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I have a Windows XP PC that will not load the personal settings.

Basically it says "loading personal settings" for hours and hangs.

If I unplug the NIC cable then it's fine, obviously it doesn't load the roaming profile. I can then plug the cable back in and then browse the network, get on the internet etc etc.

I tried adding verbosestatus =1 to the registry but it doesn't get past "loading your personal settings"

Any ideas

is there a way to 'repair' the profile on the windows 2000 server?
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by:and235100
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You could backup the user's data and settings with USMT (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=799ab28c-691b-4b36-b7ad-6c604be4c595&DisplayLang=en) then delete and re-create the user.

This normally is the quickest solution.



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by:abenbow
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that link appears to be if I  format the PC?

isn't the problem with the profile stored on the server not the local computer?
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by:abenbow
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I've seleted the profile locally and it has made no difference.

I am going to delete the profile on the server (after moving the files first)
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The problem could be either the local or roaming profile.

I was referring to backing up the roaming profile with usmt - then recreating it in AD...
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by:alembic5
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Is this problem only with one profile? Have you tried logging on with a different profile to see if it loads correctly? I only ask because I have seen long delays at the Loading your personal settings prompt if the internal DNS is not configured properly as well.
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by:abenbow
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I have deleted the profile and recreated the account then copied the files back

thanks
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by:and235100
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abenbow - did you actually resolve the problem?

If so - please award points as you see fit.

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by:abenbow
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I answered this myself as per my last comment
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You answer:
"I have deleted the profile and recreated the account then copied the files back"

Is the same as my comment:
"You could backup the user's data and settings with USMT (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=799ab28c-691b-4b36-b7ad-6c604be4c595&DisplayLang=en) then delete and re-create the user."

Hence the suggestion to accept my comment as the answer.

You should really have accepted my comment as the answer - what is the difference between these?
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