissions to access the shared folders).