Windows XP machine not mapping drives after boot.
Posted on 2006-07-07
We have a client that has about 30 PC's in an office, all are XP Pro. Two of the machines will not map the network drives from the startup script after powering up the computer. The PC boots up fine and the user logs into the domain fine, but the network drives are not available. If the user logs off the domain and back on, the network drives are available. This leads us to believe that the "networking" part of Windows is not running or completing correctly after the boot up. This does not happen every time the machine is started, and this makes it difficult to pinpoint. There are 2 NIC's installed on the machine (1 integrated - 1 PCI) and both do the same thing. Also, periodically through the day, they will loose the mapped drives and have to either log off-on or run the script manually.
Is there a registry setting or something that needs set to force Windows to run the script after the OS has loaded up or is this a network-server related issue?
Thank you in advance!