Hi Scott, I have seen similar where I am , I work at a ISP and am also the network manager for our Regional Council, Local area school, etc in our area [in the middle of the desert]. Though not only on XP but also on Win 2K occasionally. It seems to happen sporadically and I can't put my finger to the culprit. Maybe you should do a search at Microsoft Knowledgebase? Seems that the problem has become less noticable since we upgraded our network [about a month ago] to only 100 Mb hubs and switches and a lot of the cabling was renewed with Giga cable, and most of the NIC cards are 100 too. For starters I would make sure that all the cabling was 100% and the connections are seated well, try to make all the switches etc to the same grade [10Mb versus 100Mb] and so on. Sorry can't help you more than that. Further questions welcome. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN Vic "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -----Original Message----- From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott McNay Sent: Thursday, 06 March, 2003 03:48 To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Hi, all! Has anyone seen problems recently, say since the beginning of the year, with all XP Pro (don't know about Home) computers on a network losing the connection momentarily? It shows up in two different ways, either a red X appears on the connection status icon in the task bar, or else you try to go to a page in IE, and you get "Page not found" or something like that, and trying again immediately is successful. The problem is especially noticeable when the connection status icon is turned on, and those annoying balloon tips are enabled. So far, I've seen it at the business of one of my after-hours customers, and on my own computer, and one of my co-workers has seen it at the business of one of his after-hours customers, and also on his own home network, and another co-worker sees it when he has his computer at home and his laptop connected via a USB cable. It's the biggest problem with programs that run across the network, such as QuickBooks Enterprise version, which is what my customer has, and it's bad enough to interfere with their work, since they often have to get out of Quickbooks and then go back in, and sometimes they have to retype something. I was told that it was happening every hour or so, but now, with the balloons turned on, it looks like it's happening more like twice an hour. Without the balloons, you either have to try to access the net at that moment, or notice the X in the tray while it's there. So far, about the only common thread that we've found is that they're all XP systems, and they're all on a network, and, I think, they're all on cable (via router), although I don't know about the co-worker with the laptop. Has anyone else seen or heard anything like this? -- --Scott. mailto:Wizard@xxxxxxxx --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.459 / Virus Database: 258 - Release Date: 25/02/2003 To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.