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    Stop automatic searching for a defunct network

    When I start up XP SP3, it automatically tries to find a connection to a network that is no longer relevant (an intranet at a workplace where I formerly did volunteer work). I can log in as a local user, but I'd rather get rid of that network profile. When I log off, it takes ages for the computer to decide that there is no network to synchronize to.
    Is there a way to delete that process at startup? Many thanks.

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    Hi Mary, is it a wireless connection ?
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    No, it is not wireless.

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    Hi Mary, as I never used XP but it should be the same as other OS's.
    Switch OFF your router, find all your network connections and delete them. Now shut down the PC, start the router and once its ready i.e. all lights ON, restart your PC. Your current connection should be re built.
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    Maybe it's a mapping to a network disk? In Explorer look in Tools > Disconnect Drive.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks Roderunner, I will try that.

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    Thanks Paul, I will try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryhertager View Post
    When I start up XP SP3, it automatically tries to find a connection to a network that is no longer relevant (an intranet at a workplace where I formerly did volunteer work). I can log in as a local user, but I'd rather get rid of that network profile. When I log off, it takes ages for the computer to decide that there is no network to synchronize to.
    Is there a way to delete that process at startup? Many thanks.
    I may be wrong as I dont have enough info but it sounds to me like your machine is attempting to logon to a DOMAIN. You can check - and if so, fix - this easily by downloading Tweakui for XP and installing it then going to the Logon then Auto Logon option. In there could be the domain name that your place used. Remove it from there and OK it and all is fixed.

    You may also have a networked drive assigned a letter in your computer. Open My Computer and if that is the case there will be one, or more, under that saying they arent connected. If this is so, go to the Tools menu and choose to disconnect any Network drive under "Disconnect Network drive" there.

    If that doesnt help, can you be more specific as to what is being printed on screen when the problem is occurring please? It may well be a program in Startup that wants to connect with something else on the old network that is no longer there and you either alter that behaviour or if you dont need that program, uninstall it.

    Greg.

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