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Black screen at startup when connected to network on Windows 7 and 8

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We have about 100 computers connected to our network.  Lately random computers will get a black screen when the user boots up.  If I turn off wifi and disconnect it from the network the computers boot up just fine.  I've had it happen mostly on Windows 7 but we do have one Windows 8 machine that is having the same issue.

We have a Windows 2008 domain.  I'm guessing it has to do with group policies being applied but I'm not sure how to troubleshoot this issue since all the policies are being applied to everyone and the issue only happens with a small percentage of machines.  Any help would be appreciated.
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by:Joseph Nyaema
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Sounds like a virus to me.
Do you get the same behaviour with the Windows firewall up and and file sharing turned off on the workstations?  Can try with a couple first.
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A printer GPO was causing the problem.  Not sure why some computers would have issues and others weren't but recreating the GPO fixed the issue.
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