How to force fstab to work?

I have to shutdown every time I’m finished atm because of the cec problem. My network share is mounted via fstab and it only works approx 1/10th of the time. I just had to reboot about 12 times before it worked. Why does this happen and how can I fix it? Is there anything I can do once it’s up to retry other than just rebooting

Debug logs might help find/resolve this issue.

Suggest to try autofs instead of fstab.

Is your network storage really accessible via network when you turn your HTPC on?

Thanks keep meaning to try this