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Windows 7: error occurred while reconnecting - The network location cannot be rea

03 Jun 2013   #1
RyanGEI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
error occurred while reconnecting - The network location cannot be rea

Hello All,

Devices range from laptops -> Workstations -> Server; the operating systems having issues are Win7 machines, and the equipment I'm connecting them to is a Server 2003 Server, Western Digital NAS, Server 2012 Server.

I've recently had an issue with this error on multiple PC's at my shop, and the end result is I cannot connect to any networked device, but I do have internet and I can see the devices in my workgroup under the "Network" drop down in File Explorer. So far the only changes I can see that happened during this problem starting up is Windows updates over the last few weeks.

I already ran the batch file from the sticky provided by "shadowjk" just in case, however I also ran all those commands manually prior to looking here, and the results were the same before and after.

So far I have tried:
  • Uninstalling / reinstalling all NIC drivers
  • deleting all managed networks
  • Removing all antivirus / firewalls
  • safe mode w/ networking
  • system restore to a point prior to updates
  • Changing workgroup to attempt to connect to personal server (server 2012 standard)

Here is some info that might help; note* I changed the MAC addresses to "X" for the post only, the real readout shows the correct information:

Code:
c:\windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ryan-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6235
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.80(Preferred) 
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 03, 2013 10:12:38 AM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:12:39 AM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{2CA60437-68DB-472F-A21E-CF53215779E8}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:101d:1978:3f57:feaf(Preferred) 
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::101d:1978:3f57:feaf%11(Preferred) 
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{32CDBC13-6231-414E-B1D7-FF77C55743B7}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes



c:\windows\system32>nbtstat -n
    
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache
    
Bluetooth Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache
    
Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.80] Scope Id: []

                NetBIOS Local Name Table

       Name               Type         Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    RYAN-PC        <20>  UNIQUE      Registered 
    

Wireless Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache
    
Wireless Network Connection 3:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache



c:\windows\system32>nbtstat -a 192.168.1.2
    
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    Host not found.
    
Bluetooth Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    Host not found.
    
Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.80] Scope Id: []

           NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

       Name               Type         Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    WINSERVER2003  <00>  UNIQUE      Registered 
    WORKGROUP       <00>  GROUP       Registered 
    WINSERVER2003  <20>  UNIQUE      Registered 
    WORKGROUP       <1E>  GROUP       Registered 

    MAC Address = XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX

    
Wireless Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    Host not found.
    
Wireless Network Connection 3:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    Host not found.



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05 Jun 2013   #2
RyanGEI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

This problem still persists, however I have added the following to my troubleshooting:
  • Configured my user profile on a new computer, it works flawlessly
  • configured a known working user configuration other than my own on my computer, it does NOT work at all, same problem as mine.
  • Unhid *Administrator* and performed driver removal and re-install from that user account just in case, no change

Any networking gurus out there, please feel free to ask questions. I'd be happy to produce more information to help solve this problem.
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25 Jun 2013   #3
RyanGEI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Final Bump before re-image

One last bump before I re-image the system. Again if there are any questions or suggestions please do ask.
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25 Jun 2013   #4
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Hi, Sorry you are having issues...

May I ask where this network attached storage is connected to? Is it on the switch/router or is it shared via a server? If a server is that server a domain controller?

Many Thanks,
Josh!
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25 Jun 2013   #5
RyanGEI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hello Josh,

The NAS is attached to our main switch, which also hosts connections to our DHCP router as well as a server running Windows Server 2003 standard edition.

The switch is:
Cisco SG200-50 Gigabit switch

Server is:
Dell PowerEdge 2800 -- NOT a DC -- File and Print sharing only with 1 managed database "ACT by Sage"

Main router is:
Netgear N600 unfortunately. (I'm working with management to hopefully upgrade this to a more business class router)

PCs with problem:

Samsung Series7 Chronos Laptop Win7 Pro64 -- Fixed by full restore from OEM partition

Dell OptiPlex 3010 Win7 Pro64 -- Still having this issue, hoping to fix without factory reset
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25 Jun 2013   #6
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

When you type the UNC path into Windows explorer do you receive any errors? If so could you please post them.

For example:

\\server\share

Also can I ask, are you able to ping any internal devices on the network? Please test on the NAS as well as other machines such as the server or client machine.

Josh
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26 Jun 2013   #7
RyanGEI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

First, I am able to ping all devices by IP and by name from a command prompt.

Second, however, I cannot open the file shares in that traditional way "\\server\share"
and the error message is as follows:

Windows cannot access \\server\share

Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.

Details: Error code: 0x80004005
Unspecified error [Diagnose] [Cancel]
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18 Aug 2013   #8
ecentric1

Windows 98 Second Edition ;|
 
 
Netgear N600 (Rubish router) 0X80004005 ERROR

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19 Aug 2013   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyanGEI View Post
Hello All,

Devices range from laptops -> Workstations -> Server; the operating systems having issues are Win7 machines, and the equipment I'm connecting them to is a Server 2003 Server, Western Digital NAS, Server 2012 Server.

I've recently had an issue with this error on multiple PC's at my shop, and the end result is I cannot connect to any networked device, but I do have internet and I can see the devices in my workgroup under the "Network" drop down in File Explorer. So far the only changes I can see that happened during this problem starting up is Windows updates over the last few weeks.

I already ran the batch file from the sticky provided by "shadowjk" just in case, however I also ran all those commands manually prior to looking here, and the results were the same before and after.


So far I have tried:
  • Uninstalling / reinstalling all NIC drivers
  • deleting all managed networks
  • Removing all antivirus / firewalls
  • safe mode w/ networking
  • system restore to a point prior to updates
  • Changing workgroup to attempt to connect to personal server (server 2012 standard)
Here is some info that might help; note* I changed the MAC addresses to "X" for the post only, the real readout shows the correct information:

Code:
c:\windows\system32>ipconfig /all
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ryan-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6235
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.80(Preferred) 
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 03, 2013 10:12:38 AM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:12:39 AM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{2CA60437-68DB-472F-A21E-CF53215779E8}:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:101d:1978:3f57:feaf(Preferred) 
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::101d:1978:3f57:feaf%11(Preferred) 
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{32CDBC13-6231-414E-B1D7-FF77C55743B7}:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
 
 
c:\windows\system32>nbtstat -n
 
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
 
    No names in cache
 
Bluetooth Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
 
    No names in cache
 
Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.80] Scope Id: []
 
                NetBIOS Local Name Table
 
       Name               Type         Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    RYAN-PC        <20>  UNIQUE      Registered 
 
 
Wireless Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
 
    No names in cache
 
Wireless Network Connection 3:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
 
    No names in cache
 
 
 
c:\windows\system32>nbtstat -a 192.168.1.2
 
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
 
    Host not found.
 
Bluetooth Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
 
    Host not found.
 
Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.80] Scope Id: []
 
           NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table
 
       Name               Type         Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    WINSERVER2003  <00>  UNIQUE      Registered 
    WORKGROUP       <00>  GROUP       Registered 
    WINSERVER2003  <20>  UNIQUE      Registered 
    WORKGROUP       <1E>  GROUP       Registered 
 
    MAC Address = XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
 
 
Wireless Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
 
    Host not found.
 
Wireless Network Connection 3:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
 
    Host not found.

This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parameters in order to get Windows 7 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 7 machines that needs to connect to the server.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

Reboot all machines after making the adjustment.
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19 Aug 2013   #10
RyanGEI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ecentric1 View Post

I hope a moderator can remove this trolls post ^ TY
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