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By Patrick Valenzano ·
Why would workstations (running XP Professional) fail to reconnect at logon with Windows 98SE stations in a peer-to-peer LAN? If you manually disconnect, then remap, the XP systems connect without any problem.

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by maxwell edison In reply to XP Pro Stations Fail To R ...

When you Map a network drive, you have an opportunity to select "Reconnect at Logon".
When this is selected, the computer will connect to that drive when it is booted up.

Did you select this option?

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by maxwell edison In reply to XP Pro Stations Fail To R ...

I've seen reference to a few problems with Windows XP operating in the PPPoE (point-to-point protocol) environment.

Look at this link to information that answers many questions about XP with PPPOE, including the following:

1. How do I use PPPoE in Windows XP.

2. How do I get PPPoE in Windows XP to log in automatically on boot?

3. How do I try and trouble shoot PPPoE in Windows XP?

14. How do I get the native PPPoE in Windows XP to Auto-Connect?

Link:

http://www.carricksolutions.com/windowsxp.htm#2

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Take a look at those articles. Perhaps there's something there that will help.

I've also seen reference to instances where ZoneAlarm firewall software is the culprit that will prevent windows XP from reconnecting in a PPPoE environment. So if you have PPPoE configured as necessary and you do indeed have this software, try uninstalling it to see if that helps.

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by maxwell edison In reply to XP Pro Stations Fail To R ...

A little bit more:

This article, Microsoft KB Q308007 describes how to troubleshoot Windows XP Home Networking.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q308007&

Another related article:

“Getting Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to work with PPPoE”

http://www.carricksolutions.com/windowsxp.htm#2

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Good luck,

Maxwell

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