Update: after disabling my router firewall and the windows firewall, enabling sharing on my optical drive (E
, as well as changing DVD or CD sharing to require me to grant permission, I do get it now where my Vista PC does ask me to grant permission. After clicking allow, the Mini says "Waiting for disc on<pc name>..." and that's where it sits
I took the mini to work, and tried it on the office's 15" MBP also on 10.5.6, and I get the EXACT same error.
so, I upgraded to bios A05, reinstalled DellEFI including regenerating my DSDT file and disabling/enabling remote disc, and NADA. exact same error.
I doubt the two are related, but I can't be sure so I'll make mention of it... bluetooth tethering to my blackberry 8320 is not working on my machine either.
Am i stuck reinstalling the OS at this point?
Edit: I'm an idiot... the office's MBP had parallels running, and the VM was reading the disc, not the OSX side.
everything works now off the office's MBP. I'm reinstalling Mac Mail as we speak.
What could still be causing DVD or CD sharing to not work on my Vista box at home?