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NETLOGON ERROR Causing w32time errors Cannot find domain which results in the computer randomly freezing

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Everytime i reboot I get the following errors listed below.  The machine also freezes everyday at the same time I get these errors.   This is a Dell Vostro 220s with winxp sp3 on a server 2003 domain. Machine passes all hardware diagnostics with flying colors including burn in test of all components.


No Domain Controller is available for domain XXXXXX due to the following: There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request. Make sure that the computer is connected to the network and try again. If the problem persists, please contact your domain administrator.

The time provider NtpClient is configured to acquire time from one or more time sources, however none of the sources are currently accessible.  No attempt to contact a source will be made for 15 minutes. NtpClient has no source of accurate time.
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Seems like you are losing network communication during this time. Have you tried pinging the domain controller when this is happening?

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yes, the domain controller pings fine
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What the error states is that you can't connect to the domain controller either because of DNS or connection.

Make sure the client is only pointing to the DC for DNS there shouldn't be any external DNS servers in the TCP\IP properties.

I would remove station from domain, delete computer account from AD, then re-add station back to the domain

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In Event Viewer Under Application, i am also getting a Userenv Error

Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

and
AutoEnrollment errors every 20 minutes.  

Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b).  The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
  Enrollment will not be performed.


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Points to DNS issue or connection it all is connected.

Is this the only station?

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I am removing it from the domain and deleting the computer account name in ad then reporting back
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Make sure the TCP\IP settings for DNS is only pointing to domain controllers

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I agree with what dariusg last stated.

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DHCP assigns our dns to point to our Domain controller
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Are you still having issues?

Are you sure you are getting internal DNS servers could have a rouge DHCP server on network like a router
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