Solved

vista ultimate hang at please wait screen after joining sbs 2008 domain

Posted on 2009-06-30
5
927 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I run a sbs 2008 domain. All my xp boxes work just how they should. I have 3 vista ultimate boxes that for nothing will join the domain correctly. I have tried the network id, http://connect, joining the domain like you would xp, recreate dns and computer in ad. All it does it wait at the "Please Wait" screen.
0
Comment
Question by:Macky4546
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Pete_Zed
ID: 24751503
0
 

Author Comment

by:Macky4546
ID: 24756676
yes i have.. I have no norton on the machine.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:gstyling
ID: 24820257
You are in luck today!!! Maybe.

I had this exact problem which niggled at me for weeks. 4 vista machines and 4 XP machines on a SBS08 network.

It was only the Vista machines that would be affected with an indefinite hang on the Please wait screen when booting up. Much like yourself I tried absolutely everything to no avail.... Until...

I identified through my event logs that the Norton Anti-virus minifilter was causing the hang. To test it I uninstalled that version of Norton and presto... Vista now boots everytime.

I hope for you that this is the problem as this annoyed me for weeks! You may need to uninstall Norton or work out a way to turn off the minifilter. I had another version that I could install so didnt investigate switching the minifilter off.

Please let me know how you go.

Cheers
Gavin
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:gstyling
ID: 24820274
What antivirus do you have? As I have read that not only Norton causes this problem. Also, check what programs are being loaded at boot up in your Vista Side bar.

I would also suggest checking your SYSTEM event logs very carefully and identify the exact log before you force quit after a hang.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Macky4546 earned 0 total points
ID: 24908396
none of these solutions work.. going back to xp.
0

Featured Post

Scale it in WD Gold

With up to ten times the workload capacity of desktop drives, WD Gold hard drives employ advanced technology to deliver among the best in reliability, capacity, power efficiency and performance.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Written by Glen Knight (demazter) as part of a series of how-to articles. Introduction One of the biggest consumers of disk space with Small Business Server 2008(SBS) is Windows Server Update Services, more affectionately known as WSUS. For t…
This guide is intended to provide step by step instructions on how to migrate from Small Business Server 2003 to Small Business Server 2011. NOTE: This guide has been written using the preview version of SBS2011 therefore some of the screens may …
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now