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Cannot DISCONNECT a shared Computer on Network

Q: Cannot DISCONNECT a shared Computer on Network


Surely SOMEONE out there knows how to fix my dilemma. If I have not provided enough information. Please tell me what you need to know. I really need a solution for this. Stopping the share at the Windows 7 machine disrupts other computers. So, that is not really a solution.
Windows 8.1x64 clean install from dvd. I have a private network configured as a Workgroup consisting of a W2000 photocopy machine,XP desktop, W7 desktop and laptop and now a Windows 8.1 desktop. During the initial installation I have files on the Windows 7 desktop I need so from Windows Explorer I clicked on the Windows 7 computer to gain access to the password shared folders and their files.
I entered the User and Password info and clicked the "stay connnected" as I expected to reboot several times during this computers installation.

Everything worked just great UNTIL I no longer wanted the connection to the Windows 7 computer.
On XP and even Windows 7 it was trivial to Disconnect a computer that I had established a share with.

However, on Windows 8.1 I cannot figure out how to do it. How do I disconnect the share with the Windows 7 computer?

This may seem trivial but I cannot figure it out. Obviously I can disconnect from the W7 computer but that computer is shared with others as well. And then the other computers would have to re-establish their shares. And, that would just be a work around.

Please help me by telling me the right way to do this...

Thanks in advance!

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A: Cannot DISCONNECT a shared Computer on Network

I give up. Perhaps someone on another website can help me.

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Imagine we are having a workgroukp LAN of 30 comps. I am accessing C drive of my system thru n/w. After my work I came back to my seat. Just then only I discoverd my C drive which I shared contains very critical docs which is confidential. But whn I wnt to that system the origianal user of that system is not allowing me to log off b'coz he is hvng so many unsaved works which have to finished.

so what can I do to disconnect the shared resource I accessed frm other computers without logging off?

Somebody told me to use net system command..but that is useful only for Domain environmnt..
If any one knows.. U r great man.. let me know/

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How to disconnect a shared folder?

I wanted to disconnect a shared folder but couldn?t figure out how this can be done.

It is not there on the right click (attached)!

Thank you.



A:How to disconnect a shared folder?

Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN

How to disconnect a shared folder?

I wanted to disconnect a shared folder but couldn?t figure out how this can be done.

It is not there on the right click (attached)!

Thank you.



Hi Jamal,

Please check the link below which outlines command line and windows interface to stop the share:

Stop Sharing a Folder or Drive

If you have any queries feel free to reach out.

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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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I am home user running Windows 7 professional and have mapped a network drive (Y that points to a folder on a LaCie NAS on my LAN. When the mapping was setup, the "Reconnect at Logon" option was selected.

Now I want to permanently disconnect that mapping. I have tried:

1) Disconnecting in Windows Explorer
3) NET USE Y: /D

The drive disconnects no problem, but when I login again, the mapping is back. How do I get rid of this mapping PERMANENTLY?


A:Disconnect shared drives permanently

What happens if you disconnect, then remap and clear the "reconnect at logon" check box, then disconnect?

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I am new to this forum. My question is in regards to shared folders. I run a desktop and laptop connected by ethernet, through a router. Both machines run Windows 10 Pro. Both machines have static IP addresses setup in the router. I do not use a software firewall and both computers are allowed onto the network.

I share folders on both machines in order to run client software on the laptop which connects to the flight simulator on the desktop. All of the shared folders have full control setup for everyone in both security settings and the shared folders tab.

There are HomeGroups set up on both machines with the correct information.

The problem (finally you say) is that occasionally, one computer cannot open the shared folders on the other over the network. This doesn't happen all the time, nor is the solution consistent. Ssometimes closing and reopening the netwok folder fixes it. Sometimes just waiting does it. Other times, I have to reboot the computer(s). This creates issues with my client software tryong to connect to the desktop. The error is: 0x80070035 Windows cannot find.....(to paraphrase).

I should point out that the other machine shows up in the network folder. I just can't access it when this happens.

This happens mainly on the laptop attempting to connect to the desktop, although once in awhile the desktop cannot find the laptop.

I have checked and rechecked settings, deleted and rebult the HomeGroup, ensured password pro... Read more

A:Shared Folders Intermittent Disconnect

Win 10 network discovery is munted. Try the registry mods to restrict to SMB1. Run the commands in the admin command prompt.

Restrict to SMB1
sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb10 start= auto
Reset back to default
sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= auto

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Recently purchased and installed Windows 8.1(hard drive crashed in December). During install, I was prompted to set up as shared computer or as part of a group. I have only one computer and mostly am the only one using it. How can I get my computer set as single user (not shared/non group). Often I get alerts that I can't do connect a device, or such, because it is not registered as part of my "group", frustrating. I just want to keep it simple. Thanks.

A:shared/network computer

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In our office, we have multiple computers on one network, however, one needs to be taken off. How do I keep the other computers from seeing these files, and keep them on my computer. I am running XP on the home computer.
We have 4 computers-
The admin,
and 3 others. The admin was set up to save its files on a wireless network, not sure why. However, the files on admin are confidential and are currently available for anyone to see on the otehr computers by going to Network Places: Admin. (it is like a shared folder). I need to get them pass word locked, or taken off completely, while keeping them on the admin computer.

A:How do i take my computer and files off the shared network??

have you turned off sharing on the admin PC ?
what windows version

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We have a network with a server running 2003 and all 63 computers using xp pro.

the 3 office computers need to access a shared folder, containing a frequently used program, on one of these computers. (This folder cannot be stored on the server as the program doesn't work then. It is also easier as only one computer needs the frequent program updates). I have done this by mapping a drive to the folder.

The user of Computer A has left and I changed the username and password on server and computer.

When I tried to connect using Computer B I was prompted for a username and password to access it and everything was fine. But computer C didn't give me this option. I disconnected the drive and tried to remap it.

computer A has the folder, computer B can access the folder and program, computer C can see the computer but not the folder.

All computers were recently upgraded from win 98 with fresh install except Computer C which was just upgraded over the top (Lazy tech guys couldn't be bothered to reformat)

I have called in tech guys but they take 3 days to arrive and usually mess things up

Has anyone any ideas on why this is happening. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Mel

A:Can see computer but not shared folder on network

What are you the System Admin or Network Engineer?

Computer C has to be re-formated with a fresh copy of XP. So that would have to be done if the lazy tech didn't do it right the first time.

Sounds like your remoting into these Computer A, Computer B and Computer C. Can you go out to their location and see what's going on? If you can't get the techs to do since you have to wait 3 days. Computer C needs to be taken care of.

Each PC A, B, C need to be setup in Active Directory so you can administer them correctly.

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Hello there.

I currently have a printer connected to a computer in my room (Canon Pixma iP4300 [USB]). I also have a computer in the office which is connected to the network via a wireless extender. I am a little short of space in my room and am looking at which peripherals I can move away without too much hassle - the printer is one such thing which has a relatively large footprint and would ideally be located in the office.

I am fairly confident that with a little research I could set up the printer to be shared from the office PC (Vista Home Premium x32) to other computers on the network, which would be a more suitable location for it.

However, one thing that occurs to me is that it would require the office PC to be on in order for other machines to print. Currently the office PC is set to go to sleep after a period of inactivity [20~30 minutes]. My question is, would it be possible for other computers on the network to wake this machine in order to use the printer connected to it?

I hope this makes sense but if you need me to clarify my explanation just let me know.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:Possible to wake a computer on the network to use a shared printer?

I would enable the 'Wake on LAN' feature in the BIOS settings on the computer. So, when it receives network traffic, the BIOS will auto wake the computer up.

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It prompts me for a password to access my c drive on the 98se computer.
I can see the share on my xphome computer. I only have one administrator password on the 98se computer. I remember this happening when I tried to share the c drive on two xphome computers a while back. Any folders that I shared individually I could access ok. but if i shared the entire drive I was promted for a password as well, in which the admin passwords didnt work. Is there somekind of default password? Ive tried no password also....and no luck. thks

A:Solved: shared drive c: on 98se computer I can see it on the network but


I did assign a new password for the c drive when i initially set up file sharing. Windows 98 has an 8 character limitation for its file sharing passwords. When I tried to access the files when xp promted me for a password i used what i thought was a 10 character password (my usual password) when if fact i should have just typed in the first 8 characters of my password instead of the full 10 characters. I recognized this when I only saw xxxxxxxx(eight characters) when I went into properties-sharing (option) on my 98se computer.


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Just hooked a third computer up to my wireless network. It is running xp home. I can access the internet but not the shared files of the other comuters. When I click on my network places, nothing shows up. The other computers are able to access eachothers files with no problems. Can anyone help??

A:one computer on network cant access other computers shared files

Have you tried Right clicking on the file in question or drive (C:\ i'm guessing) select 'Sharing and Security' ,and check the box in the sharing tab that says, 'Share this folder on the network'? Hope that made sense?

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I got a trojan the other day that installed a spyware program called Spy Sheriff. There was much cursing and swearing, but after my trusty version of AntiVir as well as a plethora of spyware programs I managed to clean the system of all viruses and spyware as far as I know.

My troubles didn't end for long. Next I got a (fairly common) problem where it says "services.exe has caused an error. Error code 203. Rebooting your computer in 1 minute" or something along those lines. I googled a bit and found that this is often associated with registry keys not matching your actual network setup. Anyhow, I ran a registry cleaner program and THAT problem seemed to go away.

Now however, my network is all messed up.

My setup is as follows: Two home computers plugged into a router that is hooked up to my DSL modem. One computer is called Office, the other is called Bedroom.

The printer is hooked up to Office, and is shared. Both computers have a few shared folders that the other can access.

After I ran the cleaner, Bedroom is no longer visible on the network. Office can't see it in the workgroup, and I can't access any shared folders. I CAN ping both computers using the IP addresses, but each computer can't ping the other using the computer's name. Each computer can ping itself using both its own IP and name.

Here's an interesting thing I just found too; when I open my computer as it should appear on the network by typing \\Bedroom\ into the ad... Read more

A:After a virus, unable to access a computer's shared folders over the network

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I lost my ability to access my shared folders on my network computer. My setup; my main computer an Acer desktop running Win 7 64 bit. My second a Windows XP computer.

My problem; I can no longer access my shared folders on my XP computer. I had a couple of folders on my XP system set as shared and I had no problems accessing them from my Win 7 system until now. I even had the folders mapped to their own drive letters. And I had no problem sharing my printer over my network.

I've had this setup for about four years now and all of a sudden it just vanished. From my Windows explorer, in Windows 7 I disconnected the mapped drives to see if I could clear it out but nothing. I also noticed I couldn't enable the "Turn on network discovery" in the Advanced Sharing Settings in the Network and Sharing Centre.

I searched online but kept coming up with the same answers. Mainly make sure the following services where enabled:

- TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service
- DNS Client
- Function Discovery Resource Publication
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host

The only two that where not enabled where the last to SSDP Discovery and UPnP Device Host, because as long as I can remember the main consensus online was that these two services where BAD.

So I always disable both of these things with every computer I've ever had including this one. All these years and now all of a sudden I can't seem to do without them. No wonder people believe Microsoft is sabo... Read more

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I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

A:Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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On this network there are three Windows 7 machines and two Windows XP machines. One of the Windows 7 machines is acting as a server providing all the other computers with shared folders that they network to via the "map network drive feature". The two Windows 7 machines connect to this central Windows 7 machine no problem. But the XP machines will sometimes lose connection to the network drives when accessed. They cannot see the network drives until the central Windows 7 computer is restarted. The other two Windows 7 machines have no problem connecting, even when the XP machines are having problems.

I found this article and wanted to check here to make sure it was applicable to my situation before I go ahead and muck around in the registry:
Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Lost
Problem is, the article says this:

On a computer that runs one of the versions of Windows that is listed at the beginning of this article...

There aren't any versions of Windows listed anywhere in the article, or none that I can find. In addition to that, it doesn't specify whether I'm supposed to be doing this on the server end or the client end. I would assume the client end but it's just another thing I want to make sure of before I go ahead and do it.

Thanks for any replies!

A:Windows XP Computers disconnect from shared drives on Windows 7 comp

Uh... bump?

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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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So it says that I am connected to a network and it says i have internet access, although I did not connect to that network and it doesn't say "Connected" beside the name on the list of other networks. Also at the bottom, the icon that shows how many bars of wifi you have, it has the icon that I am connected to Ethernet cable and has a red X on it, even though I'm not connected to ethernet. In my properties it says manually connect rather then automatically connect like the other ones listed. I can still use the internet but i have the red X icon and it wont let me disconnect from the network. Please tell me how to fix this!

A:Can't disconnect from network?

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I have 4 computers on my network. 3 of them connect and stay connected. but 1 of them disconnects after 15 minutes. Im using xp pro and a linksys router. All connections are made with cables. Ive tried updating the routers firmware and reseting it to defaults with no sucess. Im using a marvel gigabit network adapter on all computers. I would appreciate any help or sugestions you could give me

A:network disconnect

If three of the four computers are working with the router, then the router is not likely the problem.

Double check that you don't have any power management applied to your network card on that fourth computer.

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When I press "Connect or Disconnect", it pops up an infobox saying "You are currently connected to: xnetwork"

However, there is no option to disconnect from the network. This is extremely frustrating; apparently I'm blind, but I've tried disabling and re-enabling the adapter to no avail.

Windows 7 x32, btw. (desktop, in my profile)


A:How to Disconnect from a Network?

I donlt know what the deal with that bit of circular dialoggery is. It does seem pretty stupid. I jst figure I dont; get it either. Each dialog opens the other. What's the point?

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After a period of several hours my computer disconnects from the internet. It still shows a good connection in network sharing center. I have to reboot to reestablish connection. Any ideas for the cause to this problem? I have a 3 year old Dell Inspiron 1720.

A:Network disconnect

Hi mikeee52,

I'd guess that your DNS or default gateway is dropping out.

You can check this quite easily by opening an elevated command prompt and running the following command

Look next to DNS and Default gateway and let us know if anything is blank or starts with 127.x.x.x or 169.x.x.x

EDIT: I should have added, to open an elevated command prompt, type CMD into search, then right click on it (once found) and select Run as administrator.

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hi guys,

so I have this weird problem that is driving me nuts since some weeks... here's the thing

at work we have a corporate set up with Win 7 Professional, everything is setup on a "domain".

we all have Dell computers and we can connect either via cable or via wireless, pretty standard these days.

anyway, if I connect via cable and login everything works perfectly, I can see the local network shares and no problems at all.

Problems start to arise on wireless! Here's the crazy scenario:

- if I start PC on cable, with wifi turned off via hardware switch then say I undock the PC for going to a meeting room AND I turn on the wifi, everything works fine, I can see the network drives, all good (it crunches for a few moments when I load explorer the first time and then he "finds" the network drives)

- if I decide to go back to my station, turn off wifi, re-dock the PC, back to cable, everything works fine.


- if say I am on cable, undock the pc, put on the wifi and THEN I restart the PC, when the computer boots win 7 (it takes some time at boot) then I cannot access the network drives anymore! they have the red X and it says "connection cannot be restored" or something like that. internet browsing always works fine. and I DONT do any login on wireless, I think because it's on a "domain" setup.

that is tested 50 times in a row! basically if I don't give him the cable at boot, I cannot see the network drives. and also, ... Read more

A:Cannot access Network Shared Drives over Corporate Network on Wireless

What is the make/model of Wireless Access Point(s)?

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My Lan network Disconnect after screensaver runed , how ti fix this problem?

A:Disconnect network after screensaver

You probaby have your hard drive turning off or your network adapter going into power saving under the advance options under the screen saver

either one will disrupt the network

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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 have trouble with my wireless network.

Occasionally (2-10 min intervals) I lose connection but in my task bar the wireless network icon is as if I still have a connection.

When I click the icon, the wireless connection list prompts, and I see that I'm connected to the network, but the rest of the list is empty. (See Before.png)

If I wait about 5 seconds, the list fills up with wireless networks and the connection issues are resolved. (See after.png)

The issue resolves itself after 5 seconds that i click the icon, but it is still quite annoying, since online gaming is ruined as is writing in any sort of online text editor.

Thank you in advance.


I get this problem on all wireless networks. My other devices are fine. I've had this problem for about a year.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200H CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8075 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 88 GB (6 GB Free); D: 133 GB (31 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X550JK
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Hi, I brought my computer home from work after I closed my business, but now it seems that there were two profiles on it, mine and my network admin's. Because he passed away, I am in a bit of a problem. Seems my permissions are limited, which includes installing any new software, like drivers for a printer for example, or Quickbooks.
So, I looked online on how to remove his profile, but when I did so, I guess I removed mine too, because now I can't log on that computer at all.

So, I took another computer out of the closet, the one I'm on now. Same deal. Can't load new printer drivers...grrrr....can anyone help me?? thanks in advance!


A:Disconnect my pc from old business network

I should be more clear: It seems the computer still thinks its on the network at the office. What I changed was to change the domain that I was logging on to and now it won't let me log on at all. Thanks again.


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I have a win 2k server box which has lots of network drives on it, but some of these drives have a red cross mark on it, I now don't intend to use it. Is there a way that I can get rid of all those drives?

I tried:
1. Click Tool --> Disconnect Network Drive, but the network drives that I want to disconnect are not in the Disconnect Network Drive window, so I can't select and disconnect them.
2. Right click on each of the network drives and select "Disconnect" from the menu, but the error window pop-up said "The network connection could not be found."
3. Type "Net Use" in the command prompt, but the network drives that I want to disconnect are not listed.
4. Type "Net Use X: /d" in the command prompt, the message "The network connection could not be found. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2250."

I have no idea as to why this is happening. Please advice how to remove these unwanted network drives. Thanks.

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I have a laptop, which suddenly disconnects from the wireless network. I have to manually input the wireless password again; it kind of defaults to some other password.

How do I resolve this?


A:Wireless Network Disconnect

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I'm having a problem that I've had no luck resolving after many hours of scouring the internet.

I have a new Dell system running XP Pro that disconnects from the network on the :02 of every hour, and reconnects automatically exactly 10 minutes thereafter. For example, the machine will disconnect at 12:02, 1:02, 2:02 for every hour of the day.

The only network connection I can find with this machine during these 10 minutes is a successfull ping, but during the disconnect TTL drops from the normal 127 to 63, and kicks back up to 127 when connection resumes.

This machine is replacing an old machine that used this IP successfully for over a year. I've cleared out all DNS caches, rebuilt LSP, Winsock, and TCP/IP.
I've restarted every machine on the network at different times to try and single out the oddness of the :02 hourly time pattern, but to no avail.

The system involved is a Dell OptiPlex 320. This issue has been tested with multiple NICs. The system has a static IP on a private network. All power saving functions have been disabled.

Any ideas would be very, very much appreciated.

Thanks for the help.

*edit: If tested in safe mode w/ networking, everything happens as above, except there's no return to TTL: 127, it just sticks at 63 and a reboot is required for reconnect.

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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.

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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For months I have been using a shortcut I placed on my desktop to turn my LAN connection on/off (instead of going to Network Connections via Control Panel). Always worked fine.

Recently I downloaded questionable software that loaded a lot of junkware/spyware on my computer. I deleted a lot and cleaned up the Registry and even went to Microsoft to reload SP3 (for XP) as well as drivers and other software.

In doing so I lost my ability to "Disable" the LAN connection. I get the message: "It is not possible to disable the connection at this time." See attached.

I never got this message before - the software simply disconnected the connection as requested.

Don't know if this is caused by some form of malware or reloading SP3 and drivers did it.

How can I recover the ability to to disconnect?

A:Unable to disconnect LAN via Network Connections

Can you disable the LAN from within Network Connections? If so, simply delete the shortcut and create a new one.


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After disconnecting from SecurityTunnel VPN, 'Unidentified network still appears even after closing it.
Screenshots: Screenshot by Lightshot
Screenshot by Lightshot

Does anyone know a fix, for it to not appear when disconnecting from vpn

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I'm unable to disconnect a drive in XP Pro which is mapped (and was available offline) to a network server which has been replaced and is no longer available. When I try to disconnect the drive mapping in Explorer, I get a message that some files or folders are still in use (sorry, I don't have exact message available as I'm posting this thread). Explorer lets me disconnect, but the next time the PC is rebooted, the drive mapping is back! I've even tried mapping the same letter to the current network drive, but the next reboot delivers the old mapping. If a registry modification is needed, what keys need to be changed or deleted? Any suggestions would be appreciated.


A:Unable to Disconnect Network Drive

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Does anyone have a solution to make win10/win8 wireless computer's keep the network connection when first booted or logged off?

My laptop keeps disconnecting from the wireless when I log off or reboot the machine. I need network connection before the user logs in.

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I had a new desktop computer built and bought a new laptop.I had a working network before the changes so I know the location of my new laptop is appropriate.
My desktop works fine and my laptop works great on my neighbors network.Alas,the message I get is my"Marvel yukon network cable is disconnected",an impossibility.I have restored my Datalink 614+ to factory specs-no help there.
Any suggestions on what to do?

A:network cable disconnect problem.

I bet that "Marvel" thing is an El Cheapo (TM) gigabit interface..

Try setting the link speed in Device Manager for your network interface. Try forcing it to 10Mbit half duplex for starters and then work your way up from there.

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My computer is set up to a router with two other computers. I keep getting disconnected and it says that my network cable is unplugged, but when I check the router, it is still plugged in. I asked my brother if his computer has been doing this and he said no. Is there something that might be causing this? It gets really annoying since it happens at least once every 15-30 minutes. Any ideas? BTW, I'm running Windows XP service pack 2.

A:Network cable disconnect message

Try the following:

1. Change Ethernet cable.
2. Change router port. (swop with one of the other PCs as a test)
3. Check the computer for spyware/viruses.
4. Check the PC for any Ethernet diagnostic software or power saving features. These can both wreak havoc.


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How do I disconnect a Roku XDS from a wireless , not wired, network?

A:Roku XDS - Disconnect from Wireless Network

Not Quite Following... You would have to tell the box the Password to connect in the first place. You can also do a System Restart on the Rodu XDS to do a definite forget of your network password

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I'm trying to transfer between my Desktop computer (XP) and laptop (Windows 7). When I do it wifi it only transfers at speeds between 1MBs to 3MBs. When I physically connect to my router I get better speeds at 10-11Mbs. However in both cases on large files it loses connection.

It says that connection lost/failed and gives me option of retry/skip. When I hit retry it still doesn't work. When I disconnect and retry that method it starts up again from scratch however rarely does it fully transfer a file. These files are anywhere from 2GIGs to 4GIGS.

I don't have anti-security on either computer. I'm using new Netgear router.

Any ideas? Is there another method to transfer locally without using windows explorer? Maybe 3rd party program.

A:Slow Network Transfer & Disconnect

Quote: Originally Posted by jpargo

I'm trying to transfer between my Desktop computer (XP) and laptop (Windows 7). When I do it wifi it only transfers at speeds between 1MBs to 3MBs. When I physically connect to my router I get better speeds at 10-11Mbs. However in both cases on large files it loses connection.

It says that connection lost/failed and gives me option of retry/skip. When I hit retry it still doesn't work. When I disconnect and retry that method it starts up again from scratch however rarely does it fully transfer a file. These files are anywhere from 2GIGs to 4GIGS.

Can you post the error message?

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my wireless network randomly disconnect ? adsl/thomson TG585 v7/TP-Link N adepter/win7
in device manager (show hidden devices it look like this) ?


A:my wireless network randomly disconnect ?

would you post the following tests when its working OK and then repeat ALL the test s when it disconnects

if you are also connected by wireless include the xirrus screen shots
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

Ping Tests
If you cannot ac... Read more

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Hi everyone,

Iíve got a bit of a random wireless network problem that I just canít seem to find a solution to. Iíve searched loads of different sites but to no avail.

We have a Linksys wireless router connected to our main PC downstairs, and I use my laptop to connect to the internet via the wireless network.

For some reason, if my boyfriend is on the internet on the PC he gets disconnected every time I boot up my laptop. Whatever heís doing; playing World of Warcraft, surfing the internet, emailing, chatting on MSN, etc., it disconnects and attempts to reconnect for about 2-3 minutes before finally reconnecting. It only happens when I first switch on my laptop.

I use the same laptop to connect to the wireless networks at my mumís house and at work, but it doesnít cause this problem. It only happens at home.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Is it likely to be a Linksys router/adapter setting that needs tweaking?

Sarah x

A:Laptop causes PC to disconnect from wireless network

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I am using a network driver for the data backup purpose under Windows 2000, I found this driver will disconnect automatically. I ever try to setup the net config server /autodisconnect:-1 to disable the autodisconnect action, but it is no work, could anyone tell me how to disable this feature?

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On serveral machines on our network (Win98 and XP) we just recently began to have problems with mapped network drives disconnecting after a undetermined amount of time. Once these drives are disconnected, the users still have access to the network and needed resources through network neighborhood -but not through the mapped drives. Only when the users reruns the login script or logs off and logs back on does the mapped network drives reconnect. Please, Please help. I need as many suggestions as possible.

A:Mapped network drives disconnect

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How do I connect to a shared network drive I have setup on my Windows 2012 R2 standard server at home, from my Windows 10 pro laptop is at work?
Do I have to setup a vpn on windows 2012 server and connect to it from my laptop? Someone told me something about doing it that why, but I'm not sure?
Can someone please help me out.

A:How to connect to Shared Network drive when not on the network?

Follow this tutorial and you will have a VPN setup on your server. It worked as advertised when I set my home server up.
Sysads Gazette Setup a Windows Server 2012 VPN - Page 2 of 3 - Sysads Gazette

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Please i need help
i;m using windows xp professional SP 2 Pentium 4 2.80 Ghz
recently i buy new FWT and using new isp before i use nokia N70 to connect to internet
then i start experience problem like this:
1. My isp usually disconnect after 1 hour so i use auto reconnect program but sometimes when my isp and my modem already disconnect my computer still read it as if it still connected. then when try to disconnect it from my computer, my PC start to freeze (specially everything involved in network) for a while after my PC start working again i try to reconnect but it said my modem already being dialed and some program became error (like avg, can't save my word document)
2. Sometime when i try to reconnect after getting disconnected it make my computer restart

can anyone tell me what should i do?

A:Disconnect Internet make my network freeze

Try getting rid of the auto-reconnect program for now. Just manually reconnect when you have to. See if this stops the freeze-ups and mis-reading of your connection status.

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I recently reinstalled my Windows 7 Pro.
After reinstallation, I wanted to map two network drives - the remote drives are connected with SAMBA.
The first network drive was mapped successfully and is reestablished after reboot.
The second network drive was also mapped successfully - but won't reconnect after reboot.
I didn't have this problem before my reinstall.
Checking with the credential manager, everyting seems fine. But I still have to enter the network password everytime I boot.
Trying to disconnect the network drive and mapping it using "net use" in CMD also maps the drive correctly - although, using the PERSISTENT flag is useless - the connection is still dropped after reboot.
Now the only advice I can find is to create a .bat file and use this after reboot to connect to my network drive.
Why will it work with one network drive, but not with another even though it's the same setup?
I see others have the exact same problem - but noone knows why this is, how to fix it and this is just driving me crazy!

A:Mapped network drive disconnect after reboot

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network, then you may try to create a entry manually same as the working one.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hello. I have a very frustrating and unusual problem. When I connect my power cord to my laptop, I lose connection with the network and internet. Zap. Gone. If I unplug my power cord, TADA, it comes back! Oddly enough, my wireless network card is not affected by this madness - only my wired LAN card. Any CLUE as to what could be causing this unusual problem?

My gratitude,


A:Plugging Power Cord in Causes Network Disconnect

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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