If you are working on a network and try to connect your computer to a shared resource or server that is experiencing heavy network traffic or requests you may get this error message. The network has too much traffic at the current time to complete your request.
Resolving network errors is not something that the average end user should try to do. Networks can be very complicated and if you are not familiar with the topology, infrastructure and configuration of a network, you will really be in no position to fix Windows error code 54.
Even though you may not be the person that has to fix this network issue, you should take some very basic steps as an end user to provide good information to your IT department in regard to the error message. Here are some things you should do to be an asset to the IT department to get network issues resolved.
By taking these steps and reporting them to the IT department you will be taking the kinds of proactive steps, as an end user, that will make it easier for the IT staff to diagnose and resolve the network issue. Sometimes network errors, like error 54 will simply resolve without any intervention, but you should be prepared to offer the data you have collected to assist the IT department.
TipFor more information, please see: How to fix Network error #54