Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?
"Kim" <Kim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Almost all of our Windows XP machines are hanging on Applying Computer
> Settings for 60-90 seconds on starting up and rebooting. Some other
> relate it to APC software but we're not running that. Any other thoughts
> 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.