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Microsoft KB Archive/256084

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PSS ID Number: 256084

Article Last Modified on 10/16/2002

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

This article was previously published under Q256084

If this article does not describe your hardware-related issue, please see the following Microsoft Web site to view more articles about hardware:


If you disconnect and then reconnect a Universal Serial Bus (USB) network adapter on a host computer, client computers may not be able to gain access to shared folders on that host.


This issue can occur if the network adapter is stopped and started too quickly.

NOTE: The Vserver.vxd file tries to register a NetBIOS name when the name is being deleted. The ADDNAME NCB does not work because the name still exists in the name table.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date       Time     Version     Size      File name     Platform
   03/09/00   5:57pm   4.10.2223   112,912   Vserver.vxd   Win98 SE

This fix forces Vserver to wait for the Add name process to complete before it continues.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows 98 Second Edition.


For example, if you are using the Intel USB Anypoint Phoneline home Network for peer-to-peer networking and you unplug the USB network adapter from the computer, and then plug it in again, the computer is no longer accessible for file sharing on the network. You can ping the friendly name or IP address. Restart the computer to reset the shared folder.

For additional information about Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition hotfixes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

206071 General Information About Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition Hotfixes

Additional query words: HWNICTS HWUSB HWPCMCIA

Keywords: kbbug kbHardware kbnetwork kbQFE KB256084
Technology: kbWin98SE kbWin98SEsearch