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Err Msg: No Network Provider Accepted the Given Network Path

This article was previously published under Q127933
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When you try to run an application, you may receive the following errormessage:
No network provider accepted the given network path.
This error message can occur when you run a program with a universalnaming convention (UNC) name when you are not logged on to the network,or if you are using the wrong frame type for the IPX protocol.
To resolve this issue, use the appropriate method:
  • Log on to the network using a valid user account. To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Save and close any open work on your computer.
    2. Click the Start button, then click Shut Down.
    3. In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, click the "Close all programs and log on as a different user" option button.
    4. Click the Yes button.
    5. When you are prompted, log on to the network with a valid user name and password.
  • Correct the Frame Type setting in the properties for the IPX protocol.
The error message stated above occurs only when you have multiple networksinstalled. The generic error message occurs because Windows 95 does notknow to which network the connection request should go.

For additional information, see the following article in the MicrosoftKnowledge Base:
141858 No Windows or Network Logon Dialog Box at Startup

Article ID: 127933 - Last Review: 11/15/2006 13:52:31 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Windows 95
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