W7 some PC's stuck at Please wait?
Some of the Windows 7 PC’s have been having very slow start-up times, i.e. 10 – 30mins. This only started yesterday morning, I have not changed any of the GPO’s nor have I made any adjustments to the network. It seems to affect random users, for example one office PC was very slow yesterday, today it is acting normal.
The problem is with at start-up it is saying please wait, I have enabled Verbose mode to see what it is actually getting stuck at.
I have found that the PC’s are getting stuck at applying computer settings. So I have moved a PC to a separate OU in AD and applied policies one by one to rule out which GPO is causing the issue. I have found it works for a short period time, next time I restart with the same policy slow speeds. This is even without any Computer Policies applied.
I have each time gpupdate /force to the PC, this again sometimes takes for ever to apply. I have rebooted the DC which hasn’t seemed to of helped.
I have also gone through msconfig and un-ticked any unnecessary programs from start-up. I have disabled anti-virus on both client PC's and servers. I have also checked the event log to see if anything out of the ordinary is appearing on both the client and servers nothing to exciting in that either.
Applications and Services Logs -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Group Policy -> Operational
I have also gone through the system and application logs, nothing in that either.
If I pull the network cable out then restart the PC from a cold boot, this seems to get to the Ctrl + Alt + Del, then plug in the network lead and it is fine at loading profiles. I have also noticed remote desktop sessions to the servers is very slow and creating profiles. If this is all linked in I am not to sure?
I am tearing my hair out with this issue, as it is a bit of a needle in a haystack.
I am wondering if a switch is jabbering or is out of time somewhere, I am going to reboot the switches and servers tonight see if that cures it.
Any extra ideas would be much appreciated.