Windows users especially Windows 7 and 10 users may get error code 0x800704cf every time they try to access the network PC. For Windows 10 users, the same error occurs with Workgroup.
To be exact, the error could be: “Error code: 0x800704cf. The network location is not accessible ”.
The error can be irritating as it prevents you from accessing the network PC to share files or perform any other task.
Repair error 0x800704cf
Method 1: Uncheck “Client for Microsoft Networks”
Step 1 : Right-click the network icon on the taskbar and click the open the network and sharing center. Alternatively, you can even find it on your PC.
2nd step : Once Windows opens, click Change adapter settings in the left pane.
Step 3 : A new dialog box should appear in front of you with all network connections, right click on your network adapter (Wi-Fi) and select Properties.
Step 4: The Properties dialog box appears. Now uncheck the very first option which should be Client for Microsoft Networks and click OK.
After all the steps are done, go and check if you are still getting error code 0x800704cf or not.
Method 2: Reset TCP / IP
To reset TCP / Ip, you will need to run a few commands in the command prompt window. Make sure to open Command Prompt as administrator to run the commands mentioned below.
- Right click on Start and click on Command Prompt (admin)
- Type ” ipconfig / flushdns And press Enter. This will clear the DNS cache.
- Write again ” nbtstat -RRR Before pressing Enter. This will refresh the netBIOS names.
- Then type ” netsh int ip reset And Enter to reset the IP settings.
- Finally, run the command ” netsh winsock reset And press Enter to reset the winsock catalog.
After having executed the 4 commands correctly, restart your PC. This should correct the error code 0x800704cf if TCP / Ip is found to be a problem.
Method 3: Use SFC Scan
SFC is used to repair corrupted system files. Missing system files can also be replaced automatically by this command.
- Press Windows key> type cmd to search for Command Prompt.
- Right click on Command Prompt
- Click Run as administrator.
- In the Command Prompt window, type sfc / scannow
- Press Enter to run the command.
Method 4: Uninstall the network adapters
- Search for “Device Manager” on your PC.
- Click on the displayed result to open it.
- Click on Show and select “Show hidden devices”.
- Click on the network adapter to display a list of adapters on your PC.
- Uninstall them one by one.
- Then click on Action and select: search for hardware changes.
That’s it, you’re done with this method of uninstalling and installing network adapters. You should most likely have fixed the error 0x800704cf on your system.
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