Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

mapped network drive and network printer offline

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1 pro with media center

    mapped network drive and network printer offline

    those problem were discussed here, but separately, and none of the solutions were not helpful. I am posting this again since I think those two problems are connected.

    So when I start computer (I will call it comp #1) my network drive is offline just as network printer. Mapped network drive is actually my physical drive D: and it is mapped as Z since I have three comps in my small office and it is used as storage for all comps. When I open win explorer I get my mapped drive crossed with reds. So I have to click on it to wake it up. Second problem is with printer which is always offline and I have to turn off/on his wifi to get it connected again to my comp. Printer is HP officejet 7110 and is connected to the network router using WiFi.

    Comp #1 runs win 8.1 pro with all the latest updates. Second comp has the same OS, while third one has win 7.
    Both comps #2 and #3 has mapped the same drive as mine comp #1. Interesting is that those two when turned on has printer and mapped drive online. So problem is only with comp #1 that actually has that drive physically in its own system.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1 pro with media center


    I got this advice:

    Here is the code:

    ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
    nbtstat -RR (release and refesh NetBIOS names)
    netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
    netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)
    That has solved my printer problem, but offline mapped drive remained as problem.
    Today I tested one more thing.

    I mapped drive on comp#2. So now on comp#1 there are mapped drives Y: and Z:. Z: is actually map D: on comp#1 and Y is drive on comp#1.

    I restarted comp#1 and Y: was online while Z: was not.

    Interesting that comp#1 connects to mapped drives from another computer, but not to it's own mapped drives.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

mapped network drive and network printer offline
Related Threads
MACHINES File Server: Windows 2003 Server Domain Controller: Windows 2003 Server Client: Windows 8.1 Pro PROBLEM The client is not a part of the domain which the file server and obviously the domain controller are. The mapped drives are added on the client using DOMAIN\User (along with...
I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 with Update 1. I have drives mapped to my Windows Home Server 2011 and to my Windows 7 desktop PC. But each time I reboot the laptop it drops the mapped drives and I have to try and map them all over again. I say "try" because most times I have to go back to my...
This is a boot up timing issue, does anyone know the registry fix for network comming up. I am on a wired LAN which works ok. However, recently when booting I am getting the message cannot connect to network drives - these are mapped drives to NAS boxes. However, when I access the drives the 'red...
I have three machines running windows 8.1 pro at home. On one machine, search will not work in windows explorer. I had no problem mapping the drives, and the contents show up fine when I browse to individual folders or files. I can access and play media files just fine. But no matter what you type...
This morning I installed an optional update from Windows Update. It was Ralink Technology WLAN 802.11 wireless LAN card. Since then, when I try to print to my wireless network printer, the network would disconnect then come back on after a while. The update shows up in Update History as...
So, I have a Western Digital My Book 1.5 TB hard drive connected to my Asus RT-N66U router, and it seems to be losing connection? Under Windows 7, it mapped perfectly, and was always accessible, but now after upgrading to Windows 8, it won't stay mapped. I'll restart my router and computer and...
Win 8 Mapped Network Drives in Network & Sharing
Ok, I am having a problem. I have a group policy setting that maps my network drives. I have 3 different NAS boxes; NAS1, NAS2, and NAS3. The mapping works great on all my Win 7 computers and for every user. I have a Win 8 test machine. When I login with my AD account, only two of my mapped...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook