Corrupt XP Hardware Profile
Posted on 2006-03-23
I have a users laptop-Dell c610 which is reported as running slow. Upon looking into this it appears to take approx. 3 min to load the "User Setting" once logged into the domain: CTRL+ALT+DEL, enter the credentials, select the domain <enter>. After long delay which shows no desktop, just the M$ blue with a mouse pointer, the wave file will sound and the desktop will begin to load.
There are (or at least were until I deleted one) multiple (2) profiles on the laptop: Docked | Undocked. One thing I noticed is it wa not prompting to choose the preferred profile before loading the OS.
Someone suggested deleting the profile (DID), at least the one that was not curret and the PC would create a new one and boot fine? Did not work, still a delay.
Question is when is the profile created and | loaded? Also, Does this delay constitute as a corrupt profile? I am not sue about the loading and do not know of this would cause the delay.
This is on a captain's laptop and do NOT want to have to REBUILD.