I have the same slow login on two computers with Windows 7 RTM. One is a dual core Dell Latitude D620 laptop with 3 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. The other is a quad core Dell desktop with 6 GB of RAM. The peculiar thing about my problem is that it always takes 30 seconds for the Welcome screen to disappear regardless of the computer. Also, on the laptop, I have the Pandora gadget installed and it will start playing music about 12-15 seconds after I have entered the password but it still takes the full 30 seconds before the Welcome screen goes away. It is as if the Welcome screen is waiting for something to happen before it shows the desktop and it times out after 30 seconds.
On the desktop, it has happened under the following installation sequences (I've started from scratch reinstalling Windows 7 several times):
- Fresh install of Windows 7, join to domain, setup domain account as a local admin, install Office 2007 Pro from domain account
- Fresh install of Windows 7, install Office 2007 Pro as local admin, join to domain, setup domain account as a local admin, restore settings from Windows 7 RC using Windows Easy Transfer
It is also worth pointing out that this problem only affects my domain account and not other domain accounts or the local admin account. In both of the above scenarios, it was after the last action that the slow login problem started. I have also tried my domain account on a coworker's laptop running Windows 7 RTM and I did not have any problems, so it doesn't seem to be an issue with my domain account. I don't have a login script and I am not using roaming profiles.
Any ideas or things to try would be appreciated.