Windows 2000 Hangs at "Preparing Network Connections" Screen on Multiple-Processor Computers

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SYMPTOMS
Windows 2000 may stop responding (hang) on multiple-processor computers during startup when the "Preparing Network Connections" screen is displayed. When this problem occurs, you may find the following entry in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\AuditBaseObjects: REG_DWORD = 1
CAUSE
There behavior may be caused by an infinite loop when the AuditBaseObjects registry value is set to 1.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date       Time  Version        Size     File name   ---------------------------------------------------   6/22/2000  9:30  5.0.2195.2096  492,816  Lsasrv.dll				

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
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Article ID: 266132 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 20:45:56 - Revision: 3.4

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