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William Lamoreaux

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Before Microsoft upgraded my computers to windows 10 they can see other sometimes, other times you try and connect by name, ip etc. and it gives messages that it cannot find the computer or device.  This is strange since we still have a windows xp and windows 7 running on the home network and they are working fine.  

Another issue is the maxtor2 ethernet storage drive no longer shows up in the networking list as before.  If I reboot it and connect by IP it will open up.  You can map a drive and it works for awhile and then stops being seen.  

Microsoft has ruined my home network and I am ready just to wipe the drives and reload clean copies of windows 7 professional and let 10 go somewhere else.   Worst networking situation I have ever heard about and it is just not my computers.   Other users are have trouble with sporadic networking.  

Any suggestions before I wipe the drives.  

thanks ahead.  Dean
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Sounds like maybe a NIC driver issue.

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You didn't say if your Win 10 PCs were Home or Professional. Home versions of Windows weren't designed, to join a network.
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William Lamoreaux

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Well before the messages to upgrade to windows 10 for FREE,   came up constantly on each computer they were all professional windows 7 or xp. 

As I said they all worked fine.

I thought the package that Microsoft downloaded was a net workable but if not I am going to sue them for screwing my system totally.  

I was reading the win10 does not see all external drives if they are older that a certain date.   However it will connect to it by ip address from time to time.  It never shows up in the list under network with the list of the other computers.  

The 4 other computers,  2 are wireless pad and laptop,  always are listed but once again for some reason when you click on them it says it cannot find the listed computer even though it did not more than and hour ago.

If I have to reload all my computers it will take a lot of time.
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When I upgraded to Windows 10, I upgraded the firmware on my router and wireless access point. After that had no networking issues. If you have older networking devices, that may be your issue as well. Anytime you upgrade anything to a newer version, you have to make sure any older networking equipment you have also works with the new version. A friend of mine had to upgrade his wireless access point, which was old and needing to be replaced anyway, and he had no issues afterward.

I prefer Windows 10 to Windows XP or Windows 7, so I'm happy with my upgrade.

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Well before the messages to upgrade to windows 10 for FREE,   came up constantly on each computer they were all professional windows 7 or xp.


XP wouldn't have mattered since there were no free Win 10 upgrades offered, for it.  Although it probably has nothing to do with your problem, it would have been better to have accepted the free upgrade after a fresh install of the previous OS were done.  That prevents malware from following.

Dennis's idea about upgrading the router might me a good idea. I never thought of it, myself.  On the networking topic, I wonder if static IPs might help.
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William Lamoreaux

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This may be a question for a networking specialist.

I updated the router and let windows 10 perform any repair it attempted. 

I rebooted the Maxtor2 ethernet drive and could then could connect to it with IP address. 

It remained showing in the list under networks and could I could click on it and re-connect to the drive with no problem! 

I thought the issue of the unstable network was solved.  

A couple of hours later I attempted to reconnect and it went back to the same message on the screen:  attempt to connect and then the message that the drive name or IP could not be located.  

It just makes no sense that it can connect just after rebooting the external drive but then losses it after a few hours.  

Have any networkers seen and issue like this occur.   Very strange. 

Thanks ahead. 
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Is the Maxtor drive connected directly to the router or a switch after the router?  The pdf says to run a setup CD.  Did you run it on one of the Win 10 machines?  Have you tried a static IP?
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Next thing to check is whether any Maxtor/Seagate management software needs to be updated. I have a Western Digital external network drive and I needed to update the My Cloud software that is used to manage the external drive. I also updated the firmware on the external drive as well. If you do a Google search on your issue, Seagate, who own Maxtor, says that other issues might be, on top of upgrading the management software, are found at this link:

http://windowsreport.com/seagat-hard-drive-windows-10/

You'd have to look at the specific Maxtor model you have and see if there are any issues that relate to what you are using. But I'd update the management software and the drive firmware if available first before doing anything else.

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I had this issue too. I chose to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for my computer and my wife's. Mine has never had an issue, her's has had all kinds of problems, especially with the network. I upgraded the router IOS and replaced the very old NAS (which was working fine). These fixed her networking issues, but not the other weird things we would see that always happened after MS applied an update. I wiped her hard drive and replaced it with Win10 Pro as I am running and that fixed everything.
However, I also believe it is complete crap that we had to do all of this to have a stable network/system again.
I've never had to do anything like this on my CentOS network.

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