How to Fix Error Code 106 – System Troubleshooter


When you are trying to access data on a disk drive that is installed and shared on an older Windows 95 network, the error message for code 106 “Error 106 (NET::ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED): The Internet connection has been lost” might occur preventing you from accessing the data you need from the shared disk drive, but your router is working fine and the PC is up and running normally. Then you may start wondering how you can fix Error Code 106.

This error is a common issue experienced by many Windows 7 users. Generating as a result of Misconfigured, damaged or corrupted system files on your PC, this may not be a critical issue.

However, resolving this error is very important to keep any unexpected inconvenience at bay. The number “106” in this problem is technically the memory address or location where the instructions reside when this error was caused. And this error is essentially one of the error codes employed by Microsoft Windows and other software vendors/compatible driver.

Now let’s go through the whole repair process to fix Error Code 106. (Or you want to Fix Error Code 61?)


Before You Fix Error Code 106…

Before actually doing the repair, you can start the analysis by checking:

  • Are you using wired Internet connection?
  • Are you using Internet Explorer as the default browser? If so, what is the current version of it?
  • Do you have a third party antivirus software (security program) installed on your PC?
  • Did you find any changes to your PC prior to this issue?

A Few Steps to Fix Error Code 106

This could be the perfect choice for users of all ages. Only three steps to take out the errors:

1. Install the safe Registry repair tool by clicking the green download button on the page.

(Both the file and the program folder after installation are small-sized.)

2. Run the tool, and click the Start Scan Now button to find all the existing issues on your system.


(This is to quickly detect what problems you’re having and where they are. A list will be displayed, on which you can select those you want to fix.)

3. Hit the Fix All button to fix Error Code 61 and other detected problems.

(Repair all the found issues with only one click. )

How You Can Fix Error Code 106


Windows Error Code 106 is closely related to the older Windows networked machines that run Windows 95. These types of networks do exist in great numbers, though they are older. And this error is considered an annoyance to computer users. The are not only one reason that can cause this error, and they have been acknowledged by Microsoft as a known issue.

You can try the following steps to Fix Error Code 106:

Method One:

1. Click the Start button (Windows logo) in the lower-left corner (If you are using Windows 8, please right-click on the Start button, and select “Restart”).

2. Click on “Shutdown” and select “Restart”.

3. Give ample time for your PC to restart and successfully connect to the network.

4. Then you can try again to access the information that is stored on the said disk drive.

After doing this simple reboot procedure, you may be able to access the remove disk drive. Yet if the problem persists, try these steps to fix Error Code 106:

1. Locate the System Management Software Compact Disk.

2. Copy the file named “Getdisk.ex” and right-click on the icon to rename it as “Get disk.exe”.

3. Copy the file you just created and paste it to the directory: Sms\Site.srv\\Client.src\X86.bin, which is on the computer that is running SMS (Short Message Service).


Method Three

You can help fix Error Code 106 along with some other system errors, and improve the performance of your PC by making sure that your hard disk has no issues.

1. Open Computer/This PC by clicking the Start button (Windows logo in the lower-left corner), and then clicking “Computer/This PC”.

2. Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check, and then select “Properties“.

3. Select the Tools tab, under Error-checking, click “Check Now”. (You will be prompted for an administrator password or confirmation if you didn’t log in as the Administrator. Simply type the required password or provide confirmation.)

To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan detects, select “Automatically fix file system errors”, or the disk check will just report issues without fixing them.

Note: If you select Automatically fix file system errors for a disk that is in use (for example, the partition that contains Windows), you’ll be prompted to reschedule the disk check for the next time you restart your PC.

To perform a thorough disk check, select “Scan” for and attempt recovery of faulty sectors. This scan will try to find and repair physical errors on the hard disk itself, performing the actions to fix Error Code 106, and it could take much longer to finish.

To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both “Automatically fix file system errors” and “Scan” for and attempt recovery of faulty sectors.

4. Click Start.

Depending on the size of your hard disk, this may take a couple of minutes or more to fix Error Code 106 and all the existing problems. For best results, do not make your computer work for any other tasks while the disk check is in process.

Method Three:


1.Run the network troubleshooter and check if it can fix Error Code 106. Refer to the article: Using the Network troubleshooter on Windows 7 to do the same.

2. If the problem persists, refer to the article: Wired and wireless network connection problems on Windows, and see if it works.

The problem shall be resolved this way.

If for some unknown reasons the problem still shows up, you may need to replace the physical disk drive or inspect it in case of any hardware problem or bad disk. Microsoft does not provide the support for resolving this kind of problems any longer, but you may be able to get some extra information from the manufacturer of the disk drive. A replacement of the disk drive could be the simplest approach to quickly fix Error Code 106.


Jaina Windows Certified Expert

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