I normally have a quick splash/log-in sequence ever since my first installation of Win 7 until recently. Last night I switched system locale for the first time in order for me to read some garbled text and as I expected the splash and log-in took a while to load perhaps due to switching to another language pack. I didnt do anything or make integral/trivial changes to the system files or apps and I didnt hook up the net the whole time, just read a few text then save them in unicode. When I was done I switched system locale back to english, the log-in process also took a bit while. But now, everytime I enter splash/log in it also took the same time as if I switched languages. I'm reliving my Vista days all over again and its not very pleasant! Please help... anyone?