cannot connect to group policy client services

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stuck
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cannot connect to group policy client services

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This error does not seem to be a problem if your account is an admin account. It has appeared on and off for years when my mother's Win 8.1 laptop boots up.

Today I discovered that Win 8.1 has the infamous 'fast startup' feature. I've disabled it now and having done so, for the first time in quite a while this error did not appear when the machine booted.

Time will tell if this was a coincidence or an actual fix for the error.

Ken

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Re: cannot connect to group policy client services

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It might well be the fix needed. Fast Startup causes nothing but troubles; I don't know what the developers had been smoking when they decided to make it default.
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The error didn't appear this morning either so perhaps it has helped.

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:thumbup:
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Re: cannot connect to group policy client services

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Whenever a strange problem occurs on an 8.1 or 10 machine, the first thing I have the user do is disable Fast Startup. It is notorious for causing weird happenings.
Joe