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Windows 7: Black screen delay before welcome screen and after

31 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Black screen delay before welcome screen and after


I would like to fix this problem, In short, I have been uninstalling itunes and recently performed system restore, a few times and I dont remember having this problem before system restore. There is a few second (10-20) before and after the welcome screen which loads the desktop. The only culprit I can think of is the system restore.

I am currently using the most recent system restore and no luck at all.

Edit once windows has finished everything runs smoothly

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

In my experience with my own machines, it's pretty common for Windows to do that. It's a pause for Windows to load background software before activating the Desktop Window Manager. If it's really a concern, you could look in the Event Log and see if there are any errors on bootup. It might help you to zero in on a cause.

My guess is that iTunes left something behind on the uninstall, and Windows is looking for associated files to load and not finding them. But as I said, it's only a guess.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I see but what is the best way to remove unnecessary files from iTunes that I might not need. I have already disabled iTunes at start up and some services as well as installing the ones I don't need such as Bonjour
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