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Logon Problem in windows XP Pro. client

By mshimla ·
I have NT server,1PDC and 2BDCs, DHCP, around 40 client with OS windows 98 and XP professional. The problem is that on some uncertain day XP pro clients cannot logon to the server it only says "wait loading your personal profile" for hours but does not proceed.

This happens only with the 6 machines with XP PRO. 98 machines work fine.

The solution I have today is to remove (the patch cord) the machine from the network and reconnect.


I got some comments from 2 Tech republic members but the problem still persists. The link for the answers I got is :--
http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=107629

Can anybody help.....

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by quintar51 In reply to Logon Problem in windows ...

I suggest you take a look in the event viewer. Almost every time there's a problem logging in, or it takes a long time, a message will appear that will perhaps provide a vital clue.

Most likely you'll get userenv error 1000 in there. There are many causes of it. You can search the exact meaning for it at www.eventid.net.

good luck,

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by mshimla In reply to Logon Problem in windows ...

I have got the solution actually it was the problem of my proxy server (Wingate). Believe it or not but whenever the Wingate Proxy server stops responding all the XP Pro. clients also stop responding. I have checked and verified it for nearly 5 times.

So thanks to all of you for your great help.

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by Magetower In reply to Logon Problem in windows ...

This, by chance, correspond to the expiration time for the DHCP lease?

If the XP systems are losing contact with the DHCP server or are not correctly renewing the lease then they will revert to the default IP addressing XP uses internally and will quit 'talking' to the local network. When the next XP system stops working correctly log in with the local administrator account and do IPCONFIG /ALL from a command prompt and see if the IP address settings are correct for your network.

If it does not match then do IPCONFIG /RELEASE then IPCONFIG /RENEW to see if it picks up an address for the DHCP server.

The reason pulling the network cable seems to fix it may be because XP recognizes when the connection is dropped and will go through a connection reset when it senses the cable has been reconnected.

Let us know what you find out...

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