But the cause? Not so much. I usually create a new user account and test if the problem is system wide.
Do that first and if it works in the new account, it's the old "corrupt profile" issue. Sadly, Microsoft's fix is amazing. Read https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14039/windows-7-fix-corrupted-user-profile
So basically when I boot up my PC, it takes about a minute or so before explorer loads up. My PC boots up with a black screen where I can see my mouse only and a black background with nothing on it, I can use CTRL+ALT+DELETE and open task manager from there and launch explorer manually but it doesn't save me any time. Does anyone know what can cause this? I've had this for a few weeks now and I have no idea what could possibly be the cause of it.
I'm currently on Windows 7 Professional SP1. Thanks in advance.