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Error 0x800704CF means “The network location cannot be reached” – something went wrong during an attempt at network or Internet access.
This is an error that usually prevents users from accessing the network PC to share files or perform other tasks. Users of Windows 7 and Windows 10 may notice the error. The same error may also occur in the Windows 10 user workgroup.
The Windows 0x800704CF Network error code may be difficult to determine, but after using some tips, this problem will be solved. Tips such as troubleshooting incorrect system configurations, connection problems or registry errors.
The first thing to do is to perform a “diagnosis” using the Windows Wizard – if the error message appears, click on “Diagnosis” and follow the instructions on the screen. The Windows system will try to understand why your network center is not working properly, and will also try to find the right solutions to your problems – these solutions should be applied automatically, or you can get some general advice on how to solve problems manually.
How to correct the error code 0x800704cf in your Windows
There are some methods that can help to correct the error in Windows, here are the methods that will work for you.
Uncheck Client for Microsoft Network
To resolve the 0x800704cff error on your system, simply disable the Client for Microsoft Network option. Which in many cases have solved the problem with the error code for many users. Let’s see how we do it.
Step 1: Right-click the network icon in the taskbar and click Open Network and Share Center. You can also search on your PC Open Network and Sharing Center.
Step 2: Once Windows is open, click Change Adapter Settings in the left pane.
Step 3: A new dialog box with all network connections should appear in front of you, right-click on your network adapter (Wi-Fi) and select Properties.
Step 4: The Properties dialog box appears. Now disable the first option that should be Client for Microsot Network and click OK.
Reset the TCP/IP stack
This method is not complicated, but effective.
To reset TCP/Ip should perform some work in the provoke control window. Make sure you open Immediate Order as a header to execute the orders listed below.
- Press Start and Command Prompt (Admin) with the right mouse button.
- Sort “ipconfig/flushdns” and press Enter. This clears the DNS cache.
- Currently, enter “nbtstat – RR” again before pressing Enter. This will update the netBIOS names.
- Then sort “netsh int ip reset” and enter to reset the IP settings.
- Finally, start the loading operation “netsh winsock reset” and press Enter to reset the Winsock catalog.
Run SFC Scan
Open the command prompt with administrator privileges. Click on the Start menu-> Search for the’cmd’, right-click on the command prompt, and select Run as administrator.
You must now type sfc /scannow and press Enter to execute the command.
This command scans the system files on your PC/laptop and corrects them automatically.
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