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Network disconnect when I connect w/ a new device. Plz Help

Q: Network disconnect when I connect w/ a new device. Plz Help

I have a linksys wrk54g wireless router connected to my cable modem. Off the router runs my desktop, roomates wireless laptop, my wired xbox360 and my roomates wireless ps3.

My problem is that when i play online games on my desktop, i momentarily get disconnected from the internet....for a couple seconds and drop the game I'm in whenever either the xbox or ps3 are turned on. I also get disconnected from other online programs such as aim/xfire but thats not as bad cuz i just log back in right away. It is pretty annoying and i believe it is a problem with my router somehow?

I am semi competent at computers and setup the network myself. Please if any1 has ideas or has heard of this problem before id appreciate it.

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A: Network disconnect when I connect w/ a new device. Plz Help

sounds like you have a duplicate IP address on one the the boxes

get a connection and make sure you can browse the Internet using google
and search for anything you like (we'll use this as a test)

Connect a device and make the browser search again (even on the same words).
If you get disconnected, then the last device connected has the conflict.

Go to that device and REMOVE any static IP address and make sure you have
Automatic DHCP for the IP and DNS addresses on that device.

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Running Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1.


I am hearing the Device Connect, Device Disconnect, and Failed to Connect sounds at random times, sometimes 2 minutes to 10 hours apart. No error window pops up when this event occurs, nor do any event logs record anything out of the usual when these events occur. It does not appear to be connected to any specific program or application that I run.

I have scanned my computer with multiple virus scans and malware scans. I have observed firewall connectivity and it appears that whatever is causing it is not trying to connect to the internet. I have full confidence that it is not an infection. I have also reinstalled the OS and applied the updates, but the problem is still there. I have done a driver check on all the hardware and all drivers seem to be in order.

To me, this is truly a phantom problem that has driven me to wits end. I apologize if the information seems lacking, but to be honest it's pretty much all I konw about this problem. I would be greatful for any comments or suggestions.

A:Device Connect/Disconnect/Failed to Connect sounds

What do you have connected to your USB ports?
What are the settings in your Control Panel to control the activity of the USB ports (in particular, any settings that sleep/disable that device when it's not being used).

The easiest thing to do is to disconnect all your USB devices and only connect them when using them. Also, follow the Safely Eject Hardware protocol when removing them from the computer.

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I connect a device, oh let's say an ext hdd or flash to my pc, do my thing (normally xfr files) and when done do the required safe-disconnect procedure. A short while later I may need it again, but I always have to physically disconnect the cable/device and re-connect to get my pc to 'see' the device again. Is there away to do this w/o physically disconnecting the external device?

(I went from Windows ME straight to 7 and seem to recall that there was a 'detect hardware' button that would re-establish the device's presence on the pc w/o the hassle of removing and replacing/unplugging/plugging the cable/device)

A:Connect/Disconnect Device

The possible method is to safely remove the drive and then force Windows to re-scan for hardware changes;

Start|type Device Manager in search box|Enter|Right click on root computer entry|Scan for hardware changes

Would this program be suitable for your purposes?


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Good day,
My system has developed a new system, which seems right out of the blue. My system will randomly freeze for a second or two, then it will play the device connect sound and then the device disconnect sound. It is totally random, and nothing should be connecting or disconnecting. I have not done anything new to my system in the way of installing new hardware. I have a firewall on my Linksys router. I just dunno what in the world it could be. I just know it is really terribly annoying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Good day,
My system has developed a new system, which seems right out of the blue. My system will randomly freeze for a second or two, then it will play the device connect sound and then the device disconnect sound. It is totally random, and nothing should be connecting or disconnecting. I have not done anything new to my system in the way of installing new hardware. I have a firewall on my Linksys router. I just dunno what in the world it could be. I just know it is really terribly annoying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Device Connect/Disconnect Issue?

Time to get your virus definitions up to date and run a virus scan. Then run a spyware check. I use Spybot from http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html Adaware is another good one.

Firewalls will not protect you from virus and spyware.

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At every start-up there is ether a Device Disconnect sound or a Device Connect sound that gets interrupted by a Device Disconnect sound.

This happens on every start-up, after almost everything is loaded.

There are no Yellow !-s in the device manager.

A:Device Connect/Disconnect Sound at Startup

Hello Desmond, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could troubleshoot by disconnecting one or a few devices at a time, then restart to see if you still get the sound until you find the culprit.

When you find the culprit, you could test connecting it to a different USB port to see if it still does it to see if you may have a bad USB port. You might also see if there may be newer drivers (if applicable) available for the device as well.

Hope this helps for now,

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So I just installed Windows 10 and been trying to get the right drivers on my gear. Everything was fine until after I installed a ASIO audio driver for a mixer.

Now I don't have any Event Sounds when I plug or unplug devices.

Tried uninstalling the ASIO drivers and didn't change, just for some reason now my computer won't give notification sounds. No Errors in any drivers in device manager.

Any ideas?

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I am on a Vista home premium system and have a resource monitor running as a gadget. I keep getting a cpu usage of around 30% off and on and hear the system sound of connection of a usb device every few seconds. I can't seem to nail down the culprit. I am monitoring processes in device mgr. and see windows media player.exe show up on list and then disappears about the same time frame. The program is not running. Anybody got a clue???

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Every time the noise is played, two entries are added to the Event Viewer, under Windows Logs -> Security. The text of them is as follows.General tab:http://i.imgur.com/wuZDx.pngDetails tab:- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
[ Guid] {54849625-5478-4994-A5BA-3E3B0328C30D}

EventID 6281

Version 0

Level 0

Task 12290

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8010000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-11-03T11:56:11.955953200Z

EventRecordID 1814


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 3588

Channel Security

Computer insanity-alpha


- EventData

param1 \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\System32\MBWrp64.dll
Like I said, I don't really know where to go from here, as I've never run into something like this before. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 8 keeps making the device connect and disconnect noises.

Did you install Audio drivers from Creative Labs? If so, you may want to uninstall and reinstall them and see if that helps.

The MBWrp64.dll is a file related to Creative Labs.

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I've noticed over the last week my computer and my laptop are both having the device connect/disconnect sounds playing frequently and randomly. About once every 2-10 minutes, I'd say. I found that when I unplugged my modem, it stopped. How can I fix this annoying issue? Is someone trying to hack me?

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I just got a new x1 carbon 7th gen for christmas.Ever since i first booted it up, the Windows "Device Connect" and "Device Disconnect" notifcation chimes keep going off randomly.But I don't have any devices hooked up to my pc!!I also turned off bluetooth just to be safe, but the sounds keep playing at random times.Has anyone else run into this issue?? Any solutions or advice? Thanks so much for any help/suggestions.  

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Hello, tonight I installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1. After the installation I see there's a cross over my network connection. But it keeps trying to connect. It's like you plug in cable, disconnect cable, every 5 seconds or so. But it never manages to fully connect. It gets to the state "identifying" then cross comes back.

I have tried 2 other network cables, none of them worked either. So I've tried reinstalling network drivers but didn't work either. Though Im not sure if I fully uninstalled drivers, cause network icon stayed in taskbar even when I thought they were gone. I really can't get my fingers on what's wrong here. I want to think easy and that the network adapter is broken. But it just can't be, it all happened directly after win 7 service pack installation must have to do with that.

And btw if I look behing computer on the 2 LEDs the orange one is flashing every 5 seconds or so as well. (green's not lit).

ASUS P7P55D - with Realrek network adapter (don't know exact name).

Hug's n kisses to the one who can solve this one
Thanks in advance

A:Network connect/disconnect over and over

Still same problem after a nights sleep, this problem is driving me mad - someone help me!

May add, I tried running an ubuntu live cd - and bingo network now green and router showing it's connected with something. So it's in Win 7 it have somehow shutdown that particular hardware.

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i use wifi connection at my office to connect internet connection when i went home and tried to connect evo 3g with my laptop i gave msg network disconnect i doesnt work although the software is installed and i can make a call from it but as i click connect botton it shows network disconnect. What is solution of it how can i connect my evo for internet i am using windows 8 and sony laptop?

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Is there any once have a clue on how to write a script that would run every time a RDP disconnect?
I need to create a script to disconnect all network drive upon an RDP disconnect.
+ Windows Professional (XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10).
+ Windows Server STD (2008, 2012)
Please help.

Thank you.

-- A human.

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Hello, ok so after recently doing a clean install of windows 10(please don't get me started on that mess). my system has been plagued by random usb drops. it's where everything connected via USB suddenly disconnects then reconnects out of the blue. well I was using a Rosewill Transenclosure RX200R-APU-25B USB 3.0 dual 2.5 hard drive enclosure and transferring files from one drive to another (connected via USB) when one of these drops occurred. Now whenever I plug in my hard drive enclosure in a windows warning pops up and says "the USB drive that was just connected Malfunctioned and could not be installed" and in system manager it says "Unknown USB device (device descriptor request failed)". I know it's not the hard drives because I can remove them and use another connection and they work fine, all files intact. It's just now my hard drive enclosure won't recognize. This also happened to a "Loot crate exclusive Game of Thrones stark sigil 4GB USB stick I plugged in and turned into a windows 10 install drive. When I plugged it into use it after the windows media creator said it was done the USB stick was raw and unformatable. Please help. Microsoft keeps telling me it's a hardware issue even though it happened on two different systems. both operating windows 10 never any issue with windows 7 or 8.1

Dell N7110
i5-2450M about to upgraded to an i7-2820 if I can get this USB issue under contol
16GB Samsung DDR3 Ram
3-750GB HDD, 250GB HDD
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A:Unkown USB device (device descriptor request failed) after disconnect

The driver could have been corrupted please re install the drivers for dell. Hope this helps

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I lost connection to the Internet and to my home network and have since been unable to reconnect. My computer was the only one in the house that was affected. I am connected directly to the modem via Ethernet.

Simultaneously, Windows gave a warning that an unknown USB device failed. All devices connected to USB ports are functioning normarlly. I do not have a WiFi transceiver connected to a USB port.




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I have a laptop Asus G55 with Intel Advanced 6235N Wireless Card. This laptop has been working fine all this while, but off late i started getting a weird issue.
1. This laptop started dropping wifi connections atleast once a week.All my other devices: Phone and Nexus 7 are able to connect fine.
2. I did a factory reset and installed the latest drivers but it still didnot solve the problem.
3. Tried resetting the Wifi Adapter multiple times but it didnot help.

When nothing worked, I just reset my wireless router(ActionTec from Verizon) and now I was able to connect successfully. Everything worked fine for a week and then I got this problem again. I reset my wireless router and it started working fine again.
What I dont understand is: why is it only my laptop that is facing the problem? Why dont other devices in the network(tablets,phones,other laptops) get the same issue?

Please help me out.
I have Windows 7 64bit OS.


A:Only one device in the Home Network not able to connect to the Internet

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Hello all,

My laptop is the only device that is unable to connect to the wireless internet in my new house. There are at least two other computers and three other phones (including mine) that have no problems connecting to the network. My laptop is a Dell XPS M1530 running on Windows Vista. The wireless router is a Cisco Linksys Model No: WRT310N.

I have never had a problem connecting to any wireless networks in the past, but when I try to connect to this new network it fails every time. After the first two minutes it says "Connecting to network taking longer than usual" and then it says "Connection failed" because the network timed out.

I have Norton Antivirus, and have disabled the both the Norton and Windows firewalls. And I tried to find a driver to download, but I couldn't find any that were compatible with my computer and the router.

I have run out of options and am close to just buying a new router. I would appreciate any help you all are able to provide.

Thank you in advanced!!

A:Laptop is the only device that cannot connect to wireless network

are you paying a subscription to norton ?

can you connect to the router by cable- and does it workok

whats the model of the wireless adapter - should be in device manager - see below

we have seen issues with a particular adapter and vista like this - AR5007(EG) and a driver update often resolves it


Remove the wireless security
Is your wireless security enabled?
if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect.
if it does - log back into the router and try with the wireless security enabled again

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link Read more

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Hi Team,

I am using hotel wifi network and was able to use it quite nicely. But suddenly my network started showing "No Internet Access" though it was connected.

Diagnostics gives an error "Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS Server) is not responding."

I am still able to connect to same wifi properly with my other laptop.

Can anybody please help me to solve this problem?


A:Not able to connect WIFI network.Device or resource not responding

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Try removing all your wireless network profiles then reconnect to the desired Wi-Fi network, if it's encrypted make sure to type the correct pass-phrase.
Easy Way to Delete Wireless Network Profile in Windows 7

Please post an update.

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I recently upgraded my wireless router from D-Link DIR-615 to D-Link DIR-685. Before the changeover, all of my devices were connecting to the router, although I had several problems with dropped connections, etc. The devices in use were:
- Desktop computer
- Laptop computer
- All-in-one touchscreen computer
- Netbook
- iPhone (original model)
- HP TouchPad tablet
- Sony Blu-Ray player
- Two internet radios (Aluratek and Livio)
- Wii

ALL of these devices were connected wirelessly to the network. When I set up the new router, I used a different network name/SSID, but kept the same security key/password. All of the router settings were kept the same (e.g., WPA-2, etc.). After the new router was up and running, every single one of the devices listed above connected (after an initial setup with the new network name, of course) EXCEPT the All-in-one/touchscreen computer. I've tried over and over, and it refuses to accept the security key/password. (The desktop, laptop, and touchscreen are all running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.)

After doing some research, I tried some suggested solutions, but nothing seems to work. Nothing on the problem computer has changed since it was last connected to the old router. I checked the "Properties" of the network device on both the Desktop (which has no problems connecting) and the Touchscreen, and they are identical: WPA-2, AES, etc. And I'm 100% positive I'm entering the security key correctly. I've rebooted the... Read more

A:Solved: One device won't connect to home wireless network

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I'm trying to setup an FTP server to upload photos and videos to, and tried to setup a program to automatically change the ip on the domain every time it changes, but have been having trouble with it.

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I'm trying to determine what is different with Windows 7 Embedded (32-bit) and network devices. I have a network device on and I can ping it just fine, but the third party software refuses to see it. If I use either Windows XP, Windows
7 Professional, or Windows 7 Enterprise, then I can connect to the device just fine. Unfortunately, you cannot get new PCs with anything except Windows 7 Embedded or Windows 10.

I've tried many network settings, turned off Windows Firewall, disabled IPv6, etc. So I am looking for suggestions on what else to try. My understanding is that Windows 7 Embedded installs less than other Editions by default, so I suspect that some software
layer needs to get installed.

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I have a friend's laptop (Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4040) that she recently got and I can't get the wifi on this thing to work. The built-in wifi card shows fine in Device Manager, but, if I attempt to use it in a network, I get a vague error about driver issues. She got a USB wifi adapter, as well, and the same thing is happening with it. I've installed the drivers from the Toshiba website and made sure they were up to date with Windows for the built-in card and used the CD that came with the on networks wifi adapter to install that driver. Neither adapter shows up in ipconfig /all, either.

Might anyone know where to go next? I could reinstall Windows, but I fear there's something simpler I'm missing.

A:Wireless card(s) show in Device Manager but cannot connect to network

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'd recommend for you to boot in Safe Mode with Networking by restarting the laptop, continue tapping F8 then select this option. Disable any AV or Security programs, go to Device Manager uninstall the Wi-Fi adapter(s), then reinstall the drivers again.

An update will be nice.

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Hi Team, I have installed debian jessie in my laptop. I have been trying to connect to my wireless network. All I could see is wifi network is disabled and it shows "device not ready and firmware missing". Could you please help me resolve this issue? I will give the following info hope you could provide me a solution. [email protected]:~# lspci00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 0b)00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 0b)00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC (rev 04)00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 (rev 04)00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller (rev 04)00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev e4)00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev e4)00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4)00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev e4)00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller (rev 04)00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller (rev 04)02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semico... Read more

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Before we were going to outside, we can connect Office Wireless. But strangely, when we're back to office evening, we cannot connect Office Wireless. The error message - "can't connect because the sign-in requirements for your device and the
network aren't compatible. Contact your IT personnel". IT person is me.

So, we tried to Wireless Driver update and gpupdate /force many time. But it won't work.
But LAN is properly working fine.
Please advise me "How to solve this issue".

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I would appreciate any help re-connecting to my network printer(HP L7650). The other 2 pc's on my Windows peer-peer network are able to connect to this printer.
HP tech support tried to fix this, but said my pc's Device Manager has disappeared. From "My Computer" the "My Network" does not display the other 2 pc's or the printer, but my desktop shortcut does allow me to connect to the other 2 pc's.
Any ideas?? Thank you for your suggestions. nldmartin

A:Solved: Cannot connect to my network printer;Device Manager not working.

The poster communicated this message regarding this thread:

21 Jan'09: I contacted Microsoft to get paid/professional help. They solved the printer access problem.They need me to get a Win XP install disc w/Service Pack 2 to solve the absent "Device Manager" problem (my WinXP install disc has Service Pak 1).

So, I'll go ahead and mark it solved.

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I'm not finding the icon for same in the popup box at the right side of the toolbar as was the case with Win7. I searched locally and didn't find it. Is there a new feature that doesn't require ejecting a USB iPod, flash drive...?


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I have a Win 8.1 laptop that has USB 3 ports. I'm using a USB DVD/CD RW with it. But it's doing the connect, reconnect, connect, reconnect. Something similar happened with external HDDs, but not this bad.

Tried these links:

Download Windows 8.1 Update for x64-based Systems (KB2919355) from Official Microsoft Download Center
Hard drive disconnecting and reconnecting [Solved] - Hard Drives - Storage
Help! After installing Windows 8.1, my USB drive disappears or file transfers stop unexpectedly
USB port doesn't support external optical drive - Page 2 - Windows Central Forums

So I did:

(1) In my Power Options, I disabled "Hard Disk Turn-off" and "USB Re-charge power-save thing"

(2) In Device Manager, in HID and USB section, I went to their properties and disabled all the power management.

(3) I tried to install the update[Windows8.1-KB2919355-x64] except, it tells me I already have it installed.

(4) What shall I do?


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randomly about about 4 -10 times an hour i hear the disconnect sound and mouse freeze's up for a second (not cool when playing CoD4).
I look and even had the device manager open when i hear the sound and dont see anything dissapering.
This started happening while using win7RC1 about 3 weeks ago. and now with a clean install of win7 64bit ultimate retail, I get it right away with no 3 party programs installed.

Manufacturer:Self Built BFG 650Watt PSU
Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory:4 GB Corsair XMS 4-4-4-12
Hard Drive:250 GB 7200 3.0gb Sata HDD
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Monitor:22" HP 2207
Sound Card:Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
Speakers/Headphones:Logitech Fatal1ty HeadPhones
Mouse:Logitech mx518
Mouse Surface:Belkin cloth
Operating System:Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
Motherboard:ASUS P5N32-E SLI
Computer Case:Antec NineHundered Case

A:Device disconnect sound

What exactly is "the disconnect sound"? Do you mean the device removal "hi-lo" sound that's heard, for example, when a USB key is yanked out?

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I am running Vista Ultimate x64 on a Toshiba laptop. When I have an USB device (including sd card in slot) installed, I cannot get it to "disconnect" until I go to the task manager and manually stop wmpnetwk.exe. WMP is not playing nor was it at anytime during the session.

Sharing is not enabled in wmp and the service is set up as "Automatic (Delayed Start)".

How can I get back to normal handling of usb devices?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


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I just installed internet explorer 6.0 for windows 98. I previously was running ie 5.0.
aFTER SWITCHING TO 6.0, I have several issues:
1) When I open my browser, I no longer get my ISP login screen (earthlink)
2) When I close my browser, I no longer get the auto-detect option (disconnect/stay connected)

After searching this forum and finding several fixes for this problem, I did the following......
start>settings>control panel>internet options>connections>settings>the dial up settings area no longer has my name and password.... i can click on properties but the advanced button is greyed out.
When I go thru My computer to the dial up networking area, if I double click my earthlink connection, my login and password are there, but this seems to be the only way I can now connect and disconnect.
I checked the Microsoft website and found Q153965 -- it doesn't give the info for win 98/ie 6, but it doesn't matter since i can't seem to get to the advanced button.
I read about the registry hack in an earlier post... should I try this?? If it works though I still have the prob with connecting.
Thanks in advance for any help and let me know if you need any more info.

A:ie 6.0/win 98/connect, disconnect

If you open IE and go to Tools>Options>Connections tab, does your Earthlink ISP show up in the Dialup an VPN Settings box? If it does, does it show the word default behind it? If not, click on it and lower down select the Make Default button and also select the Always Dial My Default Connection button.

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I Have just recently been told that my router only works for 1 system at a time ( Wired or Wireless) So that means i can't access the internet on another llaptop while i am using the internet on this laptop

What i want to do is:
​Disconnect my PC from the internet and connect the internet to my PS3.
So this is it.

Simple question.

Disconnect internet from this PC and connect to PS3

A:Disconnect from and Connect for another (Help)

we are already trying to help you here http://forums.techguy.org/networking/979642-connecting-new-devices-help-please.html so please do not start a new thread with the same issues continue on your other thread

- we do not approve of duplicating posts here

Thanks - Closing this post -

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Use to be comfortable using NEW USE to connect and disconnect my two computers until purchase of new Dell 546.
LAN hard wired behind a Actiontec M1424WR. Two computers, a Dell 546 running Vista Home Premium 64 bit with the MS Firewall active and a Dell 8300 running Windows Home Premium and Comodo firewall. I can communicate both ways using Run URL address or better yet Map using Explorer where all my partitions are visible to select. On the Vista computer Network Discovery has been turned on along with all sharing except password Protected Sharing. On the XP file sharing permitted and use to work fine with my old 8100. Both Workgroups are named MSHOME.
So what's my problem, I cannot automate using NET USE x: \\computer name\partition password from either machine. Turning off both Firewalls does not change any of the above.

A:Connect and disconnect using NET USE

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I connected my ps4 controller to my dell inspiron 15 5000 series laptop running windows 8.1. I've been able to connect and disconnect my controller in the past but now my controller won't remove when I try to remove it. I've tried to remove it from the bluetooth menus on setting, tried to remove it from the menus in device manager, and now I see in devices and printers in the control panel that their is an unspecified controller and it doesn't not give me the option to remove the device. I'm at my wits end and in need of the internet's vast away of expertise. Please help me any way you think you can. The screenshots below is my devices and printers menus not giving me the option to remove device and it giving me the option to remove a different device.

A:Bluetooth device refuses to disconnect

Is the issue that you cannot pair the controller with a different device because it latches onto the laptop or is it that you are trying to clean up the look of Devices and Printers?

If the former isn't there a way to tell the controller to disconnect from a device or to tell it to pair with a different device?

If the latter I cannot think of anything to help. I find the Devices and Printers to be pretty helpful, but feel that we just have to live with some aspects that don't work the way we'd like.

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MY pc is constantly making the sound of a usb device being disconnected and then immediately the reconnect wav., then after several several time of this happening my entire PC freezes and I have to manually shut down and restart.

A:USB Device disconnect, reconnect, over and over, and then PC freezes

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I just got a brand new Lenovo T420 and after updating Windows 7 (64-bit) and installing other recommended updates, it plays the Device Disconnect sound after startup. It seems to happen once everything is loaded, maybe about a minute from the time you see the desktop.

I can't be 100% certain that it only started after the update. Also, I should point out that I have a fingerprint reader and a USB mouse. I tried disconnecting the USB mouse and disabling "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" for the fingerprint reader, but still no luck. I tried using Event Viewer, but I have no ideal what I'm actually looking for.

Please help! This is driving me crazy!

A:Device Disconnect sound on startup

Some more info...

I checked out Event Viewer and here are some of the items under Administrative Events:

Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

Microsoft Antimalware Real-Time Protection feature has encountered an error and failed.
Feature: Behavior Monitoring
Error Code: 0x80004005
Error description: Unspecified error
Reason: The filter driver requires an up-to-date engine in order to function. You must install the latest definition updates in order to enable real-time protection.

Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
Network link is disconnected.

The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device USB\VID_147E&PID_2016\6&31ad0206&0&3.

WLAN AutoConfig service has successfully stopped.

WLAN Extensibility Module has stopped.

Module Path: C:\Windows\System32\IWMSSvc.dll

The content source cannot be accessed.

Context: Application, SystemIndex Catalog

(HRESULT : 0x80004005) (0x80004005)

I went through Device Manager and it seems like everything is working properly. I even updated the drivers for Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection but I'm still having the same problem. The sound also ... Read more

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This morning I installed an optional update from Windows Update. It was Ralink Technology WLAN 802.11 wireless LAN card.

Since then, when I try to print to my wireless network printer, the network would disconnect then come back on after a while. The update shows up in Update History as successfully installed but not in the installed updates. System restore is of no help here. The network configuration page shows normal. The web does not appear to be affected. I made a new network connection for the printer but it did not help.

Is there a way to reverse this update or should I uninstall the 802.11 LAN card and let windows re-install anew.

The printer is a HP Officejet Pro 8600e

A:Random network disconnect to wireless network printer

You can go into device manager -right click the network card and roll back the driver - then search for this in windows search - "change device installation settings" and select never let windows install driver updates - also hide the driver in windows update - that should do it - if it still installs u can turn off a setting in maintenance - from memory.

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Good day.

i have a computer with windows 7 32-bit. i do not want to be connected to the internet all the time but cannot find a convenient way to be able to turn on and off the lan connection. right-clicking the the network/sharing page does nothing. i do not want to be connected to the internet all the time, but don't want to have to unplug the cable to get the results i need. anyone have any suggestions. used to be able to right click the icon on the task bar to disconnect the internet....

A:want to be able to manually connect/disconnect lan

The closest thing I know of is to create a shortcut on the desktop for the Local Area Connection and then click on disable to disconnect from it. Once you want to connect again, you would just enable it. To do this, you would right click on your network icon on the lower right on your screen, click on open network and sharing center, then click on change adapter settings, then click and drag your LAN connection to your desktop. Again, there might be a better way to do this, but this is the easiest way, and simplest too.

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I had been using Windows 8 till last week. It was very easy to connect or disconnect the internet in that OS. I simply clicked on the network icon in the system tray and the clicked on connect or disconnect and done. My username and password were stored so I didn't have to retype each time.

Now in Windows 10, when I click on this system tray icon, I get the option of my ISP and when I click on that, it takes me to settings, network sharing etc and there I must again click on my ISP link which then prompts me for my username and password. It's very very cumbersome to do this again and again(I don't keep my connection on all the time). Windows 10 has my username and password stored which I can see but it still prompts me every time. And for disconnecting too it take me to settings etc .

Can it not be made simple and easy like it was in Win7 or 8?


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I suddenly started having problems connecting my "upstairs" computer to my wireless network. My downstairs computer is the one wired into the router, and my upstairs computer is receiving through a Linksys wireless card. I had the connection yesterday, then problems started. (Both computers run WinXP) When I boot, the connection is not there, and no connections are found. Then I go into "change the order of connections", remove them all, and the computer sees the connection. I click connect, it prompts me to enter the network key, which I do. Then the screen showing my connection starts to shift between showing my network waiting to be connected, then showing my network as connected and waiting to be disconnected, and back and forth, etc., etc. If I try to repair the connection it just tries and tries, to no avail. Eventually the screen no longer sees my network. Then I go back into the "change order of connections" and the whole thing starts all over. When I look in the order of connection screen properties for my network, the info is correct except for the network key, which is the default 8 character key, whatever it is. Entering the correct key does nothing, and the next time I look it is back to default again. As soon as I post this I will try it with security disabled, but I am not optimistic. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Connect or disconnect?

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Hello All,

New problem. While checking e-mails if I have a web address in a e-mail and I try to go there I lose my dial up connection. After getting the connection back everything is fine until I close it and then I lose the connection again. Also if I leave Outlook Express and try to go to a site on my favorite list I have to log on again. Windows 98SE. Any ideas?

Thanks Danboy

A:[SOLVED] connect disconnect

Try this. In Outlook Express go to
Tools>options>Connection tab
There is a box Labeled
Hang up after sending and receiving.
Is it checked? If it is, uncheck it and click apply.

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I can run the internet fine, download stuff, stream things.

But once I open any video game (singleplayer or multi), a few WinRar files, or PSPVideo 9 as a few examples, I get disconnected from my WLAN for no reason.

I cannot figure out or think of any reason for this to happen.

I have tried 2 different Wireless adaptors, bought a new PCI USB 2.0 card none help.

And the computer 10 feet from me with the same wireless adaptor works perfectly all the time. and has a better reception than mine.

I have a Linksys wireless G router downstairs. Our old Microsoft router never had this problem until it died.

Any help would be nice.

A:Connect/Disconnect from WLAN

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I was talking to a service tech about my video camera and he told me a procedure to use when connecting a firewire item to the computer. The procedure was complicated and started with everything off to connect or disconnect the computer and the firewire item. He said this was what microsoft recommended. I have looked on MS and cannot find any procedure.

Is it like USB or does it need special procedures to use.



A:Firewire Connect/Disconnect

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I am being troubled by repeated occurrences of the Disconnect and Connected sounds.
I am trying to identify what is causing these and thought there might be a clue in the event logs.
Does anyone know if these events are logged and where which might give me a clue as to what is happening?

A:Disconnect and Connect events

These Admin events are likely to be logged in DeviceSetupManager via the Information level.

Right click on the Start button and select Event Viewer. View all instances of the Information events and look for a time when you know it has happened. You might get a clue from the references to any devices being connected/disconnected or serviced.

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I've been experiencing problems with USB on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. If I connect or disconnect a USB device, there is quite often a delay (30 seconds to 5 minutes) before Windows acknowledges the connection.

It doesn't seem to matter what USB port I am using. it happens with USB HDD Enclosures, External drives, wireless keyboard/mouse, microphone EVERYTHING!

BOTH connecting and disconnecting USB devices have this delay problem, if I am disconnecting a device, it will stay in My Computer for 30 seconds to 5 minutes AFTER I disconnected it.

How do I fix??

A:USB connect/disconnect delay

Go to the Dell website and under Support enter your product information. Look for your service tag on your machine and enter that.

Then you should be presented with a list of drivers. If not click on Drives and Downloads to the left.

If the USB drivers are not listed in the menu, then they are bundled with the chipset driver.

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I am being troubled by repeated occurrences of the Disconnect and Connected sounds.
I am trying to identify what is causing these and thought there might be a clue in the event logs.
Does anyone know if these events are logged and where which might give me a clue as to what is happening?

A:Disconnect and Connect events

These Admin events are likely to be logged in DeviceSetupManager via the Information level.

Right click on the Start button and select Event Viewer. View all instances of the Information events and look for a time when you know it has happened. You might get a clue from the references to any devices being connected/disconnected or serviced.

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