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XP Pro SP2 slows windows explorer & start menu to a crawl

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by badsamaritan, Jul 3, 2007.

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  1. badsamaritan

    badsamaritan Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2007
    When XP SP2 installed on work PC, it takes 15 mins for desktop icons to appear after bootup, and taskbar, start menu, and explorer windows have about a 4-min response time to each mouse click. Uninstalled SP2 and things back 2 normal. Some weeks later SP2 was reinstalled again by LAN (this is my work PC). same thing happened.
    Log shows some errors about Server {xxxxx} not registering with Dcom within timeout, Com+ Explorer problems, unable to generate RSOP. (Server {xxxxx} error was occurring every 4 mins for the first 2 days of problem, but now hardly at all, tho I haven't done anything as far as I know)
    When I go into Component services on administrative tools and click on the "computers" folder, component services immediately bombs out, and an error appears in log that Windows detected some instability etc. Log also shows errors about being unable to access WMI, and when I try to gather info in WMI I get a seemingly eternal delay.
    I kind of have a hunch this all may be security-related, but any ideas, previous experience etc.? I have two users of this PC who have identical usernames, one is a local user and the other is from the corporate NT domain. The corporate user's domain was changed from an NT domain to a different active directory one when we replaced our novell servers with windows ones, but we still use Netware client to log in to the PC.
    When you go into any user/group dialogs though,there's no sign of confusion between users. I've taken all network shortcuts off my network places, and the 1st level of the start menu but this hasn't really helped.
  2. Jack Hackett

    Jack Hackett

    Nov 19, 2006
    You did of course run a defrag after installng SP2, didnt you?
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