Windows XL Pro hangs on domain login after installing XP SP2

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2008-03-17

When I try an log into a domain account on a Dell Inspiron laptop the system hangs at the point I enter the userid password and domain name. I can successfully log in as the local administrator.  I can even logout once I'm on as the local admistrator then log in to a domain ID but I cannot login directly at startup using a domain ID,

This behaviour started after installing XP SP2.  Ihave disabled the windows firewall and zone alarm. The same behaviour occurs in Safe Mode. I can see nothing in the Event Logs that provides a clue as to what is hanging on startup. If I log on as the domain administrator I get a little farther. It shows a blank desktop (no icons or taskbar) then hangs (I can actually bring up task manager but that is all and there appears to be no activity).  

We are running Windows 2003 Server and Active Directory.  

Any ideas?
Question by:lfgreen
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    check your dns settings and verify your internal dns server is specified as the primary dns server... if it is... try running ipconfig /flushdns from the command prompt... it sounds like it's having trouble locating the domain controller which is more than likely a dns issue...
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    You might also want to remove it from the domain, delete the computer account and join back up.

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