User Profile Doesn't Load, get Blank Desktop

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
July 15, 2010 at 15:06:14
Specs: Windows XP
I work in a IT Department and yesterday we had a wide spread problem on our XP boxes.
When a user logs in, it looks as though their desktop doesn't load. No Icons appear and you just get a cursor but no right click ability or Ctrl Alt Delete function as if Explorer.exe is not running
After playing around with it, we noticed as soon as we disconnected the cat 5 cable from the NIC that the user profile immediately started to load and we could reconnect the network cable and things worked normally.
We scanned for Virus (Symantec End Point) and Malware (Malwarebytes) and found nothing. This has happend on different V-Lans on our network as well as different centers throughout the country not just at the corporate office.
We are on a 2003 Server, Active Directory enrivonment, with no roaming profiles. Any ideas?

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July 17, 2010 at 14:38:43
Corrupted User profiles or path on the server?

Or possibly a bad switch or firewall.

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July 21, 2010 at 01:11:06
Perhaps this hotfix from Microsoft can help. Please let me know.

Please let us know if it worked.

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July 21, 2010 at 04:04:51
Have you tried:

gpupdate /force on one client?

It sounds similar to this:

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July 22, 2010 at 19:19:32
Actually none of those were the cause. We use a program by Passlogix called V-GO Self Service Password Reset. Basically, it allows you to reset you own password at the login prompt so you don't have to call IT to have your AD password reset. We bounced that server and the problem went away those users were able to load their profiles after that. Weird.

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