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  When I open My Computer, it shows two 'Disconnected Network Drives' for drive F: and drive G:.

   If I right-click and choose to disconnect, it gives an error message that says:
     'The network connection could not be found.'

   If I double-click, it gives an error message that says:
     'F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable.  It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network.  Check to makes sure that the deisk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the onternet or your network, and then try again.  If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.'

   I looked in the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network.  There are no keys under that key that say that there is a drive mapped there.

   I also tried maping a valid location to those drive letter.  I then reboot, then i disconnect the drive.  The drive disappears, but then reappears as a 'Disconnected Network Drive' after a reboot, wich brings me back to my initial problem.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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by:infotrader
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Is there a logon script that is associated to user?  Is there a script that is executed to run the drive mapping?  Have you run msconfig to see if any batch job is doing the drive mapping?

Finally, have you tried to run "net use f: /d" and "net use g: /d" to delete it using command prompt?

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by:deadlyfluvirus
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- There is no logon script setup.

- Where do I look in MSCONFIG?

- The net use commands did not work.  Here's what the command echos:
The network connection could not be found.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2250.
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by:irish_coffee
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please try to connect your computer to the network which you previously connect to.
when the network establish, just discconnect the mapped drive in your my computer.
hope this helps.


you can look in MSCONFIG, by following the steps below
i >> go  "Start" and then choose "RUN"
ii >> type in "msconfig" in the dropdown menu.
iii>>press enter

then you will get the "msconfig" loaded
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by:deadlyfluvirus
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That did not work
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rbkumaran earned 125 total points
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Can you check if there are any mounted volumes apart from the local drivers in the following registry location:

HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

Good Luck!!!

Kumaran
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by:deadlyfluvirus
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Hmm... this is kind of interesting.  There is a number REG_BINARY values in that key.  The ones that do not look like they should be there is a value for '\DosDevices\F:' and '\DosDevices\Z:'

These might be part of the problem.  Let me know what I should do.
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by:rbkumaran
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Take a backup of the registry and try to delete the entries.

To backup,

Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\ and click Rigistry menu and select Export, follow instructions to save the backup. Once done, delete the 2 entries and check if that helps.

Also, is it DosDevices\Z: or G: as mentioned in your original postng?

Good Luck !!!

Kumaran
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by:deadlyfluvirus
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yea... G: is NOT in the listing... but... LOL Z: is.   I will back up and see what happens after a delete and a reboot.
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by:deadlyfluvirus
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You are awesome.  Deleting the F: and Z: values got rid of the drives!  Thanks alot!
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Nice to see your problem fixed.

Regards,
Kumaran
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