Posted 06 July 2009 - 13:26
I was hoping you guys could shed some light on an issue I am having when coming up with a new build for our machines.
We have been creating a cutdown version of XP Pro SP3 using nlite, which we originally removed Desktop Cleanup Wizard. This caused a whole host of issues, the main one been System Properties taking an age to load up. After some googling, we found it to be the desktop cleanup wizard.
We then went back to our first tier, and re-created our nlite disk, which included the Desktop Cleanup Wizard. After much testing, the issue appeared to be resolved.
Just before completing the build, I ran one last Windows update. After 53 updates were applied, the issue returned. Now when you load up system properties, you will wait around 40 seconds for it to appear (with a lot of HDD activity). It then loads up. This will now be instant until you reboot.
I have read various articles on internet that are pointing to re-registering shell32, which didn't work. So I can only assume it's one of the updates. Has any one had the same problem, or heard of this error?