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Losing Network Connectivity

By mcollins ·
I have new Dell Optiplex GX270 PCs with Windows XP. From a cold boot everything seems to work fine (pulls roaming profile, runs scripts and you can browse "My Computer"). The PCs are part of either a Windows NT 4 domain or a Windows 2003 domain. The problem begins after the PC stays logged in for an extended amount of time (about 2 hours or more). After that time, when you attempt to open "My Computer", it takes about 5 minutes before you can see any of your drive. Exchange is also disconnected during this time. The odd part is that I can browse the Internet just fine during this time and my IM session had never been disconnected. It is as if it loses the local server services but not internet connectivity. FYI-Not all XP PCs have this problem.

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by BlitzSonik In reply to Losing Network Connectivi ...

I don't have an answer, just a comment. I have roughly 170 or so Optiplexes GX240, GX260, and GX270. I haven't run into your exact problem but I have seen the mapped drives appear to have been disconnected only to find that it they weren't. Window displays a red X over the mapped drive BUT if you attempt to acces the drive, it lets you right in. I haven't had any problem with Exchange though.

Good luck!

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