Why Do I Have To Periodically Uninisall/Reinstall A Client

I have a Win 8.1 PC that loses connectivity to some of the network every 5-6 weeks or so.

To fix it, I wind up uninstalling and reinstalling the Client for Microsoft Networks Client (with two restarts).

Why do you think this might happen?
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
When you say some.  What does that mean exactly?  Some network shares...home drives...printers?

It's hard to say why it happens.   I guess some things you could try would be AV scan, new Windows user profile, maybe run diagnostics on the NIC.

You could try backing up the user's data, and reimaging the machine.  As a last resort, you could swap the machine if you have an extra one.

Does anything show up in the Event Viewer System logs when the connectivity issue happens?
EirmanChief Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
When you say some.  What does that mean exactly?
Internet connectivity is never affected.
Shares from other PCs to this PC is never affected.
(I've never bothered looking at the Event Viewer).

Typically, a network share to one other PC on the network would disappear.
Simply restarting PCs is never enough to restore connectivity.
Any Internet Security APP. Without seeing the event log it is impossible to say what might be causing the issue though you did not identify the cause.

I would suggest identifying the cause rather than repeatedly performing a repair.
netsh is a command line tool that can be use to reset winsock, tcp/stack

What is your setup like? Does it happen only on one client or on all similar windows 8.1 clients?
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
Are you setup in an AD domain or peer to peer?
EirmanChief Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
I have a simple 4xPC (XP + Win8 + Win7 + Win7) wired home network using static IPs
The problem only occurs with the Win8 PC.
Which system does the win 8 can no longer access when the reset is performed?
Check that system when the issue comes up to make sure it does not have a stale share session.
Computer management, shared, shares........

The repair you do when only some shares are impacted suggests the reboot after the change is what clears this issue.

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EirmanChief Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for sticking with this one arnold.

Which system does the win 8 can no longer access when the reset is performed?
The PC in question become invisible to other machines on the network,

Please refer to my earlier question which describes the same connectivity issue in detail (Different PC/OS).
Does the system have Internet security, check event logs to see whether windows has implemented blocks following excessive ......
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