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I need step by step help. I have bought a new HP pavilion a656x with XP pro. I also just loaded a win2k server with clean install. I have one win2k pro and have no problems with logins. Xp pro very slow to login... I have spent hours reading and trying everything that people have been saying but just wasting my time... I need professional help and some computer help too. :)

Is there any one out there that will walk me through setup, if I need to setup DNS, Wins or AD please give me step by step.

My server is called www.testserver.com and the address is 192.168.50.253.

First the server setup

Then XP pro setup using static ip address 192.168.xx.6.

I hope this is enough info to get started...


PLEASE ONLY PROFESSIONALS REPLY.
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Slow Win XP on Network

The FIRST thing to check Is the PC has Valid DNS server in its Connection Properties (Under TCP/IP) and the correct DNS suffix. You might want to try Adding Your Domain Controllers IP address in as the secondary DNS server.

*****Slow Network Operation*****

Ensure You have Service Pack 1 Which fixed a bug for slow network browsing see
http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2003/0424micropulls.html

By default Windows XP searches for Network Shares and Printers to disable this follow this advice
http://is-it-true.org/nt/xp/atips/atips23.shtml

If your connecting to a W2K Server it will autodiconnect Idle LAN connections after 15 Mins to disable this follow this for advice
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/194/

The problem might be n the local machine Speed up XP by disabling indexing
http://www.activewin.com/winxp/tips/basic/21.shtml

Slow copying Files from XP in a Domain Environment? See
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321169

Slow Network Performance Occurs If You Copy Files to a Windows 2000 Domain Controller
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321098

XP : speedup access to network shares:
http://is-it-true.org/nt/xp/atips/atips14.shtml

Correcting System Hang at Startup

If your system hangs about 2 or 3 minutes at startup, where you can't access the Start button or the Taskbar, it may be due to one specific service (Background Intelligent Transfer) running in the background.

1. Click on Start/Run, type 'msconfig', then click 'OK'.
2. Go to the 'Services' tab, find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer' service, disable it, apply the changes & reboot.

The Windows XP Welcome screen appears to hang during 'loading your personal settings
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBN/tip6700/rh6737.htm

How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310353

Slow logon to domain in XP Pro
http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/performance/index.cgi?answer=1036283899&id=1036282433


Fast Boot / Fast Resume Design
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hwdev/platform/performance/fastboot/default.mspx
BootVis.exe Tool
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hwdev/platform/performance/fastboot/bootvis.mspx

Is the machine slow logging into the a Domain? See
http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/performance/index.cgi?answer=1036283899&id=1036282433
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Make sure your server with DNS running is listed as DNS #1 in the TCP/IP settings and also see Microsoft article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=810907

This fix has corrected the problems you discuss on more than a few machines.

These are quick fixes, the ones listed above are also great resources.
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ThanQ
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by:Grzegorz_Nowak
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Why the broken links???

Is the machine slow logging into the a Domain? See
http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/performance/index.cgi?answer=1036283899&id=1036282433

And

Is the machine slow logging into the a Domain? See
http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/performance/index.cgi?answer=1036283899&id=1036282433
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