Windows 10: Computers suddenly missing on network

  1.    22 Jan 2016 #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 ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    22 Jan 2016 #2

    anparkinson said: View Post
    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 ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Professional
       23 Jan 2016 #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 ComputerSystem Spec


 

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