Removing the network cable while powered down, then turning it on and logging into the domain, then connecting the network cable, LOGGING OFF, then loggin back on gets the computer logged on. This provides basic functionality, but it is slow and you are not able to access network settings by any means I can think of.
It has effected 6 Windows XP systems, 1 Windows 2000, and 2 Windows 2000 Servers (which were also Domain controllers).
We run Symantec Corporate Antivirus. Effected systems had a combination of SAV 9 Client, SAV 10 Client, and SAV 10 Server.
I can not update antivirus definitions. I can run the update, but the program still displays 7/27. I can not un-install SAV.
I am unable to run Windows Update or install individual patches, getting a hang followed by an error message.
I have run virus scans, on-line virus scans, and some of your utilities, all to no avail. I am currently in the process of using the "SFC /ScanNow" that I found in another link to try and repair Windows Installer.
Grabbing at straws here. Any idea?