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    System:
    Windows Server 2003 R2
    Active Directory

    Problem: When I reboot after the windows logo and right before entering username and password I get message box say "Preparing Network Connections...". It stays on this message box for quite a long time and its very annoying. If I'm installing software and just general maintenance I'll waste hours just because of this.

    What is causing it? It didn't use to do this, but I think I changed something and now this pops up.

    Please advise,
    thank you

  • #2
    Re: Preparing Network Connection...(very slow startup)

    Check your TCP ip settings & especially your DNS.

    Otherwise try another NIC.

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    • #3
      Re: Preparing Network Connection...(very slow startup)

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      • #4
        Re: Preparing Network Connection...(very slow startup)

        Is this computer a DC? Is it multihomed?

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        • #5
          Re: Preparing Network Connection...(very slow startup)

          Have you recently installed anti-virus software? I had this exact same issue on a Windows 2000 server caused by an AV program. Try booting to Safe Mode and uninstall the anti-virus. If it works then buy a different AV.
          Last edited by Blood; 7th September 2008, 08:31. Reason: spelling
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          • #6
            Re: Preparing Network Connection...(very slow startup)

            Yes,
            I attempted to install the exact same anti-virus.
            Great job, thank you.

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