Hey folks. I had this issue with a previous installation of windows 7 and fixed it, but i have NO IDEA where that answer is on the internet, or how I got to it.
I just reinstalled (the same build) Windows 7 Ultimate because i was getting gunked up with stuff, so a fresh install is nice.
Anyhow, i know the problem is not a drivers or build issue.
When i type my password to login AND/OR ctrl+alt+del, i get a black screen for 10-15 seconds.
i remember the fix being something very simple, but i dont remember what it is.
i searched the forums already and havent found my solution, so maybe you can help.
again, its not a driver/build issue, but as far as i remember just a simple fix.
also, im not using a solid color as background. thanks!