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We have a MS SBS 2000 server domain and several XP Pro workstations (SP3).
One of the laptops has a specific problem that it takes around 3 mins to logon once the user has entered his password at login screen.
I have tried a lot of things, mainly suspecting it being a DNS issue as this is the common problem.
Heres a summary of what I've tried so far!
-Defrag the Hard Drive
-Remove HP Credentials Manager software
-Cleanup unused services
-Run Bootvis to optimise bootup
-Clean up temp files
-Upgrade to XP SP3
-Reinstall both Network Cards with latest drivers
-Disable "Network location awareness" service
-Check HOSTS file
-Unplug LAN and enable WIFI, logon. Runs faster on WIFI!
-Startup machine with all USB devices removed
-Run antivirus and spyware scans
-Disable Sophos antivirus, check speed, re-enable
-Disable Windows firewall
-Run hijackthis and check for any suspect files