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?

    Thanks
     
    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
    up.
    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
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    Tom Allen Guest

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

    Tom
     
    Tom Allen, Jun 11, 2008
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  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
     
    sturmey, Jun 11, 2008
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    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
     
    sturmey, Jun 11, 2008
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    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
     
    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:


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    cnjackson, Jul 3, 2008
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  9. experttechiealicejefferson, May 21, 2010
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