I have one XP Pro 64 system that when it loads its hanging at Applying Settings.
After about 2 min it goes on and is fine.
In the past to resolve this, I would edit the LMHost file adding in the address of the DNS server.
After booting once with the LMHOST setup, it didnt require it again. But did stop the hang issues.
Please, anyone who knows how to setup a very basic LMHOST file that just points DNS to my DNS server 192.168.100.5
Where do I place the file once modified (I have found the LMHOST.sam file and understand the .sam must be removed to make it work.
Does the file need to be copied from Windows\System32\drivers\etc to another folder like just the System32 folder
I see all kinds of how to write them, but need this to be very easy, just to help the system to resolve as boot so stops hanging.