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Windows Vista Welcome Screen Hangs

by darknightz0117 / March 16, 2009 9:46 AM PDT

For some reason, my welcome screen is acting quite peculiarly. It used to be that I could simply type in my password, press enter, and the Welcome Screen would appear instantly, and then my laptop desktop would load in a matter of seconds. Now, when I type in my password and press enter, it remains on the password screen for quite a long time before the Welcome Screen shows. At that point, it takes another few seconds until my desktop loads. Does anyone have a solution, or suggestions?

I run on a HP Pavilion dv6607nr Entertainment Notebook PC with Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. I have 4 GB of RAM installed, with an AMD Athlon(tm)64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-53 1.70 GHz. The graphics card installed is a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M. Thanks in advance for all your help!

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Have you checked your Startup items?
by John.Wilkinson / March 16, 2009 10:46 AM PDT

Look under the Startup tab in msconfig (press Windows + R and enter msconfig into the Run box) and disable anything that is unnecessary. Applications which are set to start at system boot rather than a particular user login can, in particular, cause delay at that point.


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yes I have =/
by darknightz0117 / March 16, 2009 1:20 PM PDT

Thanks for checking this out and offering help. That was the first thing i turned to. My startup is very very basic; I haven't made any changes to it, before or after this problem started. It's been the same for about... 4 months now. This problem appeared two and a half months ago.

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Vista Welcome screen stuck
by PCMAGICYATTON / September 7, 2010 12:21 AM PDT


CTRL-ALT-DELETE gives you the task manager which will allow you into the PC desktop. Go to Control pannel and creat a new user id. This will recreate the corrupt files that prevent windows startup.


Job Done !!

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