Problems reconnecting mapped NAS drives after s3 resume


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Hi there.

Just built a HTPC for a mate with Vista Premium. He has his media files on a Lacie Ethernet disk (i.e. a NAS) and is connected via draft-n wifi. The media files are mapped on the HTPC and can be read and played without problem.

But. When I resume the HTPC from S3 standby, the mapped network drives do not reconnect. They are still shown under "computer", but have a red cross through them. Outside of MC, if I click to open them, they reconnect and can be used. Inside MC, they either don't reconnect, or it takes a very long time. They are set as reconnect at logon, and have a different user name and password specified.

I've picked up a tip from various forums that I will try once I can get to the machine again; Use ip addresses to map the network drives. I'll have to reset the NAS to use a fixed address.

I've also been trying to find a way of using a scheduled task or background job to reconnect after s3 resume, but I can't find anything that looks like it will do the job.

Anybody got any ideas?



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You could just create a batch file to run on startup. Something along the lines of;

net use h: \\host\sharename /u:username password

...should do the trick. Hope this helps! :)


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Thanks for that, but doesn't that only replicate what the reconnect at logon settings already do. The drives are there, in that the user authentication has happened and I don't need to re-enter the user-id and password, but the drives have not been "woken up".

Also, are startup tasks re-executed after an S3 resume.

But it's a good idea, I'll try it out. Sometime windows doesn't do what it says on the tin.......


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Yeah, it may well replicate the error you're already having. It's helped me a couple of times when I've had issues with drives not automatically reconnecting, though. Worth a shot, it'll only be a couple of minutes of your time to test it. Can't think of anything else off the top of my head, but I'll keep scratching and see what comes up. :)

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