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Problem with reconnecting to network drives

Q: Problem with reconnecting to network drives

ok so my one computer comp A at work is set up like so hardwired to a offline computer running our work software comp B network xx there is also a wireless adapter for internet usage and to connect to the back office pc for file sharing purposes comp C network xx yesterday i came to work and now comp A won't reconnect to either of the other pcs i can't log in to my mapped to with drives reconnecting Problem network z drive from comp B or connect to my share folder on comp C Problem with reconnecting to network drives when i try to connect i get that there was an error and it can't reconnect i am no pc dummy and have degree in networking but i have never seen anything like this before seriously boggling my mind as far as i know no settings were changed and i've checked everything and they are as they should be i searched google all day today and found nothing helpful does anyone have any idea as to what is going on here the error message is not very helpful basically says there was an error reconnecting microsoft windows network the network location could not be reached neither comp B or C show up under the network tab what is kinda weird is that my wireless printer does show up and works fine on comp A

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A: Problem with reconnecting to network drives

ok, so i have discovered that comp B can see comp A in the network list, but comp A can't see comp B. i can even access comp A through comp B, but not the other way around.

any ideas?
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i noticed on my win2000 pro that network drives always got disconnect after a period of time as showed below. Do you know of a command that can re-establish the connection without re-mapping the drives again?

Status L ocal Remote Network

disconnected F: \\server1\apps Microsoft Windows Network
disconnected G: \\server2\home Microsoft Windows Network
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A:Reconnecting Network Drives via GPO

This can happen from time to time, its normal.

normally its because your machine looks for the server before a network connection is established.
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A:Network drives not reconnecting at startup.

Hi There.!
Try this...
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type cmd.
Type net use x: \\computer name\share name, where x: is the drive letter you want to assign to the shared resource.
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Any suggestions please?

A:Solved: Network Drives not reconnecting at boot time

Have you tried putting a simple batch job in your startup with the correct NET USE commands to connect them?
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Am I doing something wrong or is there something i can do to make sure it reconnects after a reboot?

A:mapped drives not reconnecting in XP

I've seen this happen, and haven't figured out why. Instead of wasting my time on the problem, I simply worked around it. In your startup folder, just make a new Batch file (.bat) with lines like:

net use s: \\server\shared
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First of all, sorry for my bad english.
My pc was working perfectly for about a year now, but these days it started having problems.
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A reboot of the pc/router did always solve my problem in these situations.
Yesterday, my internet connection started connecting/reconnecting, and I couldn't solve it in any way, not with
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A:Network keeps reconnecting

It appears that you manually configured the IP for at least one system.
DON'T do that - - make sure all systems use DHCP
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A:Reconnecting to an Office Network

Does your company have an IT department/person?

Your office setup might be running a domain and if so, you'll have to get your computer re-added to the domain.
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A:Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If it's now happening to another computer, I'd unplug the router and switch(es) for 20 to 30 seconds. Also, check on your computer's Security or Firewall programs installed, make sure that they are up to date and not blocking the ports and network resources. You may try disabling the program(s) temporarily for debugging purpose.

An update will be nice.
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Hi all,

I'm having a recurring issue with my wireless network and would appreciate any help you can provide.

I connect to the web via a Belkin F5d7630-4a ADSL Modem with built in wireless router. The router is always on and I have a desktop PC connected via a wired connection.

When I first boot the laptop, it will generally find the wireless connection within a minute or so (although not always). If the laptop powers down, hibernates or sleeps, it sometimes reconnects, but generally can't. Once it's lost the connection, I generally need to reboot the laptop, sometimes two or three times to get it to find it again, even with the laptop sitting right next to the router.

I'm using WPA authentication and have hidden my SSID.

Can anyone suggest what I can do to resolve this, as it's driving me crazy.



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I tried these solutions:
-buy a new network card
-buy a new Wifi router
-ask a new modem from the ISP
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-i format the winchester and reinstall the windows 2 times
I have not more idea, than fix this, but this is a very angrily problem. I fight this since 1 year and nothing can help.
I'm waiting for all idea or solutions, i can try whatever!
Thank you!
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A:Mapped network drive not reconnecting on bootup

Hi there,
Although it's unlikely this was missed out, did you tick the checkbox when you mapped the network drive that allows you to reconnect at login?
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A:error occurred while reconnecting - The network location cannot be rea

This problem still persists, however I have added the following to my troubleshooting:
Configured my user profile on a new computer, it works flawlessly
configured a known working user configuration other than my own on my computer, it does NOT work at all, same problem as mine.
Unhid *Administrator* and performed driver removal and re-install from that user account just in case, no change

Any networking gurus out there, please feel free to ask questions. I'd be happy to produce more information to help solve this problem.
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A:Laptop Network Connection Dropping and Reconnecting

"Drops the connection" means what?

Do you use any software firewalls? VPN software? Packet sniffers?

Try updating the router firmware..

What is the DHCP lease time on the router?
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A:Solved: Windows 7 not reconnecting to network shares

OK, I figured this out, using a Computer Name as recognized by the network rather than my username, it remembers and logs me in when I restart. Not really sure why this makes a difference, but as long as it works, one less thing to worry about.
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A:Solved: Continually Disconnecting and Reconnecting to Wireless Network
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A:reconnecting to a network drive after changing computer ip address

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A:Mapped network drive not auto reconnecting at startup - Vista

I just happened to see this so thought I'd mention...

I ran into the same problem with our only Vista user. The share mounts fine once the system has booted but it fails just as you reported for remembered connections. In our case the server is Windows Server 2003. I haven't made any real attempts to understand the problem but I threw a quick net use batch at it until time permits.

Just in case, create a batch file with:

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A:That age old problem with network drives

It's an easy fix, read the instructions and find the download link below them here: Fix
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A:Problem with connecting network drives

I'd be talking to the University IT folks, there are many reasons this could be happening.
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A:Problem mapping network drives

Ok so some progress on this, if i share a drive on a local computer plugged into the same router or switch then map to it, i can connect no problems, how ever connecting to the 2 servers seems to be the issue, oddly enough also even when using the EXACT same cables that the other computer that connect fine uses, it still wont connect.
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I would probably create a startup .bat file for all machines on the network.

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I would like to suggest you update the network card driver and run Windows Update to install all the important updates first.

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1. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
2. Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.

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4. Exit the Command Prompt window.
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From post #1

"touchpad driver disabled notification"

Your specs show this.

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How long has Windows 7 been installed on this computer and where did you get Windows 7 from?
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I'll bite:

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A:can't map network drives

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A:Red X on network drives

Quote: Originally Posted by loucip

Let me start by saying i'm not really savvy on computer jargon. But here goes.
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Please help.


Hello & Welcome to SevenForums,

Maybe you could try their troubleshooting page;
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A:Network drives


If you time it, you will see that it is exactly 90 minutes between logging on, and losing the connection. This is because of the Kerebos Authentication, which has a 90 minute lease time on it's security token.

But it should re-establish the connection. Do you have the Win98 Active Directory plug-in installed on the machine? It is on the Win2K server disk, and should be installed.


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Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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A:I cant connect to network drives

Originally Posted by xdarkmario

it was working back on 10049 and then i updated to 10051 and it still was working fine. but recently i did a fresh install and now i can re add a network device

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Shot in the dark . . . I've been having trouble with Internet since 10041 and this morning . . .

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A:Network Mapping drives through Lan

Windows networking is a bit slow to update sometimes. Try mapping the network drive manually by right clicking My Computer and selecting "Map network drive"

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A:Mapping network drives

Welcome to Seven Forums!

A PC can't be a member of a Domain and a Workgroup a the same time. They're mutually exclusive.

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A:'can't reconnect all network drives'

Suggest that you try the following: -

1. Shutdown
2. Physically disconnect all Network drives
3. Restart
4. Monitor Task Manager and WAIT until all Disk activity has stopped - 0%
5. Now physically reconnect only ONE of the Network drives
6. Check if you can "see" the drive in File Explorer
7. Check if you can "see" the drive in Disk Management (see note)

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NOTE - Path to get to Disk Management

Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

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A:Network drives dropping

Windows or a Windows service reports an error in the event log stating that the system is out of resources; however, according to Performance Monitor and Windows Diagnostics, there is plenty of RAM available. For example, if a large number of connections are made to SQL Server, SQL Server reports an error 1450 - Insufficient System Resources, even though this system has plenty of RAM available.
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The Windows kernel is running out of paged-pool memory. When Windows starts, it calculates the amount of paged-pool memory available to the kernel based on the amount of physical RAM in the system. The following lists describes the maximum values in Windows: ? In Windows NT, the maximum value for paged-pool memory is 192 MB.
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Pagefile = 3072/4096 or 4096/4096
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A:No longer able to map network drives.

Have you tried Right Clicking on My Computer and choosing Map Network Drive...?

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A:Prettier way to get network drives...

I use this one. Not any cleaner but a little different.

' -----------------------------------------------------------'
Option Explicit
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Did you purchase a network version or a standalone version of the software?

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A:Network drives are mapping themselves

Hey gogrizz,

This very issue came up with a machine on our network a few years back. There was definitely a fix - what it was I can't quite recall right now (I'm at home).

I've made a mental note to check my support logs when I get in tomorrow morning and will be sure to check back in here and if unresolved at that time will definitely run through the fix.

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A:Network drives disabled

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A:Network drives are accessible but still have red X

Have a look at this support article:

In regards to Vista (explanation of issue):Windows Support

More info:

Hi JSkellington,
A. Which version of windows7 are you using?
I would suggest you to check the settings for mapping the network drive with windows7.
When you create a shortcut to a shared folder or computer on a network (also called mapping a network drive), you can get to it from Computer or Windows Explorer without having to look for it or type its network address each time.
1.Open Computer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Computer.
2.Click Map network drive.
3.In the Drive list, click a drive letter.
You can choose any available letter.
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To connect every time you log on to your computer, select the Reconnect at logon check box.
5.Click Finish.
Additional information:

Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
Thanks & Regards,
Vijay B – Microsoft Support
Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think

In other words, there's a solution for Vista but not one yet for 7 from what I can tell. My best advice would be to contact microsoft in regards to this issue.

- Al
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A:Map Network Drives from XP to Win7

Welcome to the forums Raj
Make sure all computers have the same workgroup (not homegroup) assigned
I usually have a similar problem because of a firewall or when one computer is connected to a VPN. Is that your case?
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A:Mapping Network drives

Is this Vista Home version? If it is anything like Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate versions, you created a password for the default account named Administrator when Vista was first installed/used. Use that, or create one for the Vista account whose folder you are attempting to map.