I have one XP computer that is part of a Server 2003 network that uses active directory / domain. 24 out of 25 computers boot up fine but I have one that is for some reason booting very slow and takes around 2 minutes to get past the preparing network connections screen before the user attempts to log in. The user can login after preparing network connection finishes.
Computer is set on DHCP and DNS Is also obtained automatically.
Things I have went through after reading past replies / answers to similar posts:
-Confirm that DNS was not set to ISP dns. (I've also entered the server dns but it does not make a difference)
- Removed computer from server via server management console, renamed computer, added computer back to server via servername/connectcomputer
- Desktop only has one network card
- I have bypassed the switch in the office and plugged directly into wall jack.
- Removed shared folders
- IPCONFIG / FLUSHDNS
The network settings are all the same to to the other two computers on the network that are identical to this one hardware wise. Once I get logged in, everything works great it is just the slow bootup process.
If I look at the event log I do have DCOM errors but I do not think that pertains to this error as the date was from a few days ago not when I have been working with this slow bootup. Here is that event error message just incase it would help.
The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE SID (S-1-5-20). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp