PC Pro podcast 27

This week we reveal why Nvidia could be about to bring 3G gaming – and much more – to mid-range laptops for the first time. Are computers a necessity for today’s schoolchildren? The team air their views. Plus we discuss why the credit crunch won’t be as bad as the dotcom disaster, Acer’s march to the top of the PC hill, and Darien nominates the hot hardware of the week.

Clearing saved network username and passwords

Ever mapped a network drive and it works fine, and then go back another day and it says

"Windows cannot access \\server\share"

Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose"

..and under details it says "Error code: 0x80070005 Access is denied."

Here is how to check (and remove or amend) the stored network passwords (works on Xp and Vista)

Start > Run

Type in:

rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr

This then brings up an application built in to Windows that lists all of the stored User Names and Password.


Follow-up – removing a current share (where it says it is shared, but no drive letter appears)

On the off-chance that this doesnt sort out the problem, another (even better way) is:

Start > Run

cmd (and then press Enter)

type in "net use" (and then press Enter)

This will list all of the mapped network shares. In my case, this listed my share I was having a problem with but with no drive letter.

To delete a share simply type in the following to your command window:

net use \\server\share /DELETE

this then removes the current mapping to the share, so that you can re-map it with the correct credentials.

Really sorted!