Applying personal settings takes too long when i log on windows xp


M

Mohamed

I have a network of PCs that log on Windows server 2003 with no problem
except for one laptop that takes too long to log on in the "Applying personal
settings" stage. I searched through the Net for a solution and I tried many
things with no success (Microsoft suggested installing SP3 which I did, and
also updated NIC driver, tried to log on using a different user) but it's the
same.

I get userenv error that the computer cannot find the domain controller, and
also a netlogon error that: No Domain Controller is available

can anyone help?
 
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T

Twayne

I would check the System applet in the control panel of that laptop.
Change Settings link, Computer Name tab, Change button, 'Domain'
dotted instead of 'Workgroup'.

Well ... if it's a member of a domain?
 
T

Twayne

I have a network of PCs that log on Windows server 2003 with no
problem except for one laptop that takes too long to log on in the
"Applying personal settings" stage. I searched through the Net for a
solution and I tried many things with no success (Microsoft suggested
installing SP3 which I did, and also updated NIC driver, tried to log
on using a different user) but it's the same.

I get userenv error that the computer cannot find the domain
controller, and also a netlogon error that: No Domain Controller is
available

can anyone help?

How long is "too long"? And is it identical to the other machines in
hardware and software including all revisions? How are yu making the
comparisons?
 
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T

Twayne

It takes around 2-3 minutes while other machines take seconds to log

I repeat:
And is it identical to the other machines in
hardware and software including all revisions? How are yu making the
comparisons?
I'm trying to find out if there SHOULD be any correlation between the
machines. You failed to answer all the questions.
A more useful measurement, BTW, is the length of time from the
completion of the POST (self tests) to the appearance of the desktop
icons. That's the actual boot time.
Then there is more time taken while the contents of the System Tray
are started and applied; that is not what you're interested in here.
Various machines will spend different amounts of time during the 5
phases of booting up, even when they are identical hardware with
identical software installed. All it takes to change it is to have
installed the software in a different sequence and the time slots may
shift around.
A boot time of 4 minutes isn't terrible in most cases and 5 minutes
is questionable but begs to know what is loaded for software and what is
being loaded as it boots.
Since you ignored most of the questions there is little else to be
said.
 
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