Mapped drive anomalies

By MrNemo
Jan 16, 2007
  1. There's something strange... in the (network) neighborhood.

    A user (the CFO... = important) has 6 network shares listed, one of which is on an accounting server, and 5 of which are on a file server.

    Sometimes, he is randomly disconnected from his shares, or gets access is denied errors (obviously, he has the rights for all of the shares). Presently, the accounting drive share is showing up and 4 of the 5 file server shares allow you to click on them, and are BLANK on the right pane of the windows explorer. Sometimes rebooting fixes all of these problems. Sometimes it doesn't. The only thing I have to go on is an 0x7 "memory could not be read" error and some svchost.exe general host process errors. I have a feeling, however, that it is network related, not necessarily a problem with his machine... any ideas?


    Anti-virus/spyware CLEAN.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If it's a card, try swapping out the NIC.
    Run memtest86 from to see if any of the memory modules fails (him being CFO, swap out anything you can reasonably think off, and test those items on another PC).
    Have a look at Powerdesk from to replace the crappy Windows Explorer.

    PS: how's the T-Shirt?
  3. MrNemo

    MrNemo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    LOL the shirt was a success! =)

    The computer in question is a Core 2 Duo Dell laptop, about 3 months old. Laptops... F'ing roaming profiles... *_*
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