I currently look after a network of 20 computers, some running windows 7 and most running XP sp3 (32+64bit) Mine is 32bit.
I joined my computer to the domain after a fresh install of XP. Here are where the problems started.
After about 15 minutes I lost internet connection. About 20 minutes later the computer could not open or close any programs without killing the process. Then I lost network connection and was left with only the task manager running and no explorer open.
I managed to install SP3 after downloading it on a seperate computer and running it on a disk.
I have taken the computer off the domain and it runs perfectly.
I disabled all GPO from this computer and user. Still did not work.
Removed any links/network drives created from previous GPO.
My server is running Windows SBS 2008.
The only main changes I have made was adding the users into the SBS console as they were not before and I wanted them to access our internal remote site.
All other xp computers have been fine apart from mine. But bear in mind that this problem emerged about a month after the changes.
I think that's everything, any help would be much appreciated.
1: Update your servers OS software if you have not already.
2: unplug your ethernet cable and then reset the IP Address through the following process
B: Type "cmd" into the box and click ok
C: Type "ipconfig/release" and hit enter
D: reconnect the ethernet cable
E: Type "ipconfig/renew" and hit enter
F: close the window
3: Update windows on your computer, if possible.
4: if "explorer.exe" is not running, do the following
A: open the task manager (ctrl+shift+esc)
B: go to processes and search for "explorer.exe"
C: if the process is running, end the process, otherwise skip to step D
D: run a new task through the file option in the top left corner of the task manager window, and run "explorer.exe"
Let me know if any of this helps. I too run a network in my office, and have everyone connected to a domain. The only difference, is that im running SBS 2003.
Have you tried doing a repair of windows? It seems that when you log into the domain, it creates what i call a "catch" in the system that it cant get past. This could be due to an error regarding the domain programming of Windows. Try running a repair if you have not yet tried it. See if it helps anything.
I have done a windows repair but still no luck. It seemed fine for a while straight after the repair but after about an hour it went again. It is very odd as I have taken all gpo off the user and computer. What I might try is do a fresh install of xp and delete all records of the computer off the server, then give it a new name.