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    XP disconnects from Win 2K server (XP Pro/Win 2K Server)

    Anyone have a hint as to why Win XP Pro workstations suddenly and randomly disconnect from a Wiin 2K server? Have several Win 98 workstations and they never disconnect. Also have a Win 98 MS Mail Server and nothing disconnects, either XP or 98 stations. No problem going to the Internet after disconnectiong from the Win 2k server, just accessing that server. Need to log off workstations and log back on.
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    Re: XP disconnects from Win 2K server (XP Pro/Win 2K Server)

    Do these XP workstations have the "Hibernation", "Power Savings" or "Standby" being used? If so when the computer goes to sleep, the network card will NOT wake up. The network cards MAY not support these actions.

    You may find that printers, scanners and other external devices may not work also.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: XP disconnects from Win 2K server (XP Pro/Win 2K Server)

    All power saving options are disabled. Disconnects take place while workstations are in use and users are working on files located on server. Also not all workstations disconnect.
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    Re: XP disconnects from Win 2K server (XP Pro/Win 2K Server)

    Sounds like a network evaluation is in order. We often blame the OS when databases get corrupted, machines crash and get disconnected from the network, but often it's good 'ole wiring/network component (hubs, switches, routers, etc.) problems. I would recommend this as your starting point.

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