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Q: Network Local device in use

Hi everyone,

I have a problem. One of the computers here at work can't log into the network. When I click O:\ Drive it gives me an error saying "Local device in use". This has happend before in the past. The problem was one of the tech guys hooked up a laptop and put a IP address that someone already using, so they put a different IP Address for the laptop. But the computer still could not get into the network drive. Eventually the problem was resolved but I was not here to see it done.

I already checked the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) properties and everything looks ok.

Does anyone has a resolution for this?
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I need help.
My local area connection is missing even the network adapters in the device manager.. While using our desktop, i noticed that the electricity flickered( once) then my internet connection disappeared.. so i had to go to network and sharing center and manage my connections. i disable and enable my local area connection and can't still connect.. so i restarted my PC and then boom.. Local area connection missing, so i had to search the net using our laptop. then even in the device manager the network adapters are missing.. i also re install its drive, used system restore.. still failed..

Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M LE
Processor: i7 3rd gen
Video card: NVDIA

A:Local Area Connection and Network Adapters in Device Manger is Missing

Welcome axionman,

Have you tried re-booting your cable modem & router if you have those ?

How do you connect to the internet ? Your service provider ?
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A:The local device name is already in use

Sounds like the drive letter in question is already mapped to a resource.

Open a command prompt and type NET USE to see what drive letters are already mapped.

To remove a mapping.


... where d: is the drive letter to be released.
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A:Will adding a 2nd network card improve local network transfer speed

That won't really help the way you are describing the problem, although adding access points will help with streaming to wireless devices.

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I've done many HD movie streaming tests on my system.

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A:Access Local USB Device only via RDP

In the Group Policy editor, go into
Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Removable Storage Access

Enable the policy "All Removable Storage: Allow direct access in remote sessions"
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What exactly is the alert you are getting?

The loopback device is essentially your computer. It was created for diagnostics purposes so that you can test TCP applications against your own computer by connecting to
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A:problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

add 'local.' to the internal domain or change it altogether.

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Here is the attachment.
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A:'no local bluetooth device was detected'

Unfortunately, your unexpanded Device Manager screenshot tells us nothing since you haven't expanded the relevant device category to show the bluetooth driver status, or if it's driver installed at all.

Please post another screenshot with the relevant category expanded to show bluetooth driver status.

Also check that bluetooth is actually turned on. It's usually enabled/disabled by either a slider-switch or one of the top level keys in combination with the Fn key.
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A:no local bluetooth device was detected

is the blue tooth switched on - sometimes it switches on with the wireless signal
then in device manager you should see the device
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thanks to the brave men & women willing to help me

A:Cant see my local disk D but device manager knows its there

================================================== =
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administratormountvol
Creates, deletes, or lists a volume mount point.

MOUNTVOL [drive:]path VolumeName
MOUNTVOL [drive:]path /D
MOUNTVOL [drive:]path /L

path Specifies the existing NTFS directory where the mount
point will reside.
VolumeName Specifies the volume name that is the target of the mount
/D Removes the volume mount point from the specified directory.
/L Lists the mounted volume name for the specified directory.

Possible values for VolumeName along with current mount points a








C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

================================================== ==

I am using service pack 1, my other drive has service pack 2.

thanks for the help!
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A:no local bluetooth device was detected

"local bluetooth device" is referring to a bluetooth device inside your laptop.

Are you sure your laptop has a built-in Bluetooth device?
Check Device Manager on your laptop to see if Bluetooth is listed there.
If it isn't, then your laptop doesn't have one.

If you are certain it does have one, it may be that it's driver needs re-installing. You can download it from your laptop manufacturer's website.
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A:Local Device Name Problem, Looses connection to Shared.

To fix this up nicely, remove the current mapping. Turn off Win 7 machine.

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the problem with not updating vista is it leaves your operating system wide open to attack , thats exactly how conficker spread. An unpatched OS can make your firwall and AV next to useless

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A:Local Network

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Quote: Originally Posted by Focksie

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A:Local Network

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A:Unknown Network Device in CP\View Network Computers, Dev.

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A:Solved: Connected to "Network 7" a local network - but not to the internet?
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A:my local network does not work

I think that, possibly, a quick fix might be a system restore. If the problem was due to the last scan it should work.
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A:Network Access Local Only

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A:Solved: Need Local Network Help PLEASE

If they are both accessing the internet through the same router an inability to ping is almost always a firewall issue.
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A:Local Only Network Connection

Hey Chris (I'm assuming your name is Chris from the IP settings...),

Let me be the first to welcome you to Vista X64 forums.

It looks like your router/modem does not have DHCP enabled (or it has a MAC Address filter in place.) Do you know how to edit your router's settings? If not, your ISP may need to do it from their side.

I would like to thank you one hundred ten percent for posting this information from the get-go. It makes our lives so much easier when information is posted in this manner.

It looks like when your computer is set to DHCP/Automatic IP, your router is not giving the PC an IP address. If I'm not mistaken, the 169.254... IP addy is an APIPPA address (Automatic Private IP Address). This address is used by Windows when it is looking for an address but the router it's connected to does not want to give it one.

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A:Local Network Issue

Hi there,

If you're sure that the Homegroup in your network is setup correctly try creating a new account as Administrator from the problematic computer and see if you're able to access the shared network resources. Compare the ipconfig/all output of this computer to another working computer. If there's any discrepancies please post both ipconfig/all output in your next post.
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A:Unidentified network/ local only

This isn't retore time.

When you connected directly, did it work? As unless something else can get aqccess, i'd be incline to think bad hub.
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A:Cannot see other computers on local network.

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A:Local Area Network

Did you install your network controller and driver?


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A:local only network - wired

Hello Jrdonnaruma,

Welcome to the Seven Forums. is a local outfit. We must practically be neighbors.

Only idea I have is to try installing the Vista drivers in compatibility mode: Info here if needed: Compatibility Mode

Hope this helps and that you enjoy the forums.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag

After un-installing Commodo, I now rely on the Windows Firewall, but now access to the local network is blocked. Internet is open.

How do I regain my network?



Cheemag hi and welcome

What are you using for an anti-virus? Are you using homegroup, or workgroup for your local area network? What is your network setup?
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A:Local Only Network Connection

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router. Then reset it to factory defaults and reconfigure it. (Make sure you know the important settings before starting this procedure.)

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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A:Unidentified Network (Local Only)

moving to the Networking Forum for better results.
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A:unidentified network local only

log into the router and remove the wireless security - no see if it will connect - if it does - log back into the router and try the wireless security again
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A:missing local network

check cervices are running
start run type services.msc vista start type services enter
go to
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