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Computer won't start after installing MioNet

Hi, I've installed my new MyBook 1Tb on one computer already, and it went without a hitch working perfectly. When it came to my laptop it seemed to install fine. i clicked the reboot button, along came the welcome screen, then the desktop screen (which remained blank... no desktop icons). 1 hour later it's still the same. Computer starts in safe mode but can't run MioNet. It will only start normally when I press F8 and select "Last known good config". After I uninstall MioNet the computer starts and shuts down perfectly. Both computers are fully updated with Windows XP.
Please help.

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  • brent578 Sep 04, 2008

    Laptop won't boot after installing mionet

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same problem only I am using Vista.
    I installed MioNet and now the computer boots to the desktop, I can run a few programs, but certain features of these programs will not work - msn messenger for example, just doesnt finish loading

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    same problem.. i am using vista.. installed mionet and the other software that comes with the WD external drive and now I cannot boot up all the way and can't even use Last Know Good Config. Also, cannot uninstall mionet in safe mode. How do i get mionet off?? Help! thx

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What type of Internet Security are you using?

1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Network Connections (In Vista, you must go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections)
2. Right-click on your Local Area Connection, and go to "Properties"

In the list of devices installed, if your Internet Security company has installed a Packet Filter on your computer, you should see listed within there something such as "Anti-Virus NDIS Filter" or "Firewall Filter" -- something with a "Filter" in it, or even just the name of your Internet Security's company.

To remove it, perform the following:

3. Select the Filter, then click the button below that says "Uninstall"
4. Restart your computer in Normal Windows Mode.

You may see the WinPK Filter Driver listed in this window; if you do, please do not remove it -- this is part of MioNet. However, the driver should only appear in this list under the Windows Vista operating system, not the Windows XP operating system.

Please let us know if this information has been useful.

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The issue you are experiencing is an error on our servers. Our next version of MioNet should prevent and resolve the issue, but in the meantime you must complete the following steps to regain remote access to your My Book World (blue rings):

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3. Register as a new user. You will need to specify a new username and E-Mail address.
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1. Uninstall MioNet from your other computers.
2. Install MioNet using the Western Digital installation disk or downloaded from MioNet from http://www.mionet.com/mbvista and launch the MioNet installer.
3. Register as a current user with your new account's information.

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To create a new MioNet account, please use the following instructions:

Part A. Reset MioNet/Anywhere Access

1. Please open your web browsers and enter (without the quotes) "http://<IP address of My Book World>" or "http://mybookworld" in the address bar. The Shared Storage Manager web page will appear. The username and password it requests will be the same as your MioNet username, and the original password used for MioNet (if you changed your password on our website, it does not update the My Book World).

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NOTE: You must use the installation disk or the link above to create your new account. Certain functionality related to the My Book World is related to the installer you use to register a new MioNet account. Failure to use the proper installer may result in the need to repeat this process.

3. Register as a new user. You will need to specify a new username and E-Mail address.
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Part C. Uninstall and Reinstall MioNet on your other computers

1. Uninstall MioNet from your other computers.
2. Install MioNet using the Western Digital installation disk or downloaded from MioNet from http://www.mionet.com/mbvista and launch the MioNet installer.
3. Register as a current user with your new account's information.

Please let us know what your new account name is and we will follow-up with additional information. We will also send you instructions on how to reset that account's password.

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