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Afterlog in , computer gving an error unable to connect to server

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I have a windows xp, computer that is connected to server through workgroup environment. after log in it gave me an error unable to connect to server. when i click ok on the error it goes away but i can ping and access the server from that computer and there is no connectivity problem. sever is running DHCP services only and it register that computer correctly. Dont know why i am getting the error after boot up. If i i log off and log back in it dont give me that error. just does that when booting it up.
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by:touchsonic
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exact error is unable to locate server,and title bar of that error say network communication.
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Paul MacDonald earned 500 total points
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Do you have a drive mapped to that server (or any other device on the network)?  If so, it may just be warning that the drive mapping couldn't be re-established.

Alternately, there may be some task that runs at startup that requires a server (or permissions to a server) that doesn't exist.
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by:touchsonic
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so we have changed the registry in such a way, user log in automatically with given user name and password, and as soon he logs in, there is one application run that bring the custom interfacew on the screen and hide all the desktop. May be this application try to connect to server but the thing is if it does then why i dont get same error when user log off and log back in. The error only comes in after it boots up. also i noticed if i delete the user profile and reboot the machine error will go away but if i restart the machine again the error come back in. everything works fine if i delete the profile. So my thinking on this is is it possible for me to delete user profile and create new one automatically when user logs in? may be that will take away the error. also in services i try to look if there is any service that needs to be set as automatic than manual. may be there is some service at boot up not starting but after application load up and then it get started. i have a shared drive on server and this computer is using that shared drive through some program. but i can have access to that drive even if there is an eror saying unable to locate the server. Please tell me the best solution...
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by:touchsonic
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i think i resolved the error, went to mange user right click the user go to profile and connect the drive to  the path to the folder that is shared on the server. thanks for giving me the hint about drive mapping...
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