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Windows 7: 'Welcome' screen after entering password hangs for 15 seconds


30 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit (home)
 
 
'Welcome' screen after entering password hangs for 15 seconds

I recently re-formatted my hard-drive and re-installed windows 7. There were some problems, so I did it again. Both times I've had this issue...

When I turn on my laptop and windows 7 boots up everything's fine up until I type in my password to log in. The 'welcome' screen stays there for nearly a good 15 seconds, when before it would only be there for about a second at most. If I log out and log back in again the welcome screen only stays there for about a second again, so this is a problem with only the first time logging in.

I've googled this a little bit and I don't have a solid colour background at all.

I'm going to try disabling all startup services and programs to see if one of those is the problem but while I do this I'd like to know if anyone would know how to solve this slightly annoying problem. ( EDIT: The problem still stands with all services and programs disabled)

Thanks to everybody in advance! All help is greatly appreciated!

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31 Jan 2011   #2

 

Once the screen finally loads after the 15 sec delay, do you have Disk errors in the 'system' Event Logs?
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31 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit (home)
 
 

No, I don't. :/
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31 Jan 2011   #4

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

15 seconds is awfully close to a service network timeout. If you release your IP (if you are on dhcp), unplug the network cable, and then reboot - does it also wait 15 seconds?
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31 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 bit (home)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
15 seconds is awfully close to a service network timeout. If you release your IP (if you are on dhcp), unplug the network cable, and then reboot - does it also wait 15 seconds?
I just tried it, it still waits for the 15 seconds
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31 Jan 2011   #6

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

OK. Does it happen if you let the system wait for 60 seconds after displaying the logon screen before attempting to logon?
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31 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 64 bit (home)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
OK. Does it happen if you let the system wait for 60 seconds after displaying the logon screen before attempting to logon?
Hmm, I guy I found told me to try this
How to speed up boot process under Windows Vista or Windows 7 - MSFN

And initially I thought that too so I tested it, it still hung up on the welcome screen after leaving it for a few minutes.

Now it's much much faster, so I guess this topic can be closed
Thanks for the input, it was greatly appreciated nonetheless!
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