Windows Server 2008 - hangs on Apply Settings, safe mode is OK
Posted on 2010-09-22
Hi I have a Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server that has started to misbehave. After a reboot it fails to start in normal mode (hangs on 'Applying Settings'). If I leave it for a long long time then it will get to the login prompt but then hangs forever after that on Applying User Settings.
If I start it in Safe Mode with Network Support then it is fine.
I have removed it from the domain and removed McAfee anti-virus already. Neither has fixed the problem. If I check the event log then then I see the following errors:
7026 - spldr and wanarpv6 fail to load
10005 - DCOM gets error 1084 attempting to start service ShellHWDetection
I have disabled non-essential start up items with MSCONFIG.
Still no joy. Can anyone advise what I might do next. I don't want to have to reinstall the machine if at all possible.
Thanks - Andy