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Windows 7 unable to access network  shares error code 0x800704cf

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Strangest thing, user had no issues before a few days ago. error code 0x800704cf

I have reset everthing...

Please help! banging my head against the wall for an hour now (its starting to hurt)

I can bing the server by name and by IP address.

so i am not sure whats going on here.

Thanks

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Hello !

Have you tried reinstalling "File and Print Services" ? Reboot afterward and test.

If it doesn't work, go to Device Manager, click view -> show hidden devices. Then open Network Adapters and delete everything that can be (some can't... but it's not an issue). When done, click "Scan for new devices" and reinstall all that's detected. Reboot and test.

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I did remove and reisntall file and print servcies

i did remove the network adapters and readded them.

but still no luck.

now that you mentioned show hidden devices. i found about a hundred network adapters, i havevnecer seen anything like this.

there is about 100 microsft 6to4 adpaters and a bunch wan mini ports, should i just remove everything and then scan for changes.

thanks
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funny thing was looking at the Ipv6 stuff thought that might be the problem to i disabled ipv6 on all adapters.

so why are these ms 6to4 adapters showing up?
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Hello !

Disabling IPv6 was a good thing I believe, now remove all those 6to4 adapters and rescan. That should do it.

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thats what i thought.

I have been removing them one by one.   there are over 100 of them.  keep you guys posted.
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Correction there ware over 200 of these ms 6to4 adapters, real slow going removing one by one.



Does any buddy know where they cam from.

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Thanks for your help, looks like I was heading down the right path, but the un hide thing is what really helped, took me 30 minutes to uninstall all the 4to6 adapters but once done and a restart all is well.

Thansk
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That is great news !

Thank you !

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Went through all this including everything I could do to disable IP6. Fine for a while then it would start all over again. Found out this was upgraded to windows 7 probably from XP and it had an older pci NIC.

Got a Cisco AE1000 USB Wireless adapter and it works fine.

David
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