When booting my computer into XP pro, it takes forever. Network
devices and various other things don't start. Went to services and
discovered that the RPC service just stays starting and never starts.
I cannot even get into any logs to see what the problem is nor make it
stop to try to start it manually. Is there a procedure to stop the
service while its starting? I've let it sit for more than an hour
hoping it would error out or something. I've read that Notron 2003
can be a problem but I cannot uninstall it because RPC won't start
therefore the windows installer service won't either. Can't seem to
get into or find system restore either. Any other suggestions to work
around this. It boots into safe mode OK, and also into win98 OK. I
really don't wanna reinstall, is this my only hope? Where is the
proper log file for finding why the service won't start, like I said
it never errors out just 'starting'.
thanks in advance for any help!