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  • Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

    I just installed Windows 2008 R2 on a Dell PE 1950 with 2 Intel dual port Pro1000s. I have one interface on each card teamed together. They are set to 1GB/full. Whenever I reboot the server it hangs for about 1min 45seconds on Applying computer settings. The whole time I am pinging the server and the network is not active. As soon as the network becomes active the server finishes booting. Also anytime i change the IP address of the server its about a 1min 45 seconds until the network becomes active again. I have tried removing the teams and setting the cards to auto negotiate with no difference. I have tried turning of wait for link on the network adapters and that didn't work. Does anyone have any ideas? The slow booting process is causing services is fail.

    I forgot to mention that the server has a static IP not DHCP
    Last edited by MattWhat; 12th November 2009, 01:36.

  • #2
    Re: Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

    try this, and let me know how you go. I know you've already dropped the team..

    But drop the team, disable one of the cards, so you're only using one. See how that goes.

    also - what sort of switch do you have at the back end ?

    is this server a member of the domain ?
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    • #3
      Re: Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

      Thanks for the reply. I have already tried using no team and only one enabled NIC. It didn't make a difference.

      I believe its plugged into a Cisco 6509 but id have to get confirmation on that.

      It is on a domain. It is the domain controller.

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      • #4
        Re: Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

        Enable portfast on the switch port that the server is connected to.

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        • #5
          Re: Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

          joeqwerty, I tried enabling it and it didn't work.


          I have also noticed that if i disable the NIC and enable it and run a ipconfig for about a minute and a half the ipconfigs return the information wtihout an IP address. Then as soon as it returns an IP address I get an event in the event log "The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service entered the running state."

          I have tried disabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP on that NIC and it didn't do change the situation at all.

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          • #6
            Re: Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

            You could try to reset the TCP/IP stack. it could be that some weird LSP has messed it up. netsh winsock reset .... and netsh int ip reset commands here :

            http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317518
            http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259

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            bio..

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            • #7
              Re: Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

              I have found that if I remove the Intel drivers and use the Microsoft provided drives that the nic comes up way quicker. The problem with this is that the Microsoft driver doesn't give me a way to team the nics.

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              • #8
                Re: Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

                The issue is definitely with the Intel NICs. I moved the cables to the on-board broadcom NICs and everything is working smoothly. After working with Dell for a while they finally admitted that they are having issues with Windows 2008 R2 and The Intel NICs that I have.

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                • #9
                  Re: Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

                  Aren't there newer drivers on the Intel website?
                  In my experience Dell always using older drivers on their site.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Slow booting/haning at applying computer settings until network comes up.

                    I tried the newest drivers from Intel's site and the Dell provided ones. Both had the same issue.

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