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SBS 2003 Taking Forever to Start Up

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I am running SBS 2003 and using it as DHCP, exchange and a domain controller. It is a farely powerful system with 2GB RAM and a 3.6GhZ CPU. It only has 3 client computers connected and after installing exchange and setting it all up I decided to do a reboot as exchange was playing up a bit. I haven't even got to the logon screen yet and it is at a screen saying "Applying computer settings", it has been on this screen now for about half an hour and I don't know if this should happen. I have tried restarting it again by using the button on the case as I thought it had simply hung, it is at that same screen again. Should it take a long time to start? Any ideas anyone?
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I had the same problem with a SBS server which had DHCP running, after a while I tracked it down to the dhcp service. If there is another machine on the detwork running dhcp (internet connection sharing on xp does this) it seemd to hang.
Id check all the machines on the network and make sure they do not have internet connection sharing setup and if not you could just bite the bullet and go for static ip address's, with only 3 machines its not much of a hassle!
as for getting the system booted, if you boot it up witout a network cable in it may boot up ok!

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Dave J
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