System hangs at "loading personal settings" if network enabled.


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Greg

I'm finding that when I log in, the system hangs at the "loading personal
settings" stage, but ONLY if I have my network connection enabled. If I log
in with the connection disabled, and then enable it, everything works fine.
I have tried both dynamic and fixed network address settings, to no avail.
Tried from a different user account as
well - same problem. Found a KB article about network shares and ALT-TAB - I
tried ALT-TAB but no dialog box appears, so that doesn't appear to be my
problem either.

It is a home PC, connected via an embedded Intel PRO/100 VE adaptor to a DSL
modem/router.

I've had this problem for a very long time, and I'm getting sick of it.

Windows XP SP2 with all updates.

Greg.
 
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Pegasus

Greg said:
I'm finding that when I log in, the system hangs at the "loading personal
settings" stage, but ONLY if I have my network connection enabled. If I
log in with the connection disabled, and then enable it, everything works
fine.
I have tried both dynamic and fixed network address settings, to no avail.
Tried from a different user account as
well - same problem. Found a KB article about network shares and ALT-TAB -
I tried ALT-TAB but no dialog box appears, so that doesn't appear to be my
problem either.

It is a home PC, connected via an embedded Intel PRO/100 VE adaptor to a
DSL modem/router.

I've had this problem for a very long time, and I'm getting sick of it.

Windows XP SP2 with all updates.

Greg.

The best way to deal with this problem is to use System Restore
***immediately*** when it happens rather than waiting for a
very long time before taking action.

You may be able to fix it by uninstalling all network components,
followed by a re-installation.
 
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Elmo

Greg said:
I'm finding that when I log in, the system hangs at the "loading personal
settings" stage, but ONLY if I have my network connection enabled. If I log
in with the connection disabled, and then enable it, everything works fine.
I have tried both dynamic and fixed network address settings, to no avail.
Tried from a different user account as
well - same problem. Found a KB article about network shares and ALT-TAB - I
tried ALT-TAB but no dialog box appears, so that doesn't appear to be my
problem either.

It is a home PC, connected via an embedded Intel PRO/100 VE adaptor to a DSL
modem/router.

I've had this problem for a very long time, and I'm getting sick of it.

Windows XP SP2 with all updates.

Greg.

Here's something to try: If you don't share printers and files with
other computers on a network, disable "Client for Microsoft Networks"
and "File and Printer Sharing". Also disable any NIC that isn't being used.
 
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Greg

Elmo said:
Here's something to try: If you don't share printers and files with other
computers on a network, disable "Client for Microsoft Networks" and "File
and Printer Sharing". Also disable any NIC that isn't being used.

Thanks, but none of that worked either.

Greg.
 

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