I have about 30 machines on a Windows 2003 Server (all machines run XP)
One of my stations won't boot to an individuals login/password it freezes after about 2min. I have tried safe mode and that didn't work either. It boots into the login screen I type the user/pass and it gets to the Loading Personal Settings and freezes up.
I can login as admin with no problems and checked for Virus' and spyware as well as new software and I can't find anything "wrong". This machine has always worked well and according to the user he was rebooting the machine and thats when it started.
Any thoughts as to what can cause this, and how to fix it.
Also, depending on how group policy is setup it might be in W2k login mode which means it waits for the network before proceeding forward. This isn't a bad thing though, I have all my W2k machine set like this so they when I push out updates or managed applications each machine gets it on the first reboot.
How long have you waited for this machine in it's "stuck" phase? If possible, log it in and leave it over night see what happens.
Oh one last thing, Does the machine have any devices connected to it's serial or parellel port??