Windows 2000 DHCP Client causes Windows Explorer File->New to go "Not responding" in Task Manager
Posted on 2005-03-15
I have nailed this problem down to the Question Title description. A Windows 2000 SP4 (Dell Precision WS 360) PC on our network suddenly cannot create a new folder on any drive. In Windows Explorer, when he clicks on File->New the cursor turns into an hourglass and stays. In Task Manager/Applications it shows C:\ Not responding.
I can go into Administrative Tools/Services and Stop the DHCP Client and the problem goes away. I have removed and re-installed TCP/IP protocol and run Ad-Aware SE Pro (new defs) and Spybot S&D and used MSConfig.exe to confirm nothing else causes this but the DHCP Client. It is getting it's IP address from a local Windows NT DHCP server and no other client is having this problem. I am stumped. Any ideas out there? Thank you.