XP takes a long time to login, but only on first login after a reboot

Posted on 2006-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have seen other postings with this topic, but none of the solutions have helped thus far.  Here is the current problem:

I have a network with dozens of XP clients controlled by a Windows 2000 domain controller.  One client, and only one of them, takes 3-4 minutes to log in.  This is only the case after a reboot.  If I log off and log on as a new user without restarting it works fine.  I have tried to login using different usernames after the reboot and it is the same effect for each one, so I do not think it is profile related.  I have seen mention of DNS issues causing this problem, but I have followed all the advice along those lines and still the problem persists.  I have even installed the Profile Hive Cleanup utility.

Any other thoughts I may have missed?

Question by:mnmorency
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    Accepted Solution

    Attempt the following;

    1.  Verify that the Firewall Service is Stopped and DISABLED
    2.  Verify you can ping the DC my name and IP
    3.  View the Event Logs for events that mention a DC was not detected
    4.  Verify that your DNS settings are pointing to the correct INTERNAL DNS server
    5.  Consider installing the Support Tools and run the NetDiag utility to verify your network is configured correctly.

    Does this computer have any other applications installed that are differnt than the rest?

    Author Comment

    I will try those things (some I have already tried, but will make sure.)

    Nothing is different on this system than the others.

    I'll report back with any event viewer items of interest.


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