Hanging applying personal settings
I'm getting desperate for any ideas here now!
The problem I'm having is random PCs keep hanging at the login stage saying 'Applying personal settings'. This has happened on at least 50 PCs now, twice on one or two of them.
Theres nothing in common with the users or PCs. Different accounts, PCs, SP2 or SP3, different subnets, times of day etc etc but once its hung at this point they can only power the pc off and try again (longest I've waited is an hour)
Odd thing is, when the PC is hung in this state, I can still ping the NIC, and remotely manage it using the computer management MMC. I can't get a tasklist (tasklist /s) as this sits waiting on the admin pc side.
So it appears the PC is hung, but not crashed completely. But its becoming a problem now as its random but happening on all types and ages of PCs.
Checking the event viewer shows nothing abnormal, in the period the PC is hung, nothing is logged. Looking at the userenv.log file shows nothing other than the occasional message that does vary from PC to PC.
I enabled verbose logging, but it only shows the Applying Personal Settings at the point it hangs.
Users run a couple of simple scripts on login (have done for years) but these don't appear to be the problem as the server where the scripts are located shows that there is no access to the relevant share at the time.
Any ideas? I've spent days on this and I'm stumped!