Restarting Windows 2000 Pro takes a very long time -- Help!

By Samdaye
Jul 26, 2005
  1. When I reboot my windows 2000 it takes a very long time. It probably takes 2-3 minutes to get to the login screen and then it takes 5 - 10 minutes to open.

    I do not know what to do, and I haven't installed anything new that I know of. I think that all started when I added it to my domain.

    Please help.
  2. just_a_nobody

    just_a_nobody TS Rookie Posts: 182

    Scan for viruses and spyware. Download Starter (below), and see what programs are starting, and maybe stop a few from starting. Defrag your hard drive. Go to IE, click on Tools/Internet Options, select Delete Files. Check your memory with MemTest86 (below), and see if you have bad RAM.


    Put MemTest on a floppy, and boot your coputer from that floppy. The test takes hours to run, but as soon as you see memory errors, then you know the memory has issues, then you can stop the test, and replace any bad memory.
  3. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    I would look at the domain controller for the problem... How much memory does the domain controller have and what Group policy objects does it have.

    Try logging in to the LOCAL COMPUTER instead of the domain.

    I bet your problem is with between the DC and the workstation.

    I have seen this problem when using a 1ghz box with 256 mb of ram in a domain controller, when trying to login from a 2ghz laptop connecting through a hub, Not sure if it would be 100% related to system specs but i had the same problem, but it didn't happen when logging into my other test domain controller that was a xp2200 running 1gb of ram.
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