Slow logging onto windows XP on a domain

Written by on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 21:24 - 0 Comments

Slow logging onto domain – Loading personal settings hangs

For some reason some machine on a network we where working on that recently migrated profiles back onto the main DC started having slow logons where it sat at “loading personal settings” for 5 minuites or more.  More often then none this is a network related issue and not a profile issue.  Here are a few things we tried, the final one worked but the other settings are important as well:

1) make sure the dns is set to the Domain controler

2) make sure that the machine is registered in the DC dns and can connect to all shares

3) Check the speed and duplex settings on your network card

4) disable any third party firewalls and other security programs

5) Make sure that if your XP firewall is turned on you have all the exeptions to allow file and print sharing

2) Set the machine to use static ip and statis DNS ')}

Article written by

Comments are closed.

Ad Sponsor


2003 server - Sep 30, 2008 22:34 - 0 Comments

instant messaging srv records

More In Computers & PC

Microsoft Outlook - Mar 22, 2009 11:22 - 0 Comments

Outlook: Duplicates in Mailbox

More In Computers & PC

Microsoft Desktop, Web browsers and Internet, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Firewall and networking, Windows Vista, Windows XP - Feb 8, 2010 18:09 - 0 Comments

Disable Proxy settings in IE

More In Computers & PC