Author Topic: "A connection could not be established. Reason unknown."  (Read 6994 times)

BenMcLean

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"A connection could not be established. Reason unknown."
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:01:51 PM »
First of all, what kind of programmer would, in production code, include an error message like, "A connection could not be established. Reason unknown."!? Surely not a competent professional. I can't think of any valid excuse for that. There must be a reason, like a timeout or whatever, but the message just says "Reason unknown." Real helpful.

Anyway, my hard drive crashed yesterday. The boot configuration data on my Windows 8 laptop's hdd seems to be corrupt and there doesn't seem to be any way to fix it. I've ordered a new hard drive, but before I switch it out, I want to back up my files over the network to my Windows 7 desktop computer using Teamviewer's remote file transfer. So I get ubuntu live running on a USB stick and fiddled with it until I got persistence working, WINE installed and the Windows Teamviewer running on Ubuntu. The Linux version of teamviewer won't log in, but the Windows version will. I can see my Windows 7 computer in the list, but when I try to initiate a connection to it in Teamviewer, I get this incredibly stupid and unprofessional "A connection could not be established. Reason unknown." error message and no next steps. What the hell? Anyone?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2014, 12:03:37 PM by BenMcLean »

matt

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Re: "A connection could not be established. Reason unknown."
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 03:23:46 PM »
This is a user run site, started presumably due to the lack of official support channels.
Above these posts is a link to the official facebook page, and a link to lodge an official support ticket.

Try those options.

I'm guessing, no backup huh?