I have Windows XP Professional on a windows 2000 Server domain network. When the computer starts up, before it displays the logon/welcome screen, it takes quite a bit of time to on "preparing network connections". After I type in my password, it can take up to 30 seconds (sometimes less) on "applying you personal settings". I just can't believe this is normal. I also noticed that in event viewer, the system log has entries from w32time saying that it cannot find a domain controller to synchronize with, which makes no sense because it finds my W2k server to process my credentials. Any help would be great.