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Login prompt takes long to come up

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
This is a problem that has always stumped me for years.  I always run into one or two computers on the network that just take forever to display the log-in prompt.  Yet these computers have the exact same hardware as any other machine on the network.  Re-imaging always seems to fix this problem, but this is not always a good solution.  I know it must be something software based since a re-image always seems to fix it.  

What steps can I do to make this prompt display quicker?  These machines always seem to be on a screen that says "applying network settings" or "preparing connections" Or something along those lines.  Yet I don't see the hard drive light or network lights doing much.  There must be a trick or a fix to this can somebody help me?

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