Question:I've an annoying problem with windows 7:

I cannot connect to windows shares in the local network when I join the network before I booted up.

The thing is, it works fine after I restart, but I cannot log-in without restarting. It has nothing to do with login, because I cannot access the shares when I logout and login again, either - that is - if I don't restart. It only works when I restart.

This is soooo annoying.

Anybody knows what the problem is ? Or does this have something to do with disconnecting the computer without logging-out the previous day ? I think it has nothing to do with the network at all. I think the connection of the previous day is still somewhere in RAM locally. So if I don't restart, then it's trying to use a connection that has been invalidated...

  • Can you ping the machines where the other shares are location and have you checked ipconfig? Just to rule out the possibility that it is an issue with your network connectivity. Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "join the network before I booted up" - how can you join a network before starting the machine up? – DMA57361 Aug 4 '10 at 12:59
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    Try this command in a 'DOS box' window: net use. Does it show any shares which might already be connected? Then type net use * \\servername\sharename`. Does it give you an error message? If yes, which one? – Kurt Pfeifle Aug 4 '10 at 13:30
  • Funny, first it doesn't work, then I type net use \\servername\sharename which says that everything is ok. And then it works afterwards... - every time. – Quandary Aug 13 '10 at 7:29
  • net use shows several connections, all of them "connected" , but I can not navigate inside them. If I use net use \\server\share it says "System error 64" . WTF!! I have this OS. – Marc Riera Mar 20 '12 at 16:45

opeing a console and typing

net use \\servername\sharename 

solves the problem...

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