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    Mapped Drive Red X Hassle

    My Win2K SP3 client cannot keep its mapped drives connected AT ALL.
    The mapped drives are connected to shares on a Linux/samba server (but this doesn't seem to be relavent, as the same thing happens when I map another win2k client drive :-( ) and they're shown with red x's ALWAYS - from the moment I map them.
    This only happens on my pc - the other dozen setup the same are fine - no x's to be seen.
    I tried changing the autodisconnect key in the registry as discussed in other posts - no change. This isn't a timing thing - it NEVER shows them connected!
    I can use the drives freely with little actual symptoms, but sometimes when saving I get told the drive couldn't reconnect, but it works anyway.

    HELP PLEASE!

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    Re: Mapped Drive Red X Hassle

    Are you running any special security software? There was a point release of Trend Micro's OfficeScan antivirus software that added this "feature" to thwart the spread of viruses that wrote to mapped drives. (Presumably these viruses first checked to see if the mapped drives were connected.) After many complaints, the feature was eliminated in the next update. Someone else might have implemented the same thing.

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    Re: Mapped Drive Red X Hassle

    All I have is Symantec Anti Virus corporate edition - same thing on every pc, but all the others behave ok!?
    thanks for trying.

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    Re: Mapped Drive Red X Hassle

    Are you using a desktop or notebook? Have you checked all the physical connections?

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    Re: Mapped Drive Red X Hassle

    Desktop - identical pc to other 5 in the office, although I've reinstalled the entire setup on mine over the past 2 months, due to other bugs. If I could fix this one it'd be perfect.
    I haven't checked physical connections, because the red x's are the ONLY symptom of something being amiss, apart from the unable to connect message when I save to that mapped drive sometimes. BUT I can access that same drive via network neighbourhood, no probs. I work from that shared drive all day every day! (My pst file is on it!)
    Likewise, the connection icon in the systray says i'm connected fine????

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    Re: Mapped Drive Red X Hassle

    I had a similar problem on a Win2k workstation. Red "X" most of the time. Error messages when trying to save to the network. Ended up being with the network connection in the wall. Also, have seen a cable cause something similar. Have you tried to swap the network cable? Can you move the PC to another location temporarily to see if that fixes it? Did this start with SP3?

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    Re: Mapped Drive Red X Hassle

    Don't know about the sp3 bit - I didn't notice until sometime after that.
    THanks for the tips on cables - I'll try moving the pc.

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    Re: Mapped Drive Red X Hassle

    @#$!%!
    looks like it IS my cables :-(
    Now i feel really stupid. Never realised I could work all day using a faulty connection.
    Many thanks. Now I have to figure out which bit's faulty.

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