Cannot connect to shared drive on network. Internet works.


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I have a Windows 10 laptop that will not (as of 1/10/19) connect to a shared drive on a Windows 7 desktop. It worked fine before yesterday. All the other laptops in the house can access the shared drive. I have tried everything that I know to do. Also, Windows takes forever to boot as if it is looking for something but can't find it. Can someone help please?


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Can you SEE the drive when you attempt to use Map Network Drive?
What error is shown when you make the attempt to give it DLA?


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Yes... I have 3 other laptops that connect to \MIKE-HP-DESKTOP.
The problematic laptop is running Windows 10 Home version 1803
The working laptops are at the same version.
The windows 7 desktop is Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1


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Do you happen to have any third party software running in the background of the Windows 10 Laptop? Antivirus / Firewall / Security programs? These could play a factor in connecting to a network drive.