N/APosted on - 05/30/2011
I use a Network drive which by default comes along with software that makes it recognizable in windows. I connect my drive through Netgear Gigabit wired switch.
My Windows 7 recognizes the drive and shows it in my computer but sometimes at the start up I get the message saying “it was not possible to connect all the network drives”. In my computer they are shown with a red cross and upon trying the reconnect the windows immediately reconnects the drive now this is not something that is causing a lot of trouble but it happens sufficiently enough to be a nuisance.
Any help regarding the matter?
Network Drive connection error on Windows 7
When dealing with NAS (Network attached storage) such problems can stem from a couple of possible sources. Check the following one by one and hopefully we can isolate the problem:
Check Cables. Loose or frayed cables on either your pc (unlikely since it would mean no internet access for you causing and you would notice this immediately) or the device can drop it from the network causing you to get disconnected.
Check power options. Do this for both your pc (specifically disable the option which allows your pc to turn off your network connectivity), and the device (some NAS have spin-down options to save power).
Make sure that your OS is updated regularly.
Hope this helps.