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An error occurred while reconnecting ?: to \\<machine>\?\? Microsoft Windows Network: The local device name is already in use. \n This connection has not been restored."

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Hey experts!

The error above happend after a new XP Pro was setup in an existing LAN acting as a file server - (network is peer to peer)

The Node Username and passwords have been added into the XP File server and the permissions set on a shared partion which is on a 2nd Hard drive (not the System Disk). All machines are fully service packed, the file server is a fresh install and all other nodes are free from s**t ware as far as we know.

This has happened twice now. Restarting the XP server down resolves the problem.

Not sure if it's related but when I initially set the machine up, I had a static IP, mask, gateway & DNS setup and the machine could not join be accessed from the LAN Nodes - but could be seen!

I have been trawling the web for some more information on this and it seems many have had the same problem on various platforms and LAN setups. Still cant find anything definative.

Cheers
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To make sure any old issues that might have been caused by the static IP address I would uninstall it from device manager.

Then to resolve any issues with the network drive run the
net use * /delete
command from a command prompt to clear out all the network drives then reboot.
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Hey tenaj-207... are you saying to do this on the client or the XP file server?
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The issue is most likely with the client since no one else is having the issue.  Therefore run it on the client PC.
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Cheers, have run it and have it and problem does not appear to have re-occured.
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Glad to help.
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