First, because I've seen the problem occur when a large HOSTS file is used, please click on Start-Run, then type services.msc, then click on OK. When the Services window pops up, scroll down to the "DNS Client" entry, RIGHT click on it, choose "Properites", then use the drop down menu next to the "Startup Type", to select "Manual", then click on Apply, then OK. Restart the computer and see if that helps. It will only fix the issue if a large HOSTS file is being used on the machine.
Next, download, install, update, then run ALL of the free spyware removal tools from the links below. Delete ALL spyware found:
Hi...I'm trying to figure out whats wrong with my little brother's computer. It running on windows 2000 - pentium pro 450 MHz - 192MB system RAM.
When I start it up, it takes about 10 minutes to come to the log on screen and when I put in the user name and password, I get a message saying "the domain is not available"...not sure how to go about fixing anything when I can't log in. Should I just reformat it? Any ideas?