Applying Computer Settings hangs

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Almost all of our Windows XP machines are hanging on Applying Computer
Settings for 60-90 seconds on starting up and rebooting. Some other threads
relate it to APC software but we're not running that. Any other thoughts on
what could be causing the machines to hang and what could resolve this?
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    "Kim" <Kim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:68A39970-665E-42CC-BC19-F13A042E2B26@microsoft.com...
    > Almost all of our Windows XP machines are hanging on Applying Computer
    > Settings for 60-90 seconds on starting up and rebooting. Some other
    > threads
    > relate it to APC software but we're not running that. Any other thoughts
    > on
    > what could be causing the machines to hang and what could resolve this?

    Often a DNS problem if you are using Active Directory. Make sure the XP
    clients only use a DC as a DNS server. Make sure the DNS server on the DC
    points to itself for DNS. Set up the DNS server to forward to your ISP's DNS
    server for outside requests.

    Kerry
  2. This only happens on 1 profile. We have 6 people working on the domain and the other 5 can log on with no problem. This one account, no matter the workstation, hangs at the applying computers settings screen for at least 2 minutes.

    Any thoughts?
  3. Perhaps that one user has a separate group policy setting? Check your event logs and see where it is hanging up on. Paying attention to the times in combination of Application Log and system Log should provide some clues as to what it is doing.

    Alternative, removed that user's profile on the local PCs and try recreating the profile.

    Hope that helps
  4. remove the users profile from the system n try
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