If a router ever gets overwhelmed then that has to be the worst router I've ever heard of. I've seen speed degrade from them but not overwhelm and disconnect random connections. It is a good idea to test directly to one computer that has been dropping though and see the results. 80% of the time the media (cable) you use is the problem. You rule out many factors plugging it in and if it doesn't drop move backwards with one computer at a time.

are both NICs using the same gateway? what IP is the DHCP card pulling?

@rithish you need to update your original posts and not start new ones for the same one.

@Muizz2411 you can reformat it, but your going to lose any files you may want to keep. the other option you can try is to boot from the xp cd and go as if you are trying to install a fresh copy of xp, but when you get to the screen where you choose the drive to install a new copy you should get an option to Repair and will reload all windows files in the windows directory to boot and then you can backup all your documents. Then i would advise to make a clean install and format to clean up any other issues this has created. Genereally after a repair in XP the system does run a little sluggish in this state, but makes it possible to save data.

if you use the run command and type compmgmt.msc you can go to Local Users and Groups to create a user and password.

Try opening the run command pressing (windows key+R on keyboard) then type cmd, hit enter. Once in command prompt type "ipconfig" /flushdns" to clear name resolution to the Internet. May also try removing the SSID and re-adding to her computer.

Generally an IP scanner can show you addresses on same network and your router will have an arp table for MAC address to IP and windows has the commands "NET VIEW" and "NETSTAT"

You have to have an "A" Record associated to an IP address so the server knows how to associate the name to IP

[QUOTE=caperjack;1774692]me and my big mouth , I guess you have the power ! ,lol[/QUOTE]

Nah, I think it's one of those never say never. Lol

For that to realistically work you would have to NAT your ip to use more ip addresses than you are given on the card and use your router as just an access point and not program it except for an SSID for wireless to connect and not use the WAN port on the router and set any device trying to connect to the internet to use the ip of the desktop with the card as the gateway address and use the DNS of your ISP. As well as share your Internet connection on your desktop and it would create an adhoc. I don't think I've ever tried that but I know networking and that's the fundamentals of it and how it would work. I think you would have to give a static ip to the router and any device connecting to the wireless.

Scheduled Tasks under tools does a lot by itself but there are a lot of prewritten scripts and batch files out there and you can put in startup folder to run in login or use local gpo to control a lot of the operations your wanting.

[QUOTE=caperjack;1773057]hi,and Welcome to Daniweb ,new helpers always welcome ,thank for joining up .
but 2 posters telling them to do it, is not going to make them come back after 23 days ,i have been here a long time and its rare that after almost a month the OP will return ,thank you[/QUOTE]

This is one of those rare instances I guess.

Do you have an A record setup for you server IP? And your reverse lookup setup, should look something like 10.10.10.in-addr.arpa

[QUOTE=jbennet;1774083]You need an F6 floppy for XP to work with your SATA controller (if its not in ATA mode) and/or RAID card. - But you can get around this by slipstreaming the *.inf chipset drivers using Nlite[/QUOTE]

I could not remember the name of that software for the life of me. I kept thinking N-something. Was a great help when computers quit being shipped with floppy drives by default.

It's been a few years for me since my company wanted to move to google servers (learning curve there) but I'll create an exchange server today and tell you what to look for. It is important to be able to manage your exchange server(s). You should be able to view some info about status for Master role in tools if I remember correctly.

Let's say if you want to go to google.com you reach a DNS server that knows how to resolve that name to an IP address and it then goes to a router which then the router bounces to the best route or only route it knows to get there. With that being said you connect your location (site A) to another location (site B) and you want site B server to resolve your requests. Well A travels from your location to your ISP to site B, but since your using a VPN your computer does not concern its self with the details as it only cares about the private ip addresses and how it will handle and encrypt that data so the outside world can't see it. Every bit of traffic passes across your ISP network, they just can't see it and you can't see them. VPN connections are usually a persistent connection and stay active from client to host. That's why I think that connection is not dropping Internet. Your site B resolves all your requests and the VPN request is resolved by your ISP to get to site B.

As far as wireshark if you are connected and it drops your connection for any reason you will see who initiated the drop in the connection and why. Generally it will show in red to help you identify the packet and root cause. Hope that helps any

Mikey37 commented: Good post describing possible solution +1

You may have guessed right. I can see the credibility thing, but you don't use it to talk someone else down by throwing in "I have been trained in blah blah blah." Build a reputation to people, that's better than any monologue of your credentials.

did you have any resolution?

first every computer has its C drive shared by default \computername\C$ second, does the username and password you're accessing the share for "owner and mike" have administrative rights or limited? Without full administrative rights you are limited and if i remember correctly "Owner" is a username HP created for its users as a default. I would check the Users and Groups settings in Computer Managment. Bit I would also reiterate what techsheaven said about sharing everything on system drive.

Reading through the forums and seeing some responses, why do people quote their titles?? I don't think they care for one and it would matter on your resume, but to fix an issue of a hardware issue or some software or network issue. Yea, ok i have a wallet of certifications and years of experience with schooling and a Title that makes me sound important, all the person that asks a question wants is an answer not a monologue.

if you can manually put the computer name to access the share then you're getting DNS resolution and they only thing changed was the router. maybe try an ipconfig /flushdns command on the computer. once you connect manually do the shares show as connected and can use them after the manual connection?

just do an image search for BIOS event or system log. any power failure, overheating, bad battery (for laptops obviously), and keyboard failures show there.

you need to change your gateway back to 10.40.100.1, on your ISP's network this has to stay the same always since it is a physical router on their network and if your computer does not know the correct IP of the gateway that router cannot tell traffic where to go.

if its rebooting due to heat it would show in the BIOS logs. I would check for updated video drivers and what antivirus is giving messages?

creating a constant restore is bad for the computer and you're failing to complete any updates and maintenance needed for the computer. your better solution is to create a mandatory profile which you can search and find instructions to do.

it may be easier to explain if you state your goal you are trying to complete

can you boot into advanced startup with f8 and choose last known good configuration and if that doesn't work try safe mode with networking and once into windows choose to restore to a last known good boot.

your best option is to really try to format again or you're trying to solve a problem that will waste a lot of time

are you running XP? i've seen this happen due to WMI and if you disable this in services it usually fixes the issue.

sounds like the video driver is having issues. i would check for an updated driver if its only happening when watching movies.