I have narrowed my Vista woes this week to two. Hopefully someone who has solved them will happen upon this post.
I have been battling Vista on our new notebook systems and our domain network for about a month now. Here's the two problems this week.
One, there is a very long delay after the Alt+Ctrl+Del page appears. For example, the screen reading "Press Alt+Ctrl+Del" to logon arrives on your screen. You click the corresponding keys and nothing happens. You wait. You try again. You wait. Eventually the system's whims decide to forward you to your logon screen where you can enter your User Name and Password. But in the meantime, you're beating your head against the wall. I have searched the net repeatedly on this, but have only found reference to a 10-second delay -- ours definitely seems longer -- and the references all seem to relate to the beta version of Vista. Anyway, that's problem number one.
Problem 2, a user's computer is locked for whatever reason, wheter done manually or automatically based on time away from the computer. When she puts her cursor in the password box and types, nothing appears. Bottom-line, she cannot enter her password. It's almost like a keyboard error, wherein the operating system won't respond. However, it is obviously not a keyboard error, in that the user had been using the keyboard after booting without issue until the computer was locked.
I've gotten past my violent hate of this operating system I think . . . maybe . . . but I still find it to be the most glitchy and most particular version of Windows ever, especially in relation to using it as part of a domain network.
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