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How do I find the cause of a slow logon?

Q: How do I find the cause of a slow logon?

Hi All,

I have just added 4 computers to my domain. I rebuilt them from scratch so I know they are brand spanking new. Defore adding them to the domain they booted and logged in real quick. Now that I have added them to the domain they take an age to 'load persoanl settings'. Now i realise the first time you logon it has to create your profile but it doesnt appear to get any quick later on. The strange thing is that all the other computers bottup and login just fine.
My question is how can I find out what is causing the problem. I have read elsewhere that it could be a network timeout, or failed or not installed drivers. But How do I find out?

Windows XP Pro SP2 on a Windows 2003 server based network.

Any ideas welcome.

PS. The anti-virus makes no difference and there are VERY few services and start up items loading on boot.

Preferred Solution: How do I find the cause of a slow logon?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: How do I find the cause of a slow logon?

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At first I thought this might be a virus, but now I'm really confused as to what it is. I'm giving as much information as I can, because a lot of these results were surprising to me.

- Version of the OS. If Service Packs are installed, mention these too.
Windows XP Home with SP3. HP Pavilion Laptop from early 2005. It can also dual boot.

- If the OS produces an error, either upload a screenshot of the error message (ALT+PrtScrn), or literally quote
the error in your post at the forum (Preferred).
Windows cannot find "logon.exe". Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again..." Then something about locating the file using Search.

- Were there recent crashes that could have caused this problem?
Yes, I tried installing/uninstalling MySQL several times. After the first install, I tried to start up MySQL. However, it prompted for a password, and I entered the MySQL root password. It failed (perhaps I should have entered my Windows password), so I uninstalled it. I reinstalled MySQL, now I get a "Cannot start MySQL service" error. This was because there was still a MySQL service running. I stopped it, but I couldn't get rid of the error, so I cancelled the install. I uninstalled MySQL, but it got stuck at step 2/2 for around 10 minutes, so I clicked cancel. It also crashed Youtube, so I ended up closing my browser (Chrome). The waited another 5 minutes for the uninstall to cancel, but it didn't. I tried to Ctrl + Alt + Del... Read more

A:Windows cannot find logon.exe

You could try running Restore to a save point before this issue occurred. You could also boot from your XP CD and perform a Repair.

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I have tried to download this program several times, when I download it mbam.exe disappears. I watch the folder it's downloading to, mbam.exe shows up during the installation then disappears...

Anyone ever heard of this....

EDIT: Or this happens as well:

Unable to execute file mbam.exe
CreateProcess failed; code 2.
The system cannot find the specified file.

I have tons of trojans that AVG can't delete so I tried booting mbam and this is what happens...

A:Windows cannot find logon.exe ?

My computer keeps giving me this message when it starts up: "Windows cannot find logon.exe - click Start then Search" or something like that. Also I noticed it starts up really slow. I have AVG and it reports lots of Vundo trojans and other bad stuff that may be causing it. I just recently had to have my motherboard replaced and soon will have to have my psu replaced as well, if you think that's relevant

Anyway here's a current logfile (I got one error while doing the log that showed up twice and submitted them, I printscreened it but now it's not showing on my clipboard so I can't show you what it said)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:42:19 AM, on 11/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\PRO... Read more

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good afternoon. the above message appears upon starting the dell inspiron laptop running XP, mcafee, spybot (teatimer disabled at the moment). i have already run an HJT log and am asking for your assistance to solve the problem. Thank youNewbie, excuse my ignorance! Any help is appreciated. Running on a Dell Inspiron Windows XP, w/McAfee, Spybot (w/teatimer disabled). Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:35:38 PM, on 2/2/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\... Read more

A:windows cannot find logon.exe

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have optimum online dsl, I reformatted my hard drive & restarted everything. Everything installed fine. I loaded the drivers for the modem, & installed everything. I try to logon to Internet explorer, I get a error message "cannot find server". I pinged my ip address it went through fine. But, I still cannot connect to the internet. I really need some help.

A:Cannot find server when I try to logon to IE

Sounds like a DNS issue.

Try this: Ping www.sunlitsurf.com.

If that works, then try to ping (the IP of Sunlitsurf.com)

Let me know what happens and we'll go from there....


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I'm banging my head into an annoying wall here.  I thought it was licked a few months ago ...
- 2008 AD
- Windows XP Pro.sp3 and Windows 7.sp1 clients

GPOs as configured work beautifully with Windows XP.  Windows 7 clients systems are bogging down in 3-5minute delays before reaching the logon box, then another 3-5 minute delay for domain users to reach the desktop.

On the Windows 7 clients, I've tried:
- disabled IPv6
- disabled autotuning
- disabled card reader device
- drivers are ALL latest
- problem is occuring with All Windows 7 clients, regardless of hardware.
- there are three different Windows 7 images live, built from different sources, including an OEM oobe image.
- several other registry hacks amongst the bajillion pages of folks having similar issues.

Let me reiterate, the GPOs work flawlessly on WXP.  The Windows 7 client Desktop is not a solid colour, is a wallpaper, and there aren't any printer mapping being applied; besides... they have SP1 installed which is supposed to take care of that particular

Whether the domain user is limited/mandatory/roaming profile or normally generated from the local\Default profile doesn't matter... it especially wouldn't matter the slightest in explaining the delay to reach the logon box to begin with.

DCs (4... one is radius) are 2008.sp2  Enterprise  native mode (though gpresult from connected clients shows Domain Type as Windows 2000)

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A:Windows 7 slow to logon screen, slow to desktop ... GPClient 6005/6006 (Oh no, not again!)

Okay, so KB2460922 wasn't it.
Further searching has led me to this page: 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2590914/ and this:
2561285 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2561285)
You experience a long domain logon time in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 after you deploy Group Policy preferences to the computer

Looks promising ...
My first test using just the two known good items ... works.  But I've been here before.
I'm now restarting again with the heavy 36/36.
W00t!  Three restarts with the heavy 36/36 in place and things are working fine!  I must retest on a couple of other Win7 boxes and incorporate several larger 162 item GPP but I'm cautiously optimistic that this is the winner.

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Good day to all. I would appreciate input / help to address the problem I?m having with Win 7 after I logon to my account. Here are some details of my system and the ?problem?.

1)- Hardware: Notebook, MSI U230 Light , CPU Athlon Neo MV-40, RAM 2G , HDD 250 GB
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium. This is the only OS on the notebook.

2)- The problem occurs in about 10% of all logon attempts ? it does not occur all the time. This is how / when the problem occurs:

3)- Win 7 starts successfully and icons for my two profiles (G2 , G-msi) appear. I logon to my account (G2) and then see the ?welcome? screen, and after a very long period of searching by the system, windows reports that it cannot find my desktop. The Win 7 notice indicates that a file may have been moved , or that the file may have been on a removable media. (Note: However, I did NOT delete, edit, or remove any file(s) or the HDD).

4)- On one occasion, after this problem occurred, windows provided me with a ?temporary account? and desktop and indicated any files that I generated would not be saved when I logged-off. On another occasion when I experienced this problem my desktop wallpaper was replaced with a blue screen Window 7 default. Each time when Windows 7 has been unable to find my desktop, I have shutdown and rebooted and subsequently managed to logon successfully.

5)- It may be of interest to note that all wallpapers / backgrounds used to ?personalize? my desktop ca... Read more

A:Windows cannot find my desktop after logon

i remember having this problem too at one point with my old pc, not sure what is the cause or how i fixed it but this should help
cheers mate
"Windows cannot find" errors: How to solve them? - a knol by Konstantin Artemev

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I have no idea what happened but some people were on my computer this weekend and now whenever I go to logon to sites that bring up the grey login box I get the following blank screen and message, Cannot find server or dns error. I have tried reloading IE and even went to roomates computer and where the site works and changing the settings. It works with Netscape just not with IE. The website in particular is www.intertops.com but there are several others that won't let me logon. Please advise.

A:Cannot find server or dns error AND Logon

Lets see a hijackthis log to see if something is causing it there.Unzip the download then run a scan. Save the log then copy and paste its results here.

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After restarting my PC last night I noticed the OS took much longer to boot and after loading the desktop, I got the error "Windows cannot find logon.exe," and notice the following:Cannot access Start menu (I was able to get this running by clicking properties on the task bar and making some changes and saving)
McAffee Security Suite is not loaded
Drivers are not loaded, including USB and network drivers.
OS System files are running but no username is associated with them. Typically they are loaded by "System"
I cannot complete basic function like drag & drop, paste, etc.
I CAN copy files from command prompt, but cannot copy folders...even with xcopy.
I can load software and use computer management.

I believe this is not from a virus. I installed Windows XP SP2 in May. I made a mistake and loaded the root drive as D:. I've never seen this done before, but I didn't think it would be a big deal to leave it, so I opted not to reinstall.

I setup an Administrator account and a 2nd user account for my normal logon and added it to the administrators group. I also put My Documents onto the E: partition.

After starting Windows, I noticed that the Administrator account was not listed on the logon screen. I also noticed that I did not need to enter a password logging onto my user account, even though I had set one. I wasn't too concerned though, so I ignored these.

Yesterday I created a 2nd user logon account and I switched back and forth betwee... Read more

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         i am trying to find out about this logon it is on a lot of logons in different programs i am only person that use's this computer! I have also noticed a of programs acting crazy some times thank you!!

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I used a very simple program in August when the RTM first came out to change the logon screen without having to deal with the registry. Now I can't find it; it was something that didn't require installation, because it doesn't appear in the start menu. Just needed to point to the jpg I wanted and it changed it for me. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Eh, I just found it online again: Windows 7 Logon Background Changer - Customize your Windows 7 welcome screen wallpaper

- Eli

A:Can't find my program for changing logon screen

Yeah, it's here, in this tutorial by our member link8583, who is the app developer. But you've already found it.

Log On Screen - Change

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let me just get that out,

my computer was recently ravaged with viruses and i had to reformat.
i reformat.
Now whenever i try to connect it says unable to find a certificate to log you on to youor network.

im using xp and a belkin router.
all other computers on the network work fine....

Ive been readin up and the only solution i can find is "Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box."
This option is greyed out on my computer and i cant click it,
have the WZC on, set on a WPA-PSK
ive tried it on both AES and TKIP and still get the same message

A:"unable to find you certificate to logon to the network"

System manufacturer and model?

Wireless adapter manufacturer and model?


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I can only see the domain user in logon screen, even in safe mode only domain user is seen. So, is there any fix or solution?

Regards, Sachith H M

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OS : Windows XP Pro SP2 with April updates (May updates downloaded but not installed)

Normally, on this machine, when I logon it takes around 30 seconds from the time of entering the password to the time that the desktop appears. This applies to both the Admin and the User accounts.

Today I noticed that the logon took around 7 minutes from the time of entering the password to the appearance of the desktop. I repeated this several times, always with the same long delay after entering the password. I therefore did the following:

1. Logged out and restarted
2. Ran chkdsk (no problems)
3. Logged out, Shutdown, waited 5 minutes and started from "cold"
4. Ran a memory check (no problems)
5. Checked all processes (all known and normal)
6. Checked disk access (no problems)
7. Ran an AV scan (no virus)
8. Ran a Spyware scan (2 known Cookies, no real issue with these)

From a "cold" start the startup is normal up until entering the password, taking approximately 90 seconds from switching ON to the appearance of the Logon screen, this is normal for this machine. It is only when the password is entered that the long delay starts.

I have monitored (listened to the disk working) the system disk during the start. Up until the appearance of the logon screen the disk sounds normal. After the password is entered the disk sounds like it is reading very short chunks of data. I can hear the disk read-stop-read-stop-read-stop..... for about 6 minutes. The disk then suddenly... Read more

A:Slow logon

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I use SSD for my win8.1 pro boot disk and a HDD for data. As a usual practise, I have an administrator a/c created when installing windows, and also one normal a/c for each of my family members, including myself. For daily use all of us use own normal a/cs, admin a/c is used only for system admin works. To save SSD space all a/cs have their special folders (e.g. my documents, my musics, my pictures etc) moved to HDD using the Location tab. The OS worked fine and logon any a/c can be done within 10-15 secs. Then I started to install software (>50). But then more often than not, I install them using my normal a/c and input the admin a/c password when prompted. All software worked fine also. However, I found that my normal a/c (the one I use to install software) logon now took > 5 mins to complete. Most of the time the HDD LED has no activity. Worst still, logoff also took similar time. But all other a/cs remain speedy logon and logoff. I know the more s/w you install the slower is the logon time, but the problem only happens to my normal a/c, admin a/c and other normal a/c are not affected.

I don't know if the problem is related to using the a/c for many software installations, but it appears to me that they are related. Another possibility is that I still have a win7 on my HDD and no longer used (no dual boot). Some old folders in HDD were created by users of win7. In win8, for convenience, I changed some of these old folders to be owned by users in win8. Again not sure... Read more

A:Slow logon with SSD

You can use Autoruns to check what is loaded at startup and disable what you don't need.

Your HDD may contain old boot partitions which are confusing the BIOS / Windows on startup. First backup your system, then you can use a utility like MiniTool Partition Wizard to delete the old partitions and extend the size of the partitions you want to keep.

Ensure all the partitions on your HDD are Inactive. I once had a slow boot due to an old HDD system disc having an Active partition.

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So, I changed my desktop background a few weeks ago. At first, things were okay.

Then, every time I long on or log off, I see my OLD background for a few moments before either the logon screen comes up (when logging off), or my new background replaces it (when logging in). So, I decide to try resetting my desktop theme to make it go away. Well, that doesn't work either. I reset it and I STILL see the old background before the new one comes up. Not to mention things have been loading abnormally slow since all this started happening.

Help, por favor? I've run out of ideas on what to do with this.

P.S.- I have HJT installed on my computer so if you'd like me to put up a log, I'll gladly oblige.

A:Slow logon

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I have two computers (and laptop and one desktop) both running Windows 10 build 10586.104 and every now and then the logon process after I entered my credentials takes up to 30 seconds with the 'Welcome' message and the spinning animation showing on the screen. Other times it only takes about 5 seconds before I'm presented by the desktop.

Anyone else seen this or have a clue while the logon process is so slow from time to time?

A:Logon very slow every now and then

Have you noticed any pattern with this? For example a shutdown will always start up faster because by default the Fast Start-up process is activated via the shut down and a lot of the system is saved in memory so that it resumes quickly. However, a restart does not trigger this process and so it will always take longer to boot and return to the windows desktop.

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I am running Windows XP SP2 with 512M Ram and I am having a problem with extremly slow logon.
I ran system mechanic and it shows that I have a total of 27 items in my Windows Startup.
I am unsure what items can be deleated or inactivated without interferring with the normal operatin.
I am sure that if I can get rid of some of these startup items it should logon much faster.
Can anyone please help?

A:Slow logon

Hi and welcome to TSG..

Minimum needed..
Scan Registry..
System Tray..
Task Monitor..
Load Power Profile..
Might want to add..Anti virus program..Firewall..

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Hello all!
My laptop is running really really REALLY slowly lately.  I haven't downloaded anything new but when I look at my task manager I see so many things running.  I don't want to go in and just start deleting things b/c I am sure I would end up deleting something important.  Tried to run windows update and it didn't run   Every time I try and do anything ( Especially online) pages don't load, pc freezes, it is really frustrating. Any help is appreciated

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I'm running a pretty solid machine and usually my desktop loads up in about 2-3 seconds. It's taking upwards of around 30 seconds, and while this isn't a large delay I am annoyed by it.

I have Windows down to only running the bare essential services. No programs run on startup from msconfig. I've tried virus scans, adware scans, spyware scans, malware scans and nothing came up positive. I tried defragmenting all of my disks just to be safe. I even ran chkdsk and it hasn't helped at all. I tried Bootvis but I found it to be a rather worthless program and it didn't help.

The problem has not changed at all throughout anything I have done and I'm really stumped as to why all of the sudden it is so slow logging on and why it is only after a clean reboot that it is so slow loading the desktop from typing my password in. You guys have any ideas?

A:XP slow logon after reboot

maybe alot of stuff is running at startup?

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Hello, I hope someone can help me.
I think I'm in the correct forum, but I'm not too sure.
Basically, my computer has been acting very slow - slow to boot, slow to load things, and almost impossibly slow to start my browser.
I use MyIE2 and, sonmetimes, Opera. Both are slow and I can eventually open MyIE2 after I first fail to log on, then in the Internet Options/Connections/Lan Setting, I can delete the proxy server option. I have talked to my ISP and they say I need a new modem, but I think it's something in my software causing this problem. I'm using Windows XP.
I've run CCleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-aware. I even went into Safe Mode and System Restored back to last month - it diesn't seem to have done much.
It really does seem that this is something that has just happened recently.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Many thanks,

A:Very slow Homepage logon.

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I have a 2 day old Win 8 laptop. The first account I set up works just fine. However, I added a second account for my wife using her Hotmail account and ran into some issues.

First: it takes about 5 minutes to log in. I get a black screen and the machine is unusable for that time.
Second: when it does finally boot, it doesn't include the Mail, People, Calendar app, and several others, like Maps, Weather, Travel, anywhere. Not on the desktop and not in All Programs.

Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks!

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I recently had to re-image one of the Win XP workstations in the office. After the installation it joined AD, but logon process takes a couple of minutes now. All other workstations log in without such problems, this particular PC never had a problem before re-imaging, so it's not hardware related. The only thing that is different on this machine is that it has a stand-alone version of Norton Antivirus Enterprice Edition, at the same time all other workstations in the office have client version of NAV and are being monitored by NAV server. Could this be the cause of the slow logon? Could it be something else? Please help!

A:Slow logon WinXP

Check your services. A service may expect an event that the other machine executed. If this event does not exist on the new machine it will "wait" for a while then continue the bootup sequence. Make sure that you know what every service does and if it is needed.

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its been a couple of days now since my computer has become extremely slow on startup , I have googled around and have done probably anything to fix, but alas.

Im running windows 7 64bit Home premium japanese version
intel I6-2600, 8 gig.

1. turned off all start up services in msconfig (no luck)
2. ran cccleaner (no luck)
3. run spuybotsearchanddestroy (no luck)
4. checked the eventviewer and something is taking 86 seconds to start up on logon but it doesnt show which file.

Im running out of options. If anyone could give me some advice. I will hereby post the hijackthis log maybe if that can help.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:23:40, on 2012/09/30
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Users\owner\... Read more

A:Extremely slow logon

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everytime I turn on my computer and log on to firefox web it takes forever to pull up can someone please tell me what is causing the sluggish start and how I fix it please?

A:logon to internet is slow

Let's start with some details about your computer.

Download and save the

TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe)

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire text here.


Who is your Internet Service Provider?

Do you have 56K dial-up or high-speed cable/FIOS or some other connection?


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I have just bought a new Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop with 2Gb RAM, 2.1Ghz Dual-Core AMD, Windows 7 64-Bit

it loads up fine but once i click on my logon it takes 14-20 seconds to load?? - i have stripped all the un-neccesary startup and services entrys and removed all toshiba crap so there's only 40 processes running and full-defrag with O&O - but yet it still happens?

ive disabled the WiFi and LAN but it still the same (I use wifi)

similar bugs include not using an image for background causing it but ive never have a solid colour as background.

once clicking on logon it should only take 1-5 seconds to display desktop and load items into tray

can anyone help?


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Each time some Domain user (Windows XP) need to take 5-8 mins to login to Windows 2003 Server. does anyone know why,, ? we apply only 3 group policy to GPO>Thanks

A:Domain Logon Too Slow

Does the DNS address in your IP configuration of your clients point to the AD controller.

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Hi all.
i'm kinda new here, so bear with me

I have a problem, that i'm hoping someone can help me with.
i have a windows Vista x64 SP2 machine, which I use both at work and at home.
At work there is no problem, the laptop boots, logs in, and is active very fast (or at least fast enough ), but wwhen I get home, the logon process takes approx 2 mins.

My logic tells me, that since it more or less freezes at the "welcome" screen, the 2 mins is some sort of timeout, before it finds out that the DC cannot be found.
or maybe it is the time it takes to find out that the network drives I have mapped cannot be located. (I have tried turning of the Wifi before booting, but it didn't help)

I'm very use to only setting the machine to hibernate, which works fine, but once in a while I like to turn it off completely.

my question is simply put, this:

1) Is there some way I can set the timeout to a lower value so that It doesn't look for 2 full minutes?
2) can I tamper with the cached logins, and will this help?
3) can I create a logon script that simply checks if the DC can be contacted, and if not, then simply remove the mapped drives, so it doesn't try to remap them at logon?

I know the last question is not really placed in the right forum, but any help would be very appreciated.

A:Slow logon when not on domain

Does it still take longer to start at home if you are booting up, instead of coming out of hibernation? When you put your computer in hibernation, it saves all active states to a temporary file, then powers down without "shutting down". Part of the active state that it automatically resumes when coming out of hibernation, is the network connections as they were at the other location. Computers can sometimes be easily confused, and this may be the case for your laptop.

Two things about this situation that I generally recommend to people:

1) Shut down the computer instead of hibernate. Most people don't shutdown or reboot enough, especially with laptops. Reboots often fix many problems or temporary foibles that come up in Windows.

2) If you don't have a Windows password, create one. Then when you boot your computer, let the computer have a minute or so on the password screen while it loads stuff in the background and makes network connections, before you type in the password.

Every version of Windows I've worked on has benefited from their owners following these two guidelines. I can't speak to their necessity for Windows 7 yet, since I've only worked on one Windows 7 computer so far.

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just got back from holiday where i left my dell inspiron 1501 in hibernate for a week. when i turned on it took about 5-6 minutes to actually get to the logon section. when i managed to log on my computer was running quite slow, i did notice that there was a windows update ready to be installed but i ignoredd it, so i forced shutdown.

when i rebooted everything seemed normall until logon where it was very slow and juttery, it then froze. then it changed to loading personal settings and stayed on that for about 20 mins , after that it showed my wallpaper and nothing else after about 15 mins i managed to get task manager up everything seemed normal but everything seemed to be in slow motion, so i got fed up and forcedd shutdown again.

i can get onto safe mode etc but have tried a system restore that didnt work but i can try a later date, i do know i have the nutcracker family worm as avast is always picking it up but i cant see to remove.

i have avg norton avast and adaware installed and i am going to remove avast and adaware and install spyware terminator and spybot

A:XP wont logon or very slow


Originally Posted by gowans

i do know i have the nutcracker family worm as avast is always picking it up but i cant see to remove.

i have avg norton avast and adaware installed and i am going to remove avast and adaware and install spyware terminator and spybot

You seem to have 3 antivirus programs. Having more than one antivirus installed and running ..... is going to cause problems ....

I suggest you un-install all but one of the antivirus programs, and then see how your system is running.
If you think/know your system is infected with malware, then it would be a wise move to post in the malware removal forum.


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After rebooting (which seems to take ages) my Logon after putting the password in seems to take ages about 15 seconds or so before desktop will show. Is this because of the internet, or anyone else experiencing this?


A:Logon to MS account slow

This is not particularly slow log on time
Could you please attach a screenshot of your system specs so that I can fully assess this issue?

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When I log into Windows XP it seems to be very slow logging in. I have turned off most everything that start up automatically(msconfig). Can you help I have ran hijackThis and here is what I got:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
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A:Slow windows logon

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Thanks guys, I haven't done this in awhile so please bear with me...

After an older system of mine seemed to suddenly slow down and a current Symantec scan came up with nothing I ran Housecall on my system. Housecall found Adware_aeropopups and Adware_memwatcher before Housecall itself slowed down to nothing and died. I could not use Housecall to clean the malware/spyware cookies. I ran the Java Housecall plug-in; not the ActiveX. I then ran defrag and that helped some for the system so it seemed. However, the internet is stll quite slow on many occasions.

I ran Hijackthis and have pasted the log below along with a few system details. I only see GoogleDesktop in the log below as a potential problem. Please help! Everything else seems normal to my untrained eye. I will try adaware next if it is still free to use.

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3 and IE 7.0.5730.11
I run Symantec Norton AV and have installed Avast in an effort to access another AV library. I know they will conflict from time to time and will remove one of them later.
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 364.39 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.41 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:18:03 AM, on 1/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet... Read more

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Recently, logon process on my Win 10 desktop computer is slowed down to 7 to 10 minutes.
Before that, logon takes less than a 30 sec. 
SSD boot disk, Intel I5 processor, single comp not in any domain.
In the Event Viewer - Application Win Log I have following warning:
The winlogon notification subscriber <Profiles> took xxx second(s) to handle the notification event (Logon).
Where xxx is number around 500 seconds.
Event ID is 6006
Any idea?

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Hope you can help. I'm having a problem recently with this office-laptop of mine. When booting up, the Windows-logo appears ok but it takes about 1-2mins before the Novell-Client logon screen appears. It happens with and without LAN connection.

Attached is the hijackthis logfile. Is there anything wrong here?

Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:11:59 PM, on 11/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\LANDesk\Shared Files\residentagent.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxis\VPN2men Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\LANDesk\LDClient\LocalSch.EXE
C:\Program Files\LANDesk\LDClient\qipclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\LANDesk\LDClient\tmcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:laptop slow going to windows logon

Hello daytripper1021 and welcome to TSF,

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad since you will not have any of browsers open while you are fixing this.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link doesn't work) and install it. Do not run it yet.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading:
* select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.

Go into Hijack This->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click ?Kill process? for each one if they are still listed (they shouldn't be - but double check it):(You must kill them one at a time).


Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Start->(Settings)->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs) if they exist:

(Openwares) LiveUpdate

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I have mulitple win xp pro client's loggin into a windows 2000 domain. They all seem to login slow, they hang on the "applying personal settings" menu.

The computers are on the same switch, running at 100mbps.

Any suggestions, patches?

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I am not sure if this is the correct area to post this so please forgive me if it should be in a different one. Firs of all, I understand there are a million reasons why a login might be slow in a Windows domain. I have been working on/researching this issue for some time and found it is not an easy problem to isolate. I will provide you with what I have and know and hopefully will come out with more knowledge than I have now, or even better a solution. The problem is very intermittent, and mostly happens on certain types of laptops. The laptops are the IBM T60 series. There are known issues with the Gigabit nics on these and I have taken steps to rule that out. It happens on fresh installs and ones that have been around a while. Whether it has something to do the with the T60 i have no idea, this is just an observation where it happens most commonly. We have a 2 domain setup with a trust in place. All domain controllers are Server 2003 R2. All clients are Windows XP. This occurs very rarely, maybe only 2 or 3 times a week out of many many users. It only happens when a computer is plugged into our network, never when they are taken home. It also tends to happen early in the morning, when not everyone is here yet. Once a machine is powered on the login screen comes up normally. After putting in your credentials the laptop will hang for anywhere from 5 minutes to over an hour when the problem is occurring. It will sit at the "Running startup scripts" message. This hap... Read more

A:Active Directory Slow Logon

This is quite common actually. Usually the cause is the drive that the database is located on. Try moving the database to another drive. If available, check any performance baselines that you may have to compare to. Also, check the DNS console for errors. DNS can cause this as well.

*EDIT*- If these two do not help, use NETMON or some other tool to capture the packets on the wire at the time when trying to join one to the domain.

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I've just set up a new Server 2003 domain one of the our campus schools. First time I've set domain up from scratch, although I administer the one in our building. I've configured the server to be a Domain Controller, File Server and DHCP server (using the config of the old NT server as a reference). The DNS server is on a seperate server here which I have pointed to (again using the NT config as a reference).
My problem is that it is taking the XP machines (XP pro, SP2) between 4 and 6 minutes to log on. It seems to get stuck on the 'loading personal settings' part. I've disabled the GPOs I was trying to use (trying because despite being linked and enabled it doesn't seem to be taking affect). So now it is just an XP machine logging onto a domain and shouldn't be inheriting any policy settings from anywhere.

Any ideas anyone?


A:Solved: Slow Logon to domain

Never mind, sussed it. Had to add forward lookup zone to DNS server

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Hi, when I try to logon to Yahoo Messenger it either times out or takes a very long time to connect.
The problem just started couple of days ago. I've ran various spyware cleaners and Norton Corp. No problems found
Could someone look at my HiJackThis log, please.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:10:33 AM, on 6/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Micro Innovations\Laser Travel Mouse\mouse32a.exe
C:\Program Files\RALINK\RT2500 Wireless LAN Card\Installer\WINXP\RaConfig2500.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Desktop\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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I'm running Windows XP sp 2, latest updates. It takes about 3-5 minutes to log on. I've checked for virus and spyware and my system looks clean. The long logon time isn't new. I've been having this issue for several months and I've just got around to investigating it.

I checked the event log and I noticed the following errors.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: NetBT
Event Category: None
Event ID: 4311
Date: 8/26/2006
Time: 1:34:29 PM
User: N/A
Computer: D5Z2N211
Initialization failed because the driver device could not be created.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 58 00 ......X.
0008: 00 00 00 00 d7 10 00 c0 ....?..?
0010: 13 01 00 00 34 00 00 c0 ....4..?
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7001
Date: 8/26/2006
Time: 1:35:39 PM
User: N/A
Computer: D5Z2N211
The Trend Micro Proxy Service service depends on the Trend Micro TDI Driver service which failed to start because of the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7026
Date: 8/26/2006
Time: 1:36:10 PM
User: N/A
Computer: D5Z2N211
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A:Slow logon - errors in event log

Do any of these seem to apply

unused network adapter
remote access service (go to my pc, pc anywhere)

the tmtdi is also trend micro. the netbt has some association with the trend micro, not much though. perhaps a re-install of trendmicro would be a fix or check the settings closely for a component that is disabled but it's service is still set to start, perhaps an incorrect path to an executable in msconfig or services.msc

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I am cleaning up a PC that took at least 10 minutes to startup and was running real slow.

I have cleaned it with Adaware (Found my first 10 TAC Rated Spyware) and Spybot I managed to clean the machine and the real reson for its slowness is that it is a Pemntium 3 500 with 128MB SDRAM running Windows XP Home.

Once I stuck a spare 256MB SDRAM stick in it it is now pretty quick well as quick as can be expected.

AFter doing a little more cleaning up I have now caused a problem in that the machine boots up loads 15 processes then stops if I leave it long enough 10 minutes or so it eventualy finishes loading. When I used MSCONFIG and selected diagnostic startup it loads super fast, obviously there is a process or startup which is now having trouble loading.

I set a few Restore points along the way so I`ll try a restore.

Two things that where causing trouble was that when the machine boots even though it has two users only one is shown at the Login Screen and this is not the normal XP Boot Screen simply a box with one user name in it (The Administrator) you can substitute this for the other limited user and the machine will still boot. When you hit return though a message comes up saying Please Wait while the Wireless subsystem attempts to associate, authenticate and resolve DHCP for your wireless 802.1x network.

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A:Xp Slow Startup & Strange Logon

OK Noone seems to have responded to this message but that`s no problem as I have managed to fix the issues mentioned.

I uninstalled McAffee and replaced it with AVGFree, Adaware & Spybot.
Restored the normal XP Welcome screen by running a Fast Switching disable script from Kelly`s corner, but had to run a Netsh Winsock Fix at the command prompt to reinstate Networking.

All is now sweet as a nut.



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Hi, I would appreciate any suggestions etc. I've got Win7 64 bit Home user premium on a Compaq Presario Cq61 Laptop. Bootup is reasonable in terms of time and log on screen appears reasonably quickly. The welcome screen takes 1 minute before going to the desktop. After that it runs really slow for about 5 minutes. There is a lot of disc activity but I don't know what service, etc is causing it. I de fragged, run system file checker, used MS config to ensure only 6 startup items and turned off numerous services but still can find out what is running in the background for so long. After 5 mins the machine runs well. I do use Avast anti virus and it loads a definition file on startup. I disabled that setting to manual update only but it made no difference. I don't use any other anti virus. Any ideas how to deal with this?

A:Win 7 running slow after logon for over 5 minutes

Is this the factory preinstall with the bloatware and duplicate utilities which have much better versions built into Win7? This is a corrupt install to begin with which throttles Win7.

If so I would Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following the steps to get a perfect install to enjoy win7 native performance.

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I run XP Home Ed SP2 on my home pc. Myself and my wife have user accounts.
When i login to my account it takes for ever for the desktop to appear and all the automatic programs etc to start up (i use sophos antivirus & EZ Firewall). I cant even get taskmanager to appear until everything has loaded. I have to go for a smoke while waiting for it to finish.
My wifes login however is instantaneous - everything appears quickly and ready to go in no time.
I dont understand this - i assumed the same programs were running cos they are installed on the psame pc.
Is there a program i can run to show me what is loading from the log on screen so i can compare between the two user accounts?
or can anyone suggest something to quicken mine up?
any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated

A:After Logon Pc Very Slow On 1 User Account

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Hi Everyone,
I have searched high and low, and tried everything I can think of but I cannot for the life of me figure out why logging in to my windows 2000 advanced server box takes approx. 10-15 min(!!). This is so unbelieveably painful to deal with.

After entering my username and password in the login box, the screen is cleared and only the mouse is visible, switching in between the standard cursor and the cursor with an hourglass for about 10-15 minutes.

This not only happens from remote connections but when logging in locally as well. It appears to be due to some process which is occurring right after windows is loaded. I say this because I can see the disk activity light on during this entire 10-15 min. period. If I let the machine boot up and sit there for the 10-15 minute period my login takes the expected short time so this seems to be due to some process which is loaded on boot, not on login.

I do have about 5,000 fonts in my winnt/fonts directory. I had read somewhere that certain processes searching for fonts can take a long time at start up but I tried the given solution of adding the fonts directory to my path environment variable but that had no effect.

If anyone has any idea what could be causing this problem please let me know! Also, if you have any suggesstions for methods of detecting which process is causing this delay that would be helpful. I have been struggling with this for quite some time. It is especially painful because I have also been strug... Read more

A:Extremely slow login(logon) (w2k server)

Hi thelaster,

I run servers installed with the same OS as yours for my job : I never met this kind of problem. Once a week, I backup the logs and I empty the different caches.
Maybe your system needs a good cleaning followed by a defrag. I suggest you to have a try.

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Hi. I've got a problem that has got me completely baffled. I've got 3 Windows XP Pro machines connecting to a Windows 2000 domain server. They all logon, but it takes probably 2 full minutes to get to the desktop after the logon screen. It sits at "Applying your personal settings" screen for what seems like forever and then finally gets to the desktop. I've checked the firewall settings for the network connection and it is disabled. I've reconfigured the server back to all default settings on group policy and the like. Nothing seems to help. Anyone else seen this or experienced this? Thanks for any info.

BTW, I've got SP2 installed on the server and the xp machines are brand new and updated.

A:Windows XP and slow logon to 2000 server

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My laptop is provided by work and along with ~100 other staff all have the same image installed.

IT support don't seem overly concerned with the very slow bootup times & other similar problems. I suspect due to the excessive number of programs they have preinstalled (60GB on a 100GB disk) most of which are unlikely to be used, plus conflicts etc.

Does the hijackthis log file show anything that I can throw back at IT support & get things working better.

thanks in advance

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:36:05 PM, on 6/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient Mini\acachsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient Mini\accoca.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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Hi all,

I use my work laptop as my personal machine. When I logon away from the domain it takes about 3 minutes of the verbose message "waiting for user profile service" before it will show the desktop. Any ideas how to change the time out period for how long it waits to find the DC before continuing the logon process?

I was a sys admin in a previous life but now a systems engineer and haven't had to meddle with this kind of group policy or local windows settings in a few years and google hasn't returned anything meaningful.

Thanks in advance.

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