Computers suddenly missing on network


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit
       #1

    Computers suddenly missing on network


    Our home network has a desktop and 3 laptops. The 3 laptops all print through the network to the printer attached to the desktop.

    For some reason only 1 of the laptops now shows in the desktop network folder. The other 2 have vanished and cannot see the desktop either so no printing. I have tried running both Homegroups and using names & passwords but no difference. I also have a server on the network and that has vanished.

    I have checked the credentials and all passwords and names are correct.

    I have removed Avast anti-virus and have Windows firewall set to default settings running with Defender.

    Windows 10 is the latest version 1511 on all the PCs.

    Any ideas?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #2

    anparkinson said:
    Our home network has a desktop and 3 laptops. The 3 laptops all print through the network to the printer attached to the desktop.

    For some reason only 1 of the laptops now shows in the desktop network folder. The other 2 have vanished and cannot see the desktop either so no printing. I have tried running both Homegroups and using names & passwords but no difference. I also have a server on the network and that has vanished.

    I have checked the credentials and all passwords and names are correct.

    I have removed Avast anti-virus and have Windows firewall set to default settings running with Defender.

    Windows 10 is the latest version 1511 on all the PCs.

    Any ideas?
    I have the same problem. Disappearing computers on my network. Anyone have any suggestions?
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    Load regedit with admin rights and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters\ then double click on MaintainServerList and change the value from "Auto" to "No" and restart the computer, see if that helps, it helped me with the same issue.
      My Computer


 

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