XP stalls when changing user

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i've recently installed Windows XP professional.... on my laptop.
and created 3 users: Admin, UserA and UserB.
But when a logout from one user, and login as another... XP becomes amazingly slow (my old Pentium 90MHz is faster).

Any ideas on what the problem might be :?: :!:
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do you preform a full logout or just a switch user?
also how much of your ram is being taken up by background programs?
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tjis happens everytime i change user, switch ou logout-login.
about background programs... i don't have many... but i'll check.



checked, but i didn't find any program that was using much memory.

one thing i have noticed is that when i change user, it doesn't load the system tray programs correctly....
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microft.pt wrote:
tjis happens everytime i change user, switch ou logout-login.
about background programs... i don't have many... but i'll check.



checked, but i didn't find any program that was using much memory.

one thing i have noticed is that when i change user, it doesn't load the system tray programs correctly....


i love that.

let me check


i checked
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i posted the first part, and later after i checked, i came back and edited the post, adding the second part :P
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microft.pt wrote:
one thing i have noticed is that when i change user, it doesn't load the system tray programs correctly....


Not sure why it is slow when you change, but as far as the system tray, each user has their own profile. If they make any modifications to it, the whole appearance of the desktop, what appears in the sys tray etc could vary. There is a way to assign a specific profile to all users so that everyone gets the same thing, but off the top of my head I can't remember how to do it.
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are you running this on a network? sounds like it's trying to
find a dns server on the network and is unable to.

My first guess, however, is that when you first create a new
profile it is kind of slow because it's creating a whole new
profile system in c:\documents & settings. This is not a small
amount of files, so that might be it...saying that it was the first
time loading into the user. But it doesn't sound that's the case.
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this happens everytime I change user, not just the first.
I am on a network, but i configured the ips and dns's manually, i'm not using dhcp-client
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hmm....this is one of those tough things that's hard to figure
out without sitting in front of it....have to ponder some more
possibilities. Anything else you can tell us about the problem
or the environment??

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