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Vista loses IP config when undocking

Q: Vista loses IP config when undocking

I used to use ThinkVantage's Access Connections to manage my network connection profiles on my Thinkpad. I just recently uninstalled it because I decided to just rely on the Vista has natively.

Since our office requires static IP, I set that up at the LAN properties.

Everything works fine when I start from a clean boot. It's when I undock and redock to the docking station that problem starts.

I lose the static IP configuration. Instead Vista assigns:
IP: 169.254.77.37 (supposed to be 10.11.2.xxx)
Subnet: 255.255.0.0 (supposed to be 255.255.254.0)
Gateway: blank
DNS: correct

I now find myself having to do a reboot everytime I just need to undock and go to a 30 minute meeting when I used to be able to undock and redock without any problems whatsoever.

Why does Vista assign this random IP when it is hard configured?

How can I solve this problem?

Thanks.

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A: Vista loses IP config when undocking

I suggest re-installing the working solution, perhaps that's why it's there.

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used to use ThinkVantage's Access Connections to manage my network connection profiles on my Thinkpad. I just recently uninstalled it because I decided to just rely on the Vista has natively.

Since our office requires static IP, I set that up at the LAN properties.

Everything works fine when I start from a clean boot. It's when I undock and redock to the docking station that problem starts.

I lose the static IP configuration. Instead Vista assigns:
IP: 169.254.77.37 (supposed to be 10.11.2.xxx)
Subnet: 255.255.0.0 (supposed to be 255.255.254.0)
Gateway: blank
DNS: correct

I now find myself having to do a reboot everytime I just need to undock and go to a 30 minute meeting when I used to be able to undock and redock without any problems whatsoever.

Why does Vista assign this random IP when it is hard configured?

How can I solve this problem?

Thanks.

A:Vista loses IP config when undocking

Are you performing the undock as described in Windows Vista Help: Dock or undock a mobile PC?

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I have a Vista and XP LAN. The problem is when I open the network screen from the start menu it sometimes shows my XP machine and sometimes it doesn't. any ideas?

A:Vista loses XP

Originally Posted by jimbo2320


I have a Vista and XP LAN. The problem is when I open the network screen from the start menu it sometimes shows my XP machine and sometimes it doesn't. any ideas?



jimbo

Hi and welcome to vistaX

so you have computers on vista, and on xp. they are on the same network and when you open networking on the xp the XP machine slows down. Is that correct?

kEN

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I have a HP notebook that came with Vista Business (32 Bit) that sporadically loses the static IP address I assigned. I first noticed this problem when I would lose connectivity to the Internet. I could access anything internal to my office network, but couldn't browse. The LAN Coonection Icon in the Tray would change from having a little globe in the front to one without. After anywhere from 5 minutes to never, I would be able to access the Internet again. So now when I see the error (I have a program that pings an external address and goes "red" when the pings don't make it), I disable my LAN connection, let it rest for about 5 minutes, then re-enable, and I'm back on the Internet.

But then I noticed that my Remote Desktop Connection's were giving me a message like I was new to the network, so I looked at the properties of my LAN connection, and saw that my IP address and Subnet Mask were blank. The default gateway and DNS entries were still there, but no Address or Mask. I set the "Advanced" options to my static address and that has stayed set. What's weird is that if I run IPCONFIG while my address is blank, it will tell me that my address is the missing one.

I'm also losing my Mapped Network drives that are DFS/Windows shares. The drives to actual servers seem to stay, but any "shared" folder gets lost. I have not found a discernable pattern to this error yet, except that it doesn't happen when I'm active, only after I have shutdown or... Read more

A:Vista Loses IP address

Hi Stephen

You mention setting static IP addresses. What router are you using?

Next time you seem to have lost your static IP address, see if you can enter the router's setup screens, and check if it has reset itself to dynamically assigned IPs (DHCP). Or not.

I'll assume you are in a domain setting, and not a workgroup setting? Is there a proxy server involved?

Curious case . . .
. . . Gary

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My version of Vista (business) keeps losing my settings. Anything from User IDs which I ask it to store, to folder options in Explorer. Any ideas?

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I have an issue with vista can anyone help

I have a home built PC my specs are
AMD X2 4000+
Ecs KA3 MVP extreme mobo
2GB Geil DDr2 800 ram
Ati radeon X1950 pro 512 by triplex x2 in crossfire mode
WDC WD2500JD 250 GBytes SATA
MAXTOR STM3320820AS 320 GBytes SATA-II
Als a Phillips sata DVDrw
a 550w power supply cant remember the name but not cheap

I moved all this into a new case recently except fo the 250gb hard drive which is a new one from another computer that had XP on it

Now my issue is this sometimes if I power down the machine overnight when I come to fire it up in the morning all i get is that windows cannot start because the boot/bcd cannot be found and it cannot load the boot configuration

sometimes it also loses the dvdrw drive like it has now

the only way to get it back is to use the vista install disc and repair windows this seems a lil bit to much really

any ideas or suggestions I have a feeling it may be my hard drive so I may need to transfer everything to the 250gb drive using ghost see if that cures it

another issue with this before I moved the folder onto a new hard drive i had a folder called azureus and when I would download somethign to say c:\azureus when the boot failure happens this folder also disappeared

any one got a clue on this one please

A:Vista sometimes loses the boot/bcd

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.

2. Press a key when you are prompted.

3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.

4. Click Repair your computer.

5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

7. Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.
* If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
* If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.

Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

Bootrec /rebuildbcd

8. Restart the computer.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391

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I make a dialup connection on my new Dell with Vista Home Premium. I'm using Firefox 2.0.0.5 and Pegasus Mail 4.41.
Everything works fine for a while (all day, a day or two,...) then Pegasus shows a 271D error (no, I have no idea what this means) and can't access any mailservers. Firefox shows no error, but any URL I try just keeps loading forever.
I can ping the ISP, but not the DNS. Vista diagnostic says the connection is OK, but when it tries to access MS, it fails.
ipstat shows the same values after failure as before failure.
A restart and reconnect puts everything back to normal, so the problem is local not at the ISP. And the Dell is isolated, no other network but the dialup.

Any ideas much appreciated. I never saw anything like this on XP Pro, BTW.
 

A:Dialup loses DNS on Vista

Keeping dial-up running for days is an accomplishment in itself, I'm not sure I see the issue here!
 

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I have read other threads in the forum and none have helped. I would like anything that i can try without reloading, i currently am currently not living at home so am not able to get to my Vista DVD. That and i have no portable to put my precious information on if i decided to use a less acceptable method to reload.

Here is my problem.

My browser will randomly lose internet connectivity. Other programs such as skype, steam and game ranger ect. Do work. I have tried restarts, though when i do, the browser still does not work, though game ranger always does. and sometimes neither does skype or steam, the OR means sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't. I use Firefox, IE 7, and Google Chrome.

In the past i have fixed it only through a system restore.

This happens randomly and about 5-6 frequent times every couple months.

It has done it at two locations, my friends house at which i am currently staying, and at the university i was staying at.

I do not have access to mess with routers.

I have tried (for the most reccent in which system restore did not fix it)
1.Making sure the InternetOptions>Connectivity>LanSettings proxy is unchecked.

How may i fix this so i do not have to system restore all the time?
 

A:Web Browser Loses Connectivity! (vista 64)

Hi:A couple of things.When this started to happen(I am assuming this was not always a problem) any software/hardware changes?
If it happened more frequently,I might suggest running in safe mode with networking,but that probably is not an option for you.

You might go to your pc maker's web site,and download any more current drivers for your wireless adapter.If it is integrated,probably good to download the chipset driver first.
And I assume you have run your antivirus/spyware app,with nothing found ?
Lastly,when it fails,we might learn something from this info :

From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum
Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 74.125.45.100

PING yahoo.com

Right click in the ... Read more

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I have a HP Pavilion a6110n PC. It has NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 and the HP w17e monitor. The monitor has a native display of 1440 x 900.

A few days ago I upgraded Vista with the Service Pack 1. I have always had my PC set to go into "Sleep" mode, which most of the time it doesn't do. This is even true with SP 1. At some point after the SP1 upgrade, I noticed my resolution would change settings, without me doing it.

Today, I noticed my PC had in fact gone into sleep mode, and when I woke it up, etc. once again, my 1440 x 900 resolution was gone. When this first happened a few days ago, I read something about Vista not being able to recognize a "native" resolution, and to correct the problem, it recommended to update the Nvidia drivers, etc. I did this, which corrected the problem, but for some reason, the 1440 x 900 is not kept at times, which I am now thinking is tied into whether or not the PC goes into sleep mode.

Each time I lose the 1440 x 900, I have to uninstall the new Nvidia drivers, and reinstall again, before Vista will display the 1440 x 900.

Any ideas as to what is causing this, and what, if anything can be done to keep it from continuing? In the meantime, I have my PC now set to not go into sleep mode, to see if that does help.

Thanks

pedum
 

A:VISTA - Loses Set Monitor Resolution

I also encounter this problem most of the time. I also have to reintall the Intel G33/G31 Chipset Driver all the time.
 

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I'm running Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit on a Gateway laptop (Intel T2060 chip).

The DVD/CD drive often vanishes from Windows Explorer and inserting a CD won't autorun.

I followed the recommendation long ago to delete the filters from the magic HKLM registry key, they've been gone for a long time. But the drive regularly vanishes anyway. A reboot always brings it back. I haven't been able to notice exactly what I'm doing when it vanishes, it just isn't there at some point - sometimes days (if you can believe Vista stays up that long ) after a reboot, sometimes hours.

The only non-standard CD/DVD software I've got is Nero 8 (after Nero 7 wouldn't work). And I don't have iPod software.

Any suggestions?
TIA!
 

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My firefox browser loses focus while doing anything. I'll be typing an email & all of the sudden my find word bar is open, on the bottom of the browser, & I'm typing there. I have ad-block running & this happens even when no ads or banners are possible on the page. Similar problem with XP Pro, but power toys solved that.

A:Firefox loses focus with Vista

what version of firefox and do you have any email addons installed?

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Hello. Newbie here but I've read through some topics similar to my problems.

Whenever I'm on the computer, the internet would work for a bit then all the sudden stop. I still see byte transfers when I view that status of my connection but can't view pages or anything.

I have Vista SP1 using Belkin N wireless router and adapter.

I've set Vista not to turn off my adapter for power savings,, installed all the updates for Vista, updated the drivers and it would still cut out. Usually when it does disabling the adapter and reenabling it would work for a bit.

Other computers connected to the router wireless have no problems.

Please help. I was so happy I got a new computer but this is damping my spirits!
 

A:Vista Randomly Loses Connection

bump! please help!
 

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I have Vista Business on 4 tablets and XP on 4 Tablets. 3of the Vista tablets work fine. One of them disconnects from the wireless and I cannot reconnect. It does not detect any network. All the rest of the machines are working fine.

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sorry for the thread hacking

i have almost the issue but mine is with the folders ((ex games explorer/add/remove/
they keep going to setting that i did put them on and i have put them back the same way??? but the wried thing is that folders such as music will not changes after reboot
but the ones above change so whats the deal lol

im going to try the above and see if that fixs it

A:[SOLVED] Vista loses settings

Hey warlordfmike

What was the outcome when performing the procedure i previously posted?


Quote:




1. Click on Start, Run "REGEDIT", and then press Enter.
2. In the left hand pane, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
3. Right click on the "Bags" sub-key and click on Delete. When asked to confirm the operation click on Yes.
4. Close the Registry Editor.
5. Log off.
6. Log back in.




regards




Craig

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I don't normally have to post questions becasue I can usually search and read enough on these formus to fix my own issues but this one is tough.
 
System Details: Vista Home Premium 32-bit, desktop, Linksys Wireless-G PCI card.  I use MS Essentials for AV.
 
Symptoms: At first I noticed slow network connection.  Then it seemed that the connection was flaky.  It would not properly negotiate DHCP.  I would notice that my IP would revert to the default 169.254.x.x  So I set the connection up as a static IP.  Then it would intermittently lose the gateway setting.  I can now no longer get the PC on the web becasue I can't get a valid IP to take effect.  The settings in the properties don't seem to affect what I see in the "status details" of the connection.  IT is stuck on 169.254.47.296.
 
What I have done:  So far, I have done a REboot in safe mode and Malware Bytes scan, ComboFix, CCLeaner, and MS Security Essentials scan.  I have executed the Norton removal tool,  reset the TCP stack using the NetShell utility.  I have tried adding another NIC(USB Wifi) which showed the same symptoms. 
 
I have NOT tried uninstalling the NIC driver and letting windows re-install it.
 
This doens't "feel" like a virus/malware issue but I could be wrong.
 
I would greatly appreciate any advice you could give.  Also, if I could provide any extra details that would help please let me ... Read more

A:Vista Loses Network Settings

Well i am starting to thk its the modem/router. if you keep getting a locallink address (169***) and setting it manually, the only thing left is the source side (DHCP from modem). i dont suppose you have another modem/router to try hey?

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I have an Asus motherboard with onboard sound. I downloaded the audio driver from realtek and it works until I turn off the computer. When boot the computer, the audio driver is gone. It's very annoying to have to keep reinstalling the sound driver every time I start my computer.

Why is Vista uninstalling my sound driver and if I turn off automatic updates, will it stop?

Or do you have any other suggestions for keeping my sound driver active.

Any suggestions are appreciated

A:Vista loses my sound driver

Originally Posted by Cally


I have an Asus motherboard with onboard sound. I downloaded the audio driver from realtek and it works until I turn off the computer. When boot the computer, the audio driver is gone. It's very annoying to have to keep reinstalling the sound driver every time I start my computer.

Why is Vista uninstalling my sound driver and if I turn off automatic updates, will it stop?

Or do you have any other suggestions for keeping my sound driver active.

Any suggestions are appreciated



Hi Cally, Welcome to the Forum.

It would help if you would give some more info such as the mobo model and which drivers you are trying to use.

Pooch

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Hi to all, Great Forum.

I have been troubleshooting this problem for about a week with no success. I have a Westell DSL modem with a static IP from ATT running in bridged mode to a D-Link DGL-4100 Router running in PPoE mode into a Netgear JGS-524 24 port switch.
Connected to the 24 port switch are 3 XBOX 360's and 5 PC's.
Four PC's are running Vista 64 Ultimate and one is running Vista Home 32 bit. All PC's and XBOX 360 units have Static IP's.

Many times a day my network loses the internet connection at all 360 units and all PC's. When I diagnose the Vista Network connection it says cannot find the DNS server and mentions this is a problem Vista cannot repair. All settings are entered manually on all equipment including the DNS settings.
If I go into the D-Link router settings and look at the status it shows a working internet connection.

To get the internet working again, I disconnect the internet connection through the router settings, wait a few seconds, then reconnect to the internet. Once it shows connected I go back and Diagnose the network connection in Vista again. This time it will not say cannot find DNS server, It will now say no problem found and give me the option to reset the network connection. Once I reset the network connection, I will get my internet back.

If I use the Westell modem in PPoE mode on just one PC, I never lose the internet connection.

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A:Vista 64 loses internet through D-Link DGL-4100

Hi Venomous,

Have you updated the firmware of both devices?

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I tried posting this issue yesterday but didn't get any responses to it so I thought I'd try again today with a little more info.

Hello everyone, and let me say in advance thank you for your help with this problem.

I recently wiped and reinstalled Vista x86 on my computer (custom built) and bought a new router (Netgear Dual Band WNDR3300) to replace a failing Linksys one, and after doing this I have had connection issues. Usually it seems to be on a fairly regular schedule, about every 12 hours, but sometimes it gets off that schedule for no reason I've been able to identify. Whenever it happens I always get the following two messages in the event log:

Source DHCP-Client Level: Warning Date and Time 10/14/2008 10:37:48 AM
"The description for Event ID 1003 from source Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Client cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

0015F2F4D562
%%2163146757

The locale specific resource for the desired message is not present"

Followed IMMEDIATELY by:
Source: Dhcp-Client Level: Error Date and Time 10/14/2008 10:37:48
"The IP address lease 192.168.1.2 for the Network Card with network address 0015F2F4D562 has been denied by... Read more

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I am having a problem with my HP Laptop running Vista Home. This is an intermittent problem (once a day usually, sometimes more often) but very frustrating none the less. After I wake from sleep/standby my machine will not connect to the internet. The wireless assistant says it's connected and the signal is excellent but it doesn't work. So I go to restart and the computer gets stuck on the "shutting down" screen and never shuts down. I have to hold down the power button to force a shut down. Once it reboots the computer runs fine. This only happens after coming out of sleep/standby mode. I am using McAfee VirusScan and windows firewall along with System Mechanic. Any help/info will be greatly appreciated.

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I have a laptop running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. It's fairly new (~1 month) and has pretty much had this issue since day 1. If you leave the laptop idle for a "fairly long" period of time, it will lose connectivity to other machines on the local network. It will do it frequently overnight, but not always, so it's hard to pinpoint when/how long.

Here are the symptoms:
-Mapped drives still show up in explorer, but if you click on one, it hangs FOREVER. I have let it try to connect for several hours and it never gets through

-Using UNC gives the same result

-I can still ping other machines on my local network

-I can still access the internet

-Disabling/enabling the network connection does not help

-Once the issue starts, Windows explorer can not be shut down. You can task-manager-> end process all day and it will not die.

-Once the issue starts, Windows can not be shut down. It will hang on the "logging off" screen for literally hours. The only way to recover from this is to do a hard power down by holding the power button for 10 seconds or so.

Any ideas?

A:Vista loses local connectivity after inactivity

BTW - I thought it might be due to Windows going into hybernate/sleep, so i disabled these power options (both after inactivity and when the lid shuts), but this did not resolve the issue.

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Hi all,

I installed Vista Ultimate 64 bit yesterday and have today managed to get my Netgear DG834G wireless router working with the Netgear WG111v2 USB adaptor.

The problem is that everytime I restart the computer, I get an installation window appear once I start Vista asking if the Netgear is a trusted app.. Once I click yes it almost starts to install it again before finding the wireless network...

Does anyone have any ideas how I can set Vista to be happy with the USB adaptor and not keep asking about it, so that I can pick up the wireless network automatically when I start up (which I hate to say, is how XP used to work!)...

Thanks.

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This started about 2.5 months ago now with my internet...it will be connected, load pages and then all of a sudden lose its internet connection. It'll do this ALL DAY, EVERYDAY. My internet will stay up from anywhere from an hour, maybe 2 to 2 minutes at a time...its all random. We have called our DSL provider about 7 times, they have came out twice, checked our line and gave us a new modem and told us its not them its us. The little blinking computers will go from Local and Internet to just Local Only, the disconnection will last roughly 30 seconds to a minute or so. If I am watching something on Hulu though, it'll continue playing although internet pages won't load.

If I hit repair the connection, I get that there might be something wrong with my DNS server. Our internet company took us through everything and have changed so much in the settings that I don't know if thats possible. The last time we called them, they mentioned a possible DOS attack, but I've ran multiple virus scanners, spy and adware scanners in regular and safemode. I cleaned some stuff up but its still doing the same thing.

It will do it on my husbands computer as well, but it seems to affect my computer worse?

I am running Windows Vista and so is he.

I really am frustrated and I don't know if reformatting would help but I am ready to do whatever I have to do...unless my ISP is lieing and it is there faults or something. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Vista system loses internet connectivity every few minutes

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Hi all,

My Toshiba Satellite laptop with Vista Home Basic keeps losing its connection with our new Linksys EA4500 router. I never had this problem with our old Linksys router. I doesn't just happen with the computer is sleeping, it also happens in the middle of an internet session ... music streaming, playing games etc.

Other computers with Windows 7 and XP are working fine.

My husband talked with a Linksys rep (who was not very helpful) but issue is still occurring. I am hoping some of the experts here can help me.

Thank you!
Jenny

A:Vista loses wireless connection with new EA4500 router

Linksys has a Live Chat here- EA4500 Support | Smart Wi-Fi Router N900

It could be the location of your laptop versus the router. Or, maybe the router is bad.

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Running Vista Business SP2. I have a Satellite Pro P200-1KE, with two 160 GB hard drives: a Hitachi configured as C: (OS, programs, etc) and E: (Data, other programs). The second is a Toshiba MK1637GSX. This has little on it, and nothing of any importance and is normally configured as D. Unfortunately this drive has now become invisible to Vista, while it is still recognised by the BIOS and by Device Manager. In Computer-Manage it does not show up in the list in the top pane, but shows up without a drive letter below. I've tried everything I know to get it recognised, including the following:
(In no particular order):

*Delete in Computer-Manage, reset as Simple Volume: this always fails
*Reformat as NTFS using Linux GParted and/or Linux Disk Utility (via a USB nerd stick with Peppermint Ice Linux on it), sometimes combined with System Restore - this works, but only for one session. It always disappears again on restart
*Deleting the driver from Device Manager and pointing plug and play to Windows System 32 and Windows update - which seems to get the driver back - but doesn't get the disk recognised, unfortunately
*In the meantime, throughout all this, Vista insists on looking for a driver for 'unknown device' which it sometimes finds and (allegedly) installs and sometimes finds an fails to install.

Bah!!

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A:Satellite Pro P200-1KE Vista loses contact with second internal HDD

If this second HDD is not so important try to start original Microsoft installation disc (Vista or Win7) to see if the second HDD will be recognized for set-up procedure.
You can also try to install Win7 on this second HDD to see if installation will be done properly. Later you can check if you can start preinstalled OS from second HDD.

Test it just to see if this problem is related to Vista only.

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So I recently read a post about a guy who had a problem with his wireless network adapter constantly shutting off when idled and causing his router to drop connection to other peripheals (which is lame). My problem is similar to that except I am using a wired connection and I don't see any power saving settings that could affect that. Furthermore, I'm also having the problem while I'm using the computer. For instance, I will be chatting on YIM and my connection will drop for about 3 seconds and come back. At the same time this causes my gaming consoles on the same router to drop connection. Seeing as a COD match takes 10 minutes and the connection drops about every 5 minutes it really makes the game hard for me (seeing as this kicks me from the room I'm in)....I can't really turn off my computer or my GF will try to end my world. Also, I have another hard drive with Win7 RC installed and I don't have this problem at all. Seeing as the RC will be dropped by microsoft in about 3 months I figured I'd get my vista working again to prepare for this. Any tips? I already formatted my win7 not noticing this issue at first so I can't really go back. I should also note that I didn't always have this problem since I first installed Vista back in '07. It may have been occuring for about a month before I started using win 7, but it wasn't to this extent.

A:Vista constantly loses internet connection (Wired)

Are you using a modem router combo , or are they seperate.
If sepereate can you try the computer connected directly to the modem and see if that changes anything?

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Hello everyone, and let me say in advance thank you for your help with this problem.

I recently wiped and reinstalled Vista my PC and bought a new router (Netgear Dual Band WNDR3300) to replace a failing Linksys one, and after doing this I have had periodic connection issues. Usually it seems to be on a fairly regular schedule, about every 12 hours, but sometimes it gets off that schedule for no reason I've been able to identify. Whenever it happens I always get the following two messages in the event log:

Source DHCP-Client Level: Warning Date and Time 10/14/2008 10:37:48 AM
"The description for Event ID 1003 from source Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Client cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

0015F2F4D562
%%2163146757

The locale specific resource for the desired message is not present"

Followed IMMEDIATELY by:
Source: Dhcp-Client Level: Error Date and Time 10/14/2008 10:37:48
"The IP address lease 192.168.1.2 for the Network Card with network address 0015F2F4D562 has been denied by the DHCP server 192.168.1.1 (The DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message)."

Sometimes this Warning is associated as well, but not every time:... Read more

A:Vista 32bit Loses connections for a few seconds periodically

Thanks for all your help. Remind me never to come here again.

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I have a Tosh Satellite Pro P200 with two internal ATA 160gb hard drives - one is Hitachi and one is Toshiba. Before I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10-flavoured Linux to make it a dual boot system it was (and still is) running Vista Business SP2. Originally configured as C:\ (OS and some programs) and E:\ (Data and other programs) on the Hitachi and D:\ (spare - almost empty) on the Tosh drive.

I installed Ubuntu onto D: as 'Alongside other OS' and configured it to use half of the D drive's capacity. The first attempt at installation failed - possibly due to a corrupt DVD disk. This may have caused more trouble than I realised. The second installation appeared to 'take', but by then I may have already corrupted my system. Because I was surprised not to be confronted with the usual Linux Grub OS boot options on normal bootup: the machine booted straight into Windows. It's a simple matter on this machine to select boot source options (F12 does it) - and I found that when I selected boot from the Tosh disk, Ubuntu fired up very nicely and worked perfectly. That would have been OK by me, since selecting boot source is no greater hardship than just selecting OS via Grub boot loader.

However, my big problem was that on default boot, Windows could not find its (now smaller) drive D. I found I could get it back temporarily by using a Windows system restore, after reformatting the Windows sector as NTSF using Gparted and Disk Utility under Linux - but ... Read more

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I was having this problem with my sister's laptop running Vista Home Basic. I'm certain it isn't any different with other versions of Vista; they all seem to have a problem with wireless connections.

Here were the exact symptoms:
The system with a fresh format would run on the wireless connection just fine for almost 24 hours, but would eventually disconnect. This loss of connection wasn't recoverable. Not even if all connections were removed, and reinstalled, repaired, etc. The wireless connection could be found and accessed, but the access was "local access only" or "limited connectivity". The only way I was able to re-establish a full connection to the internet was to format the computer again.

Well, this gets annoying reformatting your computer every day.. So I started playing around with the system registry and here's what I found. If you backup the system registry as soon as you do a reformat, then load that backup when you lose connection.. BAM! Your connection will immediately reconnect!

Here's how to backup your system registry:

1. Open the Run Dialog (hold the Windows Key and hit R)

2. Type regedit and hit Enter

3. In the Registry Editor click File > Export...

4. At the bottom of the Save Dialog make sure All is selected under Export Range

5. Select a directory in which to save the backup (I use the C:\ directory)

6. Save the backup

Now whenever you lose your connection, just goto the directory where you saved th... Read more

A:Vista loses wireless connection & won't reconnect! [WORKAROUND]

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Originally Posted by enoctis


. . .The system with a fresh format would run on the wireless connection just fine for almost 24 hours, but would eventually disconnect. This loss of connection wasn't recoverable. Not even if all connections were removed, and reinstalled, repaired, etc. The wireless connection could be found and accessed, but the access was "local access only" or "limited connectivity". The only way I was able to re-establish a full connection to the internet was to format the computer again.

Well, this gets annoying reformatting your computer every day.. So I started playing around with the system registry and here's what I found. If you backup the system registry as soon as you do a reformat, then load that backup when you lose connection.. BAM! Your connection will immediately reconnect!. . .
. . .Now whenever you lose your connection, just goto the directory where you saved the backup and simply double-click (run) it! Whenever it is finished loading it will usually popup with an error saying that not all values could be written because some were in use. This is normal; and you're done. Reconnect to your wireless connection and keep on trucking!

Helpful Hint:
Whenever you install new software repeat Steps 1-6. Reason being: applications write values to the system registry. These values will be overwritten/removed when you run the backup unless the backup was made after these values... Read more

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The Short Version:
Windows vista boots up and loses connection with the monitor. Fixing this means disconnecting from the video card, and reconnected, while jiggling the mouse. It then turns on and works in low resolution mode, with no option to expand further than 1024x768. Tasks are 4x as slow (on average) to complete. Every new boot/alteration of driver files and functions resets the monitor. If you believe this problem is within your ability, More information on the event is below.

Full Incident:
So I brought over 2 pc games of mine for a friend without internet for the week.
San andreas, and Trackmania United. I loaded San andreas onto his bran new Vista gaming rig, and booted it. It played well, but the textures were off...While booting up trackmania, EVERYTHING slowed down, then stopped, then froze. I rebooted once, and then a subsiquent hour of booting and rebooting. I went into safe mode (which works) and did a system restore to earlier that day. When vista booted up, the signal to the monitor was lost. We could hear vista working with the bells and whisles going off, but we couldn't see anything. I found out that if you unplug, and then re-plug the monitor and then jiggle the mouse, the monitor would reconnect.
NOW vista is running as if there were no video drivers for it, and in that low resolution mode, most programs, and some games (as benchmarks). It was running WELL below the expected behavior. His computer is quite top of the line.
Whenever I touch anyth... Read more

A:Windows Vista in paralysis, monitor loses signal until re-plugged

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Hello
as the topic says, the cursor in the password field disappears after 2-3 secs after the logon window show up, I have to either manually click the field or alt+tab between 2 instances of "Windows Logon" to enter password, sometime I get to type 3 letters before the cursor disappears. I wonder if theres any way to fix this because its kinda irritating

I'm runing vista ultimate, only one account is active the other admin and guest account are disabled, any help/solution is appreciated.

A:Password field loses focus on vista logon screen.

I also have the same issue occurring after awaking the pc from sleep, I've read possibly half a dozen forums on this problem and no one seems to know a solution.

Some claim that the position of the mouse will determine where the focus will be taken to, I am able to tab my way back to the log in box.

Vista Home Prem Sp1

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x61s with a docking station. Is there any way that I can disconnect it from the dock without turning it off?

Thanks.
 

A:Undocking w/o turning off

You can for USB docking ports
Usually by clicking "disconnect" on the connected USB device icon near your system clock

But for the ones mounted at the back (or underneath) and usually clipped in. No
 

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On http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mobile/display/a4-roundup-2_33.html I can read

"The docking station is connected via Toshiba?s exclusive connector. It is very handy that you can disconnect the station ?on the fly?, i.e. without powering the notebook down. To do so, you should use a special lever and look at the indicator ? when it goes out, the station can be undocked."

but the manual tell you to turn off computer before docking and undocking.

What is the right, can you do hot docking or not???

A:Libretto U100 hot undocking

Hi

Well, I don?t know exactly how to handle the undocking procedure on the Libretto but a friend of mine uses a Tecra with a docking station and he don?t turn off the notebook for undocking the notebook.
But maybe it?s is another case on the Libretto.
I would recommend following the guideline the user manual and turn-off the notebook if you want to remove the docking station.

You are on the safe side if you will follow the instruction in the user manual.

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Hi,

I work in the helpdesk and am having trouble resolving an issue for a co-worker. I asked him to best describe the issue and here is his response....

"I will undock it from my desk, close the lid,take it to a meeting where it?s left undocked and unplugged, open the lid, andit?ll bluescreen within a few minutes of the screen coming back up"

Its a Lenovo T430 running Windows 7 (32 bit) and SP1. There is no minidump folder in the Windows directory (I followed the tutorial on how to create one but it still doesnt create one). I ran the System Update and updated the drivers that were available. I am not sure what else to try here.

I have had past success resolving issues by getting help from the gurus on here, so if you might have a suggestion on what to try, please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Kevin

A:BSOD when undocking laptop

Hello Kevin mate it seems like that machine has a real problem if it is not giving up those dump files.

If you haven't already can you run these for starters

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
then these if no go

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download from bleeping computerdelete any rubbish found with the malware scans

(with ADW ifyou are running Kaspersky it will throw it up as malware just overrideKaspersky by ignoring it or disabling it for the duration of the scan)

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Hi All, I have a T440s in an Ultradock with the monitor closed and three external monitors connected (1 HDMI, 1 DVI, 1 VGA). Everytime that i undock the laptop and open the display, the display stays black.  This doesn't seem to happen if i put the laptop to Sleep, undock the laptop, and then turn the machine back on.  The only solution after undocked is to do a hard shut-off (losing any open data) and then turn the laptop back on. I've used the Lenovo Updates and Drivers application as well as the support website to validate that the Intel HD Graphics drivers are on the latest version. Any help is appreciated!  

A:T440s Display off when undocking

Hi Fightnaggie08,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Display issue on ThinkPad Ultradock with ThinkPad T440s.
 
Regarding this issue I suggest you to check with updating the ThinkPad Ultradock firmware to resolve the issue.
 
Please click here to visit the link to know the steps on how to perform the firmware update.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar

 




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Running into an issue where the machine completely powers down after undocking.  Drivers have been updated, battery has been swapped out and so has the docking station. Just curious if this is a board issue or a larger concern.  Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks, NALIT

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The August 3rd Troubleshooting guide says in order to undock you must "Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar".  Where is that icon?  I have the Thunderbolt icon, but it does not offer any remove option.  The link is:http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=11122586&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c0...In that same document it links to the Zbook dock white paper (4AA6-5088EEW) which says to just pull the cable out, "When removing the HP Elite Dock with Thunderbolt 3 or HP ZBook Dock with Thunderbolt 3 from your HP notebook or HP ZBook Mobile Workstation, it is recommended to unplug the dock first, wait until the Thunderbolt icon (see Figure 3) in the system tray is gone, and then put the notebook or mobile workstation into Standby, Hibernate, Restart or Shut-down state".Which one is correct?

A:Zbook Dock: Proper Undocking

Hi, Safely remove will remove the thunderbolt icon therefore you have to remove the dock first. Please click the arrow up, you should be able to see remove hardware (USB, Thunderbolt ....).                      Regards.

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Hi folks, I've just gotten a new laptop at work (Dell E7270 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit) and every time I undock it I get the BSOD. I've trained myself to make sure nothing is open when undocking but have a been burned a few times, where I lost open files.

Hoping someone can lead me in the right direction to get this resolved.

Thanks in advance.

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HiI have massive problems here with my setup:2 screens connected to WiGig 40A6. 1 HDMI, 1 DPX1 Yoga 1st Gen (20FQ) freezes every time when I undock. Freeze means: only possible way to get out of this is the power button. It seems, that it is not always the same:Worst case is, if both screens are connected. Then it freezes at every undock.A bit better is, if only DP is connected.A lot better is, if only HDMI screen is connected. I tried a fresh Win10 64 Bit install with all windows updates.I tried with the drivers on the X1 Yoga site at lenovoI tried with newest drivers for WiGig, from Intel, with newest driver for Intel HD graphics 520 from IntelI tried with older driver for Intel HD graphics 520 from X1 Yoga site at lenovoI did not find any working configuration. Undocking (and also rebooting, or shut down) is not possible without freeze. Does a working  configuration exist?Thank you for any suggestion!Roger 

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Hello,

I have had this problem with both the RC and the RTM builds of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 on two different Dell laptops--a Latitude D830 and a Latitude E6500. Both are running nvidia Quadro display adapters (the D830 is a Quadro NVS 140M and the E6500 is a Quadro NVS 160M). In the case of the D830 I am running the latest drivers from nvidia's site (Dell didn't post Win7-specific drivers for this laptop). For the E6500 Dell has posted Win7-compatible drivers on its support site for the NVS 160M so that is what I'm using there.

In any case here is the issue. I install Win7 on the laptop and install the video drivers... native rez on the laptops is 1900x1200 (WUXGA). Aero glass is enabled and all is well and good.

I then take the laptop and connect it to the Dell-specific docking station (the D/Port in the case of the D830 and the E/Port for the E6500). In both cases there is an external monitor connected via DVI that also has a 1900x1200 native rez. The laptop lid is closed and the laptop is in suspend/sleep mode when docking.

Once in the docking station I power the laptop back on (it resumes from sleep) and then it goes about detecting the presence of the dock and the attached peripherals. The welcome screen comes up on the external monitor and I type in my password to get back to the desktop.

The only problem is that aero is now disabled (the taskbar and window borders are now opaque and aero peek no longer works, etc.). I have looked all over the net and tried ... Read more

A:Aero turning itself off when docking/undocking

I am actually running into a very similar issue. If I try to use Aero Peek with two HD resolutions Aero Peek will disable itself. If I do a monitor that is mirrored Aero Peek works fine. I also have a Dell Latitude E6500. Have you found a resolution to this issue?

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Hi, I have a User that is being disconnected every time she undocks. It remains disconnected for about 5 mins, unless she reboots and it connects straight away. The Dock is connected via a Ethernet cable, would this override the WiFi connection whren docked? If so would this then when she undocks it has to restart the adadpter and reconnect to the WiFi? If so is there a way to disable this feature?SpecsX250 Thinkpad40A0 basic dockO/S windows 7 enterprise 32 bitIntel Duel band Wireless AC 7265 adapter Thanks in advanceSU91

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When I come to work I dock my laptop, lid closed, press the power button on the dock and after a few seconds I'm ready to work. When I leave for home I undock and put in my bag. It takes me an hour to reach home during which time the laptop is in my bag, not being used. When I get home it is hot since it didn't go into sleep. At home when I leave it for a while, it goes to sleep (plugged is 15 minutes or unplugged 30 minutes) 1. Why won't it go to sleep after I undock?2. Why won't it go to sleep after an idle timeout wake timers are disabled when unplugged and powercfg -requets shows an empty list. How do I fix this situation? I know I can undock, open the lid (wait for it to come on), then close again, but this is tedious and a lot of times I'm in a hurry and forget. 

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Hi, I have a User that is being disconnected every time she undocks. It remains disconnected for about 5 mins, unless she reboots and it connects straight away. The Dock is connected via a Ethernet cable, would this override the WiFi connection whren docked? If so would this then when she undocks it has to restart the adadpter and reconnect to the WiFi? If so is there a way to disable this feature?SpecsX250 Thinkpad40A0 basic dockO/S windows 7 enterprise 32 bitIntel Duel band Wireless AC 7265 adapter Thanks in advanceSU91

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Hello all. We are seeing this issue on a handful of T440's. When the user has the laptop docked and hard wired his network drives are connected and accessable. When they undock the laptop the drives is still showing but when they try to open any home drive folders they get the error " This file is currently not available for use onthis computer". The users are connected to our network wireless before they undock so it would seem that the connection to the home folders would still be there. Any help would be great. thanks, Matt

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A user of mine is telling me she gets a BSoD often when she wakes up her laptop from sleep, or if she tries to undock it. My free tools for analyzing the dump file aren't giving me anything useful, so I figured I'd post it here in case someone with better tools would give it a shot.

Thanks!

A:BSoD when coming out of sleep or undocking

I've just had a quick look and the dump is blaming memory corruption, it would be worth doing some memory tests while you wait for the BSOD folks to take a good look at the dump.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+


Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7A, {c0415e08, c0000185, 46c58860, 82bc15f3}

GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from 82b74830
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption
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1: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR (7a)
The requested page of kernel data could not be read in. Typically caused by
a bad block in the paging file or disk controller error. Also see
KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR.
If the error st... Read more

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Could someone please explain to me why I cannot get an ip or connection when I plug my ethernet cable directly into my laptop. I usually use a docking station. However, I have security issues so I thought I would see what happened when I undocked.

Also, when I am docked I get an ip address for a linksys router as an IP. I don't have any wireless routers connected and the radio on my machine is disabled. Any ideas?

A:no ethernet after undocking and connecting to laptop

I am not sure of the connection between security issues and undocking! But have you tried re-docking the laptop to see if internect connection is re-established, assuming it was working before you undocked??

while undocked, have you checked Device Manager to see that the network adapter was present and had no driver issues.?? also did you click on Start >Settings> network connections to see that the Local Area Connection was listed with a red X on it??

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Hi I have had two X260's now which after undocking ( from a Lenovo Think pad pro dock ) the laptop keyboard stops working, charcaters dont appear on the screen until you tap the small red mouse in the centre of the keypad, each time you want to type you need to hit it again.  Once the laptop is redocked the keyboad works as normal again.  Is this something anyone has come across before ?

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