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WinXP slow start off of network


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Rock2Tech

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I cleaned out an old laptop and re-installed win xp. Put all the usual programs on it. I joined it to our office domain.

Now something weird is happening.

If the office's network cable is plugged in it boots up fine and quickly too.

If you take the network cable out it displays the desktop wallpaper for 10 min and then it'll load the icons and taskbar. Ctrl+alt+del doesn't work.

I've checked in regedit and explorer.exe settings seem to be fine. It'll either be a program timing out in the background or it's looking for a network connection or something.

Do you know anyway to check what it is? I'm hoping you've seen this before.

It's one of those 5 min jobs that's just dragging on lol
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Ztruker

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One reason XP takes so long to show the Network Icons, is that it scans all the networks its connected to to see if it can log onto any other boxes.

This is a default function which can be switched off as follows.

Control Panel
Folder Options
View
Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers"

See if that helps.
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