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    Hello all,

    I currently look after a network of 20 computers, some running windows 7 and most running XP sp3 (32+64bit) Mine is 32bit.
    I joined my computer to the domain after a fresh install of XP. Here are where the problems started.

    After about 15 minutes I lost internet connection. About 20 minutes later the computer could not open or close any programs without killing the process. Then I lost network connection and was left with only the task manager running and no explorer open.

    I managed to install SP3 after downloading it on a seperate computer and running it on a disk.

    I have taken the computer off the domain and it runs perfectly.

    I disabled all GPO from this computer and user. Still did not work.

    Removed any links/network drives created from previous GPO.

    Done a virus/spyware scan on both affected computer and server. Found nothing.

    My server is running Windows SBS 2008.

    The only main changes I have made was adding the users into the SBS console as they were not before and I wanted them to access our internal remote site.

    All other xp computers have been fine apart from mine. But bear in mind that this problem emerged about a month after the changes.

    I think that's everything, any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance, Mitch

  • #2
    Re: XP computer loses all functionality

    What happens when you boot your computer with all startups and non-Microsoft services disabled?

    Disable all scheduled tasks, too.

    Any change in behaviour?
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    • #3
      Re: XP computer loses all functionality

      This does sound very virus/spyware-esque..

      What did you use to scan the PC ? I don;'t know what everyone else recommends but I swear by combofix


      give it a go

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      • #4
        Re: XP computer loses all functionality

        @ste - I have trend micro running. No viruses/spyware have been detected.

        @Blood - I will give that a go and see what happens.

        Thanks, mitch


        • #5
          Re: XP computer loses all functionality

          try to cancel any tasks in the process manager , maybe the processor is overloaded , it is probable also that there is undetectable virus doing its job ( especially if the computer freeze after exact 20 minutes )