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By jcolome ·
I was installing Netware client on my win-98 machine and the installation was not complete. I un-installed the client and Now I keep getting this error whenever I try to map a drive.

The following error occured while trying to connect to F://college/users
Invalid local drive

I can do everything except map a drive. Any ideas ????

Many thanks!

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by guy In reply to Invalid Local Device

Could it be the backslashes go the other way?
for example: net use f: \\college\users

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by jcolome In reply to Invalid Local Device

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by eswoodland In reply to Invalid Local Device

I've had a similar problem. If your HD has multiple partitions and your CD-ROM is assigned as drive F:, you may see this error. Try mapping to another drive letter. If you tried installing the Novell client for Netware and it failed, this will causea lot of headache. Try re-installing the Novell client for Netware and then download Microsoft's un-install program for removing the Novell client for Netware. Sometimes this works, sometime not. I've had mixed results. If using the Microsoft Clientfor Netware, try the same procedure. This should be a little cleaner than removing the Novell version. As in answer #1, you need to use the correct back slashes when mapping a drive. Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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by jmar In reply to Invalid Local Device

It sounds like you no longer have a connection to your network. When you uninstalled the Netware client, did you reinstall the Client for Netware netowrks? Install that (right click Network Neighborhood > Properties > Add > Client > Microsoft) or reinstall the Netware client. This is all assuming you are trying to map a drive on a Novell Netware network. Hope this helps!

Jeff

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by joemis In reply to Invalid Local Device

Which Netware client - the one that ships with Win9X, or Novell's own? If you are using Novell's Client 32, download the latest and try to reinstall it, but run Novell's UNC32.EXE to completely de-install the "incomplete" client first.

Joe

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by Duster52 In reply to Invalid Local Device

A couple of questions (and this assumes that you are using Novell's client). Can you browse the network through network neighborhood? Can you see the server(s)? Can you browse the server(s)? If you right-click on a volume can you map a drive from this point?

If you can't see any servers, I would suspect that you are not authenticating to the network correctly.

If you can see and browse servers, go to network properties. Select Novell NetWare Client and click on properties. You should see four lines: Preferred server, preferred tree, name context and network drive. Make sure network drive is set to F:.

If that doesn't work use Netware's unistall and then install the latest client.

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