Dell OptiPlex GX110, P-III, 512MB RAM, CD-R, WinXP Pro, NIC
Client reports and I witnessed first hand - PC boots - very, very slowly (~5-7 minutes) - Windows Desktop begins to appear - before much of anything else loads - Message window appears and says (approximately:) "Must restart now - Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service Terminated Unexpectedly." The PC then slowly re-boots and does the same thing over again.
Client reports that this occurred directly after installing Google Desktop Search tool. Also reports he installed the same Google software on a home PC - and the home PC is also getting RPC related errors.
Actions Taken to Date:
Booted into Safe Mode - it took almost as long to boot into Safe Mode (~5 Minutes) as it did to do an ordinary boot! I never have seen this before!?!?! (Tried this multiple times.) SAME ERROR comes up in Safe Mode - obviously the issue is on a pretty fundamental level.
Obtained a WinXP Pro (Upgrade) disk - attempted to get to Recovery Mode - but stops after password at C: prompt. Somehow I recall Recovery mode replacing files, etc - without C: prompt involvement - no?
Has anyone seen this before - and more importantly - what suggestions do you have for repair?
Thanks in Advance,