hi... i never got the start of this thread so i don't know what the original issue is/was... however, if you are experiencing windows realted issues, there are some reasonable usenet newsgrous geared towards windows/windows networks/etc... these are often read by msoft guys... check the msoft site and search in their support section for the newsgroups... any newsreader can also probably get you access. you can then post your issue and will hopefully get a good response to your question.... of course, this assumes that you haven't already used this avenue as a possible solution.... -bruce -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Michiel Oosterling Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 4:55 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Windows XP network help Sam Carter wrote: >John, > >I don't know why I didn't see your post until today. Many thanks to you and >to the others who have responded. > >The problem still persists. Here are answers to your questions. > >Q1 - This PC belongs to another employee - the company President / (small >company). Not likely anything malicious going on here. > > You never know. Maybe some 'nice' website he visited >Q2 - I don't know what offline access is. It is probably not enabled. > > Never simply take it that something is disabled in windows. Things like Remote Assistance etc are enabled by default for instance, something which I have always found highly irresponsable of our friends in Redmond. >Q3 - There are some network mappings to folders on 3 other Windows 2000 >clients. These fail to login at boot time but succeed when user/pass are >entered at prompt. > > In what way did you connect to these shares? Did you tell windows to remember the password you gave it to connect to the shares? >Q4 - There's lots of stuff loaded, Office, ACT, nothing exotic to my >knowledge - but I've never met anyone that actually knows what most of the >startup software actually does. Anything I should look for? > >I may need to Format the hard drive and start over this weekend unless a fix >is found. > >Sam > > I just read you original post for the first time. I take it this is a windows pre-installed pc, but maybe you could have a look at the acpi settings (power settings). Also check the BIOS, see if there's anything like auto power-off enabled oslt. Flash the BIOS, either with a current image or with a new upgrade. IMHO, reformatting and reinstalling is the last resort. I'd want to know what caused this, and a format will not make this clear to you. You have no way of knowing if the problem will arise again after this procedure .... just my 2 (euro)cents worth, -- Michiel Oosterling Hinttech B.V. Kluyverweg 2a 2629 HT Delft t: +31 15 268 2573 f: +31 15 268 2567 m: +31 6 5060 2453 The right to bear arms is only slightly less stupid than the right to arm bears... >-----Original Message----- >From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org >[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of John C Bullas >Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 1:48 PM >To: thelist at lists.evolt.org; thelist at lists.evolt.org >Subject: Re: [thelist] Windows XP network help > > >At 14:41 01/12/2003, Sam Carter wrote > > >>We've got a new Windows XP client on a Microsoft Network. The other >>clients are Windows 2000. >> >>It ran just fine for 2 days, then powered down (by itself??). >> >> > >Did it "fall" or did it "get pushed", could the user have gotten into a >"jam"? > > > >>After rebooting, it tries to connect to other shared folders on the >>network and *always* requests the username / password to connect. >> >> > >Connect to the LAN or the shared resources? Is the machine set to single or >multiple user default and is it set to prompt for a password? > >Virus infection? > >Q1 your PC or does it belong to someone else? > >Q2 Has someone set the thing to allow offline access? (will this need to >refresh on reboot?) > >Q3 Has it got anything set up as favourites/places on the remote network >PCs? (any effect?) > >Q4 Have any items on the remote PCs been set to load on boot up? > > > >>Isn't it supposed to remember the username / password? >> >> > >The LAN I am part of requests passwords when "re-visiting" shared resources >on other PCs after a reboot ( Net is a mish-mash of win2k prof, Win 98SE, >XP Pro, >everything from 3.0 GHz machines to 350 Pentiums!) > > > >>Help appreciated. >> >>Sam >> >> > > > -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !