how do i remove popup "could not connect to all network drives"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by sturmey, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. sturmey

    sturmey Guest

    every morning when I turn on my laptop, I get the stupid balloon in the
    corner, and it wouldn't be a problem if it went away, but I have to click on
    the "x" to get rid of it.

    Computer's are supposed to make my life easier, not harder. This stupid
    useless balloon is not helping me, and I want to get rid of it. I know it has
    to be a registry entry somewhere. does anyone have an answer?

    sturmey, Jun 11, 2008
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  2. HI
    Un-Map the Disk Drives the are any more on the Network and it would not come
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jun 11, 2008
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  3. sturmey

    sturmey Guest

    Sorry. Not a viable solution.

    I use the drives, but some of them are mapped to shares on other computers
    that aren't alwas on. Also two of the drives are mapped to a file server
    through openVPN which only comes up after I've logged in. (OpenVPN allows me
    to connect both inside and outside the firewall).

    I need to have the drives mapped, I don't need to know if windows was able
    to auto connect at log in.
    sturmey, Jun 11, 2008
  4. sturmey

    Tom Allen Guest

    Delete the mapping and recreate it without 'reconnect at login' ticked ?

    Tom Allen, Jun 11, 2008
  5. sturmey

    sturmey Guest

    That could work. Doesn't it delete the mapping though when I log out? I seem
    to remember that happening in previous versions of Windows.

    I'll try it and find out.
    sturmey, Jun 11, 2008
  6. sturmey

    sturmey Guest

    If you do not check the "reconnect at login" box, it doesn't keep the mapping
    after a reboot. This was not the solution.

    It has to be a registry entry, I seem to remember seeing something like it a
    few years ago, but I can't find it.

    sturmey, Jun 11, 2008
  7. sturmey

    sturmey Guest

    Came up with a solution, still working on making it perfect.
    unmapped the drives that I had.

    Created a new network location. used the same shares as I did before using
    \\computer\share\ and then named the share according to the names I gave the
    drive mapping. (used to be "I:\" now it's "I; drive")

    doesn't give me errors when I boot, and I can read and write to the shares
    as before. Biggest drawback so far is that I can't get disk usage stats like
    bytes free space.

    sturmey, Jun 13, 2008
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    cnjackson Guest

    Good question. There must be a registry setting that will control the ballon pop-ups. Would love to know what it is myself.:cool:

    Post Originated from Vista Support Forums
    cnjackson, Jul 3, 2008
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