Running a Novell network, Windows 2000 OS: One laptop has certain areas of the Network that are basically non-browsable. The majority of areas are fine, as well as applications that are running off the network.
One example is a certain mapping that all computers have, is a mapping of "Transfer Drives", which displays various shares on different servers across the province. This mapping displays all the folders -instantly- on any other computer in the network. This laptop takes a good 15-20 seconds to display the first folder, then in what would seem to be a very consistent manner, it displays the next folder, then the next..one by one in about 10 second intervals. With many folders in this mapping, it basically never completes displaying them all. There are other areas of the network that behave this same way, where others are perfect. I don't think that the problem could be hardware related or a bad connection to a specific server as all other computers have no problem, and even this laptop has no problem after a fresh image has been dumped onto it.
Unfortunately I need a solution aside from imaging it, I have tried all standard procedures of removing and reinstalling clients, services, protocols etc..
I have also tried disabling services one by one to try and match a known working PC, as this computer definately has a lot of added software outside of the standard image, including applications such as Apache webserver, Oracle and Microsoft SQL server so I don't doubt that the problem has been caused by something he has installed (darn local admin users!) but would really like to try and find the fix.
I found something that looked extremely promising on the MSKB but they don't provide the download. Here is the link - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;328370
Any thoughts apreciated, especially if there are any ideas where I can get that fix suggested in that Microsoft article