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I have a new windows 2003 server which for some reason when I boot up it does not get past applying computer settings. It hangs on this screen. I was booting up before without any problems. What can I do to fix this problem.
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by:sunray_2003
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Have you tried all the booting options and tried each of them

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/disaster_recovery_boot.htm

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HI,

Was anything installed? (Hardware/Software) I have seen on some machines while joining a domain it will hang on this screen upwards to 2 hours. But those are nodes. How long have you waited? I would also check the other boot options, SAFE MODE, last known good configuration, etc. Also reference this support page:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325375 

Let me know How it works out.

thanks
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by:seafrai
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The only change I made before rebooting was to add a new user to the domain. I tried unplugging the NIC cable also. I have not checked machine since. I will try the boot options above.
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Issue was with DNS settings.
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