Windows could not connect to the group policy Client. Fun error. It really makes a mess. In my case near San Diego the PC was unstable, crashed and locked up after about 2 minutes. In safe mode, FYI, it ran fine.I found this fix. I had to struggle with it a bit, but after following these instructions, got the service running again!Fix:Press Windows+R key and typeregedit and click okGo toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesgpsvc – ADDED – be sure to take ownership and full rights for the administrators of the PC in order to delete. I had to fight this a little bit.Right click on the key and EXPORT it to desktop.Right click on key and delete it from registry(not desktop)Downloadgpsvc.reg – it’s in the MCW-DB – (_UtilitiesRegistry Fixes)Launch it and click YES, reboot and the service should be running.*Kurt Rein* 619 255-1215 Office San Diego Computer Repair