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Windows 7: W7 Not Getting Past "Welcome" Screen

23 Sep 2014   #1
sdlangford

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
W7 Not Getting Past "Welcome" Screen

I have W7 Home Premium and my PC started acting strange this morning.

It would not get past the Windows "welcome" screen after I entered my password.

I had to power off using the power button and after a few attempts it got past the "welcome" screen.

But after a restart the same problems occur.

This is my only PC so would like to get this fixed if I can.

I have not added any software recently, only windows updates.

The last piece of hardware installed were game joysticks which I plug in and out as required.

And a USB powered hub which again has nothing plugged in at the moment.

Any help appreciated.

Regards

Simon


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23 Sep 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

You could try a System Restore at boot. See OPTION TWO in this Tutorial - This can be handy if you cannot startup Windows 7:

System Restore

Read the Information, Note and Warning texts so you know how this works.
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23 Sep 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

If System Restore cannot take you back to a working configuration, try a few Startup REpairs from the same System Recovery Options list, then continue with the other steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

These steps try everything possible leading up to if necessary rescuiing your files to run Factory Recovery if applicable, or do the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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29 Sep 2014   #4
sdlangford

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for all the replies.

I followed all the instructions and still W7 randomly hangs at the welcome screen.

It has only occurred once in last 6 days.

Its as though W7 is looking for or waiting for something to load ?

Simon
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29 Sep 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

Run a few Startup Repair s,

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to check it over thoroughly.

If necessary run a Repair Install
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