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    slow start-up script xp

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    by systemcheck ·

    have an xp computer (virus free), durring boot up to domain (before log-in) is stuck for at least 20 min, using safe-mode it has no problem, xp repair did not fix problem. what am i missing?

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    • #3027375

      Clarifications

      by systemcheck ·

      In reply to slow start-up script xp

      Clarifications

    • #3027337

      safe mode

      by patb071 ·

      In reply to slow start-up script xp

      log in using safe mode and look in the event viewer. any issues? What was the last thing that changed before the issue occured? Hardware Problems?

      You may need to reinstall the os.

    • #3027312

      Here I would be looking at

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to slow start-up script xp

      Either a IP or DHCP error.

      If one of these is duplicated on the LAN this can cause this to happen. Also check GP or AD if you are using them for things that isolate the individual computers on the LAN.

      Col

      • #3027303

        Vote 1: OH Smeg

        by nexs ·

        In reply to Here I would be looking at

        I had seen this quite a number of times in the recent past, and it was an IP conflict issue. Turned out that one of our wireless routers was set accidentally as a domain controller and gave out IP addresses in the wireless range to the cabled machines as well. It happened only to the computers which had not been switched on for a period of time greater than the IP lease period.

        If your issue is not caused by a misdirected DHCP service then it may be solved by a simple “ipconfig /release” then “ipconfig /renew”.

        Best of luck.

    • #3027304

      couple of things

      by mr_m_sween ·

      In reply to slow start-up script xp

      check for an enabled service for Windows Search, I’ve noticed some very strange behavior on XP with that recently.

      You also mentioned that this machine was on a domain, it may be something odd in the handling of the Group Policies that are being pulled down. Especially if there are many computer based (rather than user based) individual GP objects. Easy check for this is to have the machine be moved to a GP free org unit and then restart.

      Also, how is it once it gets past that, does the CPU usage seem overly high or the Hard drive seem to have alot of failures? These could both show as extended boot times.

    • #3027255

      it could be as simple as

      by bodonnell11 ·

      In reply to slow start-up script xp

      how full is the hard drive you’re booting from? have you checked it for errors? how long is it since you’ve done a disk cleanup or defrag? It just might be as simple as that.

      • #3027243

        thank you

        by systemcheck ·

        In reply to it could be as simple as

        turns out is was an ip conflict, somebody set up a pc with manual config and didn’t place in the reserve dhcp.

        • #3027133

          Good to hear it’s all sorted (nt)

          by nexs ·

          In reply to thank you

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