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Windows 7: Very long startup + temporary account issue


06 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Very long startup + temporary account issue

Been having some problems with a laptop and it kind of just appeared out of nowhere. When it boots up, everything starts fine but when the Welcome screen appears, it just hangs there for 15-20 minutes. After that, it says I am logged into a temporary account. However, my name is still displayed on the start menu and I am the only user listed. If I try to log off or switch users, I'm back to the welcome screen waiting for 15 minutes.

I've tried going into safe mode and the same error is displayed about me being on a temporary account.

Any suggestions?

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06 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sounds like it could be virus related so you might want to run a full scan in Safe Mode.

Malwarebytes will do a good job for you.

Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download
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06 Sep 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Agreed seavixen, I'd download Super AntiSpyware too (links in my sig) and run both consecutively. Please update the definitions for both first.

You can login to your regular account and try to delete the temporary one. Control Panel/User Accounts.
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06 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I just used both spybot s&d as well as malwarebytes and both came up with no problems. Would super antispyware pick up something the other two programs didn't? When I try to log off or look at the user accounts in control panel, it lists me on my main account but on startup, an error says I'm on the temporary account.

Any other suggestions that could fix this problem?
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06 Sep 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes SAS may find something different, and uninstall SpyBot. It was great with XP and earlier but wreaks havoc in Windows 7.

Were you able to delete the temp account?
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06 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Only other thing short term I can suggest is a system restore to a point before the problem occurred as the virus scan hasn't showed anything up.

In case it's a user account that's corrupted you could create a new one, and then delete the other two.
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