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I was trying to create a remote desktop connection from Windows XP to my Windows Vista Ultimate Addition machine at home. This normally works fine. Today after my connection was dropped, I tried to reconnect to my machine. It brings me to the normal startup screen, but when I tried to log in, it gave me the message "This network connection doesn't exist". This doesn't make much sense, as I have reached a Windows style login screen already.

My connection returned later that day, but I'm curious as to what happened. Anyone see this before?

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*Edition - "Addition" (line 2) should be "Edition" – kalaracey May 14 '11 at 16:05

The only time I saw something like this was when my network dropped, either due to wireless dropping or me kicking a cable out accidentally.

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I wasn't using wireless, though it could still be a network drop I guess. But being able to reach a login screen seems to me the connection should be active – tbischel Mar 24 '10 at 21:05

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