SBS 2003 HANGS AT APPLYING COMPUTER SETTINGS
Posted on 2007-09-29
we have a sbs2003 server that until recently worked fine. we have had a Sharp copier installed on this machine via tcp/ip. recently, we upgraded to a new Sharp copier. i removed the old 'printer' from the server, then installed the new one using the cd provided by sharp. after installation, i'm prompted for a reboot - that's when we received the blue screen of death. i wasn't present to record the error msg. so, we turn off/on the server - and the blue screen is gone.. but, i received a message "rebuilding active directory indices", then the logon process moves onto "preparing network connections", then finally "applying computer settings", where it hangs for several hours. have already completely uninstalled the printer from server, same result ; disconnected copier, even erased ip address, from copier setup. same result. when server does boot up, nothing works properly (ie: the fax console locks up upon opening. the etrust backup locks up, etc., yesterday even the start menu locked up on me) but users *are* able to connect to network programs and access internet, even while server hangs at "applying computer settings". event log reveals the following errors: event 40961 - source lsasrv - "security system could not est. a secured connection w/ server DNS/xxx.xxxxx.local. no authentication protocol was available." ; event id 48 - source nntpsvc "Virtual server cannot boot c:\inetpub\nntpfile\group.1st.bak is corrupt" ; event id 1168, event id 1003 - source system error. booting into safe mode is successful, however, when booting into safe w/ networking, the computer hangs at "preparing network connections" (whereas during normal bootup, it goes right by prep network connections, and hangs at applying comp settings..??)
please let me know if more info is needed. thanks in advance!