I am just digging up all of the fun network issues lately. One of the ones I am having is that when Windows 7 is disconnected from a network drive, when it attempts to reconnect file explorer freezes, I can't shut it even using taskmgr and if I try to reset or shutdown my machine it hangs on "logging off" and I have to do a hard reset. I've found a couple of threads of people experiencing similar problems and it seems isolated to Win7 64bit. No real solutions, though I've heard rumors of changing your network to Home instead of Work, though I am pretty sure mine is already set to home (checking when I get out of work). Any other suggestions? Based on those threads and what I know this is because the file server is set to sever the network connection if idle for more than 5 minutes (I reduced from the default autodisconnect setting of 15 min). However, my wife's Vista laptop reconnects no problem, Win7 64 bit...just locks up if it sees that the connection was severed. I don't want to have to set it so that the connection never times out on idle (which also means leaving the server up 24/7, or at least 16/7 to account for up time all day long and down late at night). Its a low power server (less than 40w at idle), but it isn't THAT low power (that is still ~$50 a year in electric bill to run it 24/7). Thanks.