Programs Take Unusually Long to Open

Yesterday we had a power surge at our shop.  The surge shut down my server and workstations.  After bringing back up the network, one workstation is having problems opening an application based on the server.  

After fruitless attempts to clean up the machine and what not I reloaded the OS.  I am still having the problems.  I have other workstations and they are running just fine.  

I contacted the software company but because it runs as it should on other workstations they tell me its something with the workstation.  

At this point I feel it may be something with the network but not sure what it might be, any suggestions?
Rick RehmIT DirectorAsked:
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Just as a thought... have you tried moving the particular workstation to a location where there is a good working workstation, plug it into the network there and see if the problem is the same there?  If the problem exists most likely it is a problem with the PC.  If problem goes away then most likely the network drop and/or port in the switch that connects to original location.

Good luck.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The power failure / surge may have damaged the NIC in the machine so it may be worthwhile to check this.

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Hi Mikes,

Try a continuous ping test to the server on which application is loaded. If there is a time out, then there is network issue. Try changing the cable from the workstation to the network port, try connecting the workstation directly to the switch where all the workstations are getting connected. And if still there is a issue, then, try swapping the HDD's between same model workstations (if you have spare workstation), else, change the NIC. Most probably the Power caused the issue. I also suggest to place a UPS connected directly to the server (If you don't have one), safe guard the server always. :-)

Hope this helps.


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Rick RehmIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advice.  I changed out the NIC card on the machine and still had the issue.  I changed the port on the switch and still could not get it to work.  Fortunately I have 4 network cards on the server, I changed the Ethernet cable on the server to another NIC port and walah, I was up and running perfectly.

I do have a UPS on the server and was surprised that the server was affected.  I will be purchasing a new UPS today.  Thanks again for the help!
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