I have a Windows 2003 Domain and just about all of my member PCs have a long delay after the Windows splash screen and the Cntrl-Alt-Delete screen (about 1-2min). I have Noticed that newly joined members do NOT have this problem and load right up. I don't have any startup scripts but I do have some logon scripts (which shouldn't be causing this). I have check to see if any of my PCs have DNS issues and can not find anything wrong and all of my PCs get their DNS from DHCP server. All of my clients are Windows XP: Pro. I have several group policies but no one computer processes more than 2 different group policies (one PC policy and one user policy). The newly joined PCs develop this issue over time but not within the first couple reboots of the PC after joining the domain. I have no errors in my logs to point me to a problem. Also I use a product called DeepFreeze but their tech support says it doesn't cause a problem with booting and I know I don't have any viruses/spyware.
Is there some kind of tool i can use to log what is going on between the splash screen and moment I get the logon screen? Or anything I can change to make these PCs (over 100) boot faster (already checked BIOS).