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Network Error When Connecting to Internet or On-Line Service with Windows 95


Here is the solution to a network error that can occur on Windows 95 when connecting to an Internet service provider or another on-line service.

Problem Description

The problem only occurs when you have a persistent drive mapping (that is, a drive mapping which is reconnected automatically when you start Windows 95).

The problem is that whenever you connect to your Internet service provider, or other on-line service (such as Compuserve), you get an error message similar to the following:

Windows Networking
The following error occurred while reconnecting

     F: to \\SERVER\C

More data is available

Do you want to restore this connection the next time you log on (Yes or No)?



The problem is caused by an incorrect configuration of the dial-up networking connection. To correct the configuration, do the following:

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Double-click on Dial-Up Networking.
  3. Right-click on the connection that you use to connect with your Internet service provider or other on-line service.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. Click Server Types.
  6. Remove the check from the box labeled "Log on to network".
  7. Click OK to exit from the properties box.


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This document was prepared on 10/15/97, and was believed to be accurate as of that date. Procedures, specifications, and compatibility may change without notice, and therefore this document may be out-of-date and/or inapplicable to current product versions. Invisible Software provides this document "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind. Under no circumstances shall this document be construed as creating or expanding any warranty of product performance.


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