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Disconnect mapped drives still appears even after disconnecting them!

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HI experts,
Have a small problem with disconnected network drives,i see around 7-8 disconnected network drives under my computers,these drives were disconnected some time back but they still appear under my computer,when i goto tools-disconnected network drives these disconnected drives dont appear there what can i do to clear them under my computer.
Below are my notebook configurations.
Windows xp-service pack 2,pentium m 1.60 acer extensa 660,1gb ddr2 ram.
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Pete LongTechnical Architect
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Commented:
Start > run > cmd {enter}

NET USE * /DELETE /YES {enter}

reboot - if they come back Im guessing there is a login script mapping them
Sam PanwarSr. Server Administrator

Commented:
Step1. Check the following registry keys to see if it shows the correct
mapped drives:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\NETWORK\
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\NETWORK\

Step2. Logon with this user account on other Windows XP clients
Please logon with this user account on other Windows XP clients to see if
the issue still occurs.

Step3. Logon with another user account to test
On the Windows XP client, please logon with other user accounts to see if
the issue still occurs.

Step4. Use commands to delete the maps:
Please use the following command to see if you can delete the mapped drives:
net use /persistent:no
step 5
I am having the exact same problem. The only new thing installed (updated)
lately is Norton antivirus server and client 10.x. It does seem like this
problem started after this update

step 6

1. try to disable nav for the test only.
2. following this instruction
How to disable autodisconnection

Symptom: The mapped drive may be disconnected after inactivity for while.

Resolution: you may need to do these two to disable autodisconnection. 1)
You may want to disable autodisconnection by using "net server
/disconnect:-1" on the server hosting the mapped drives. 2) If you are
running W2K/XP client, you may also want to use non-persistent mappings to
connect the drives. For example, you use "net use h: \\shared
/persistent:no" instead of "net use h: \\shared".  Note: The persistent is
default.

3. Try the hotfix.
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Commented:
my workaround for this is that we run a kix logon script and at the start of the script I have entries as follows:

if exist ("j:\")
 use g: /del
  deltree("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network\j")
endif

which ensures there are no cached mappings displayed

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Commented:
sorry experts i tried few things that were suggested by you all but it didnt quite work out,i have formatted the notebook and the problem no longer exists i hope microsoft team comes up with some fix for such small issues which at times can be very irritating.
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This one is on us!
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