Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
Restart the computer in Safe mode:
Restart the computer.
Press F8 when you receive the "Please select the operating system to start" message.
On the Windows Advanced Options menu, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
If you are running other operating systems on the computer, use the arrow keys to select Microsoft Windows 2000 in the list that is displayed, and then press ENTER.
Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
In the File name box, type Shares_RegKey, and then click Save.
This step saves the Shares registry key to the Shares_RegKey text file, which you can use to restore the key in the future. By default, the file is saved in the My Documents folder. For information about how to restore the key, search Regedit Help for the Import Registry Key topic.
Examine the list of values in the right pane of Registry Editor.
Notice that the Data column contains the paths to shared folders. For example, you may see a line similar to the following: