Can't get past 'applying computer settings'.
Posted on 2004-03-31
System: W2K3 server (DC), Exch2K3, 2xXP clients on network.
After a network (hardware) problem, which involved removing then re-installing drivers, the server won't get past 'applying computer settings'. I've waited upwards of 30 minutes before rebooting. Have run chkdsk from the recovery console (found and fixed a couple of errors) and even tried an in-place upgrade (i.e. repair) of the W2K3 installation. but the problem persists. Somewhere in the middle of all this, purely coincidentally, one of the XP workstations had its hard disk fail and is now off the network.
I don't have an emergency repair diskette but I do have recentish back-ups on tape and DVD/RW.