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My PC still thinks its a domain memeber

What is configured on an XP machine when its joined to a domain. We have a PC (Xp) that is now needed to be completely offline. But now the network cable is pulled it takes up to 30 mins to get to the interactive login. What would need configuring/switching off on the XP machine to speed this up, and what needs configuring/switching off so the machine knows now its only evern local login it doesnt have to go for the domain stuff?
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I assume 'running stattup scripts' is trying to be applied from the domain?
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>.PrashantGirennavar

Are there any likely entries in msconfig linked to the domain/enterprise? Any pointers?
motnahp00

If you make the computer a member of a workgroup then it shouldn't process that policy anymore.
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Prashant Girennavar

Yes they will contact domain controller .

Start up scripts are stored in domain controller , \\<Server>\sysvol\<domain DNS name>\Policies\<GUID>\machine\scripts Location.
Prashant Girennavar

Are there any likely entries in msconfig linked to the domain/enterprise? Any pointers?

 As per my understanding, NO. There will be no startups which are linked to domain/enterprise.

It just that what are all application or startup which are linked to your  computer.

Just go there and remove the unwanted application startup which you dont require

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I've added it to a workgroup and its still awfully slow takes an age on 'applying computer settings' could there be any legacy domain settings in there that need taking off?
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PaulNSW

Try using CCleaner to clean up any old files, registry entries and startup items.

Try creating and logging in as a new user, see if that speeds things up.

Defragment the hard disk

Delete the C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy folder
motnahp00

Remove the DNS address from your network adapter if they are no longer valid.
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Motnahp00 - can you detail how to do that?
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Prashant Girennavar

Make sure you remove unwated start up from msconfig , once done, I would recommend you to login with local account (if it is feasible) and check

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