Network Connections stumper

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Brandon Taylor, May 2, 2009.

  1. I have a dial-up networking connection already set up on my Windows Vista
    Home Basic machine, which is equipped with Service Pack 1. Yet, when I log
    on as one particular user, and then click Start > Connect To, my dial-up
    networking connection does not appear, and the "Connect to a network" window
    says "Windows can't find any networks" when I am not connected, or "Windows
    cannot find any additional networks" when I am connected.

    At the same time, I find on my desktop a folder named "_hiddenPbk", which,
    when I open it, contains a file called "rasphone.pbk". I have just found out
    that this folder, as well as the file associated with it, belongs in the
    folder called "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk". I copied the
    "_hiddenPbk" folder from my desktop to this folder and restarted my machine,
    but the effort turns out to be for naught: My dial-up connection still does
    not appear in the "Connect to a network" window.

    This quandary is user-wide only, meaning that this predicament only happens
    when I log on to my Windows Vista machine as user "X" but not as user "Y" or
    "Z" or any other user. What's the issue here?

    I would appreciate any help you can provide in this matter. Thank you.

    Brandon Taylor
    Brandon Taylor, May 2, 2009
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  2. It could a 3rd party software or group policy. This post may help.
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  3. The information you have just provided did absolutely nothing for my problem.

    I require additional information as soon as possible.

    Thank you.
    Brandon Taylor, Jun 7, 2009
  4. Brandon Taylor

    Sinner Guest

    It sounds like user"X" has become corrupted, and may have to be deleted.
    Beyond that, I cannot help. The concept of multiple users on one machine is
    foreign to me. One machine=one user!
    Sinner, Jun 7, 2009
  5. Brandon Taylor

    Malke Guest

    You "require"?!! This is a newsgroup and the people who try to help you are
    all volunteers. If you require immediate information and a resolution, call
    a computer tech to come on-site. Of course this won't be free but you will
    get your immediate requirement fulfilled. I don't recommend using a
    BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of place.

    Malke, Jun 7, 2009
  6. Brandon Taylor

    Charlie Tame Guest


    There's probably nobody here who can give a perfect answer since we are
    all volunteering our personal experiences and dial up problems can be
    difficult because less people use it these days.

    Seems to that you have a "User" problem rather than a dial up problem
    though, can you recall if that user was set up before the dial up was,
    or was he/she set up at the same time as the others?

    I had one machine recently where everything looked fine until the owner
    told me she had "Changed" some user names. I found that by deleting
    those users and recreating them her problems went away. I would try
    setting up a fake user and see if that works, if it does consider
    removing "x" or whatever and restart and recreate him. Yes I do realize
    that some user data may be lost but Vista seems to dislike identity
    Charlie Tame, Jun 7, 2009
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