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OS X Leopard :: Connection Failed - Server May Not Exist Or Non Operational


Connection failed: the server may not exist or is not operational. Check the server name. Is there any way to turn this message off. I get it every time I start up my computer. It usually takes about 2 minutes for this to come up and nothing will function until it shows up. I am networked with two other computers that are usually turned off. i was wondering if it was trying to connect to them.

Information:
G-5 Intel 2x2.8 Ghz
Intel I-Mac G-5 2.0 gz 2 GB memory
Mac OS X (10.5.4)
2 GB ram


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