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Unable to Disconnect Network drive

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Hi Experts,

I have a windows OS schedule task that maps a drive to copy some files.  When I found out that the job has hung, I killed it on Task Manager, and then the mapped drive is stucked.  I could browse it, but when I tried to disconnect it (both command and GUI disconnect), it wouldn't disconnect.  I tried not to reboot it, since it is a production web server.  I searched on google and see that there are many issues about this, but none of them I've seen so far would solve the problem.  Anyone has any idea on how to remove this stubborn network drive matter?  Thank you!

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The explorer.exe process may be maintaining the drive link, perhaps try shutting down explorer from task manager then killing the drive mapping from command prompt.
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I'm don't know what you tried before, but I would boot into Safe Mode and disconnect the mapping from there.
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I tried to avoid the rebooting unless it was a must... but the inevitable had to happen.  If I don't disconnect the drive, other batch jobs will bump into errors when they map network resources as they run... so needed to boot at the end.  Thanks for your efforts guys.
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