Logon to network only works after a cold boot.

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I'm wondering what would cause a person's network logon to fail consistently after a reboot but succeed after a cold boot. This person's computer locks up frequently, and it apparently is due to a hardware problem. The computer will be replaced, so my question is not about the lockup. However, when the computer locks up the user reboots and has trouble logging on to the network. After shutting the computer completely down and powering back on, she can log on. Windows 2003 network, single domain, Active Directory-integrated DNS. Windows XP OS on the desktop.

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The problem is more than likely the NIC card failing and when doing a reboot the card is still powered by the pc when you do a cold start it flushes memory completely and more than likely powers off your NIC

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  • Serendipity
    Thanks for this suggestion. We're going to try changing out the NIC card in the PC.
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  • Vurbal
    I agree that it's most likely the NIC. In fact I've had 2 PCs with the same problem and that's what it was.
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