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Windows 7: Slow Logon...Black screen...Icons refresh!! Win7 64BIT

13 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 10 Pro X64

The boot log you provided doesn't help as it has no time stamps so there is no way to tell where the time is being spent.

You did the memory test and the hard drive test and all is well?

I notice you have an odd amount of ram. How is it installed? By that I mean how many ram modules and what are their sizes.

As cyclic mentioned, this could be a graphics card/chip problem. DO you have the latest drivers installed?

What is the make and model number of your computer?

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14 Apr 2012   #12

windows 7 home premium x64

Hi Rich,

Yes I have all the latest drives installed... tested my ram and hard drive and no problems there! I would think it it was a hardware problem I would get some beeps during post boot! My RAM configuration is as follows
Slot 1: 2GB
Slot 2: 2GB
Slot 3: 1GB
Slot 4: 2GB

Cant see this being the problem but I may be wrong.... Windows is seeing the RAM ok and using it fine.... My graphics card seems ok as I play games using it and no crashes or overheating... It may just be Windows buddy...It's always been a buggy OS anyway.... Might go over to Linux or Apple :) Thanks for all your suggestions tho.... more would be welcome as I do like getting to the bottom of a problem.... Oh my PC.... I built it myself so nothing official as in make like (Packard bell) or anything like that :) Just this blank black screen when I log in... and my icons refreshing...the waiting and the overall problem does irritate me

Thanks again
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14 Apr 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

From your board's manual:
Slow Logon...Black screen...Icons refresh!! Win7 64BIT-capture.jpg
If any of your 2GB modules are identical, install one in each of the yellow or black slots and leave the others out. AMD has issues running 4 slots populated at best and with a rogue 1GB in there it can't be helpful.

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14 Apr 2012   #14

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

Also download Soluto, intall and reboot. It should open up at the next boot (if it doesn't open it manually) and you should be able to see what programs are taking up most of the time..
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14 Apr 2012   #15

windows 7 home premium x64

Ok I've done the RAM thing rich...not doing anything any different...still getting the same problem...... Ezio just going though the set up of Soluto...I'll post back results :)
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14 Apr 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Did you check the RAM for being identical?
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14 Apr 2012   #17

windows 7 home premium x64

Did you check the RAM for being identical? yes I did I had two identical pieces of RAM the others not the same....anyway I tested it and with just the identical and I still got the same problem


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14 Apr 2012   #18
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

OK, if you have 1 2GB ram stick in each yellow or black slot, perhaps someone will be along to give better help.
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15 Apr 2012   #19

windows 7 home premium x64
Wasn't being funny


Wasn't being funny buddy, just posting results of what I had done further to ideas put forward to me on this group! Sorry if I came across the wrong way mate.

I have tested my hardware
Flashed my BIOS
Checked my RAM
Checked my Hard drive
Changed the RAM about ( using only Identical RAM)..... But my problem persists!

I have a feeling that I have some sort of 0 day root kit or other nasty on my system... I have found two within the last two weeks and they seem to be deep in my system.

I had Zone alarm security suite on my system and it didn't notice a thing!

This week I have used two different antimalware scanners...that being superantispyware and ad aware and they both found different bits of computer low life that have the ability to use some sort of in memory dll injection techniques....!! they can inject themselves into legitimate running processes on my system.. I know a little about exploits as I'm just in the process of learning how to use metasploit for an upcoming course I'm taking....and the good ones are hard to detect..... I think I have something in my system ( a root kit?) and I've done all the basics as in scanning for malware in safe mode to checking my netstat command to see if any unusual outgoing connections are present...but most important keeping my system patched.... I have found my mouse cursor moving around sometimes and the slow logon seems like some sort of process is trying to kick in and start up...once my computer is logged in its all running fine!! after about 3-4 mins..... Anyway hope someone has had the same problems

Thanks for all your input
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15 Apr 2012   #20
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

No buddy, I was just saying I had no further ideas to try.
you may be on to something about root kits though. Throw a full Malwarebytes scan at it too if you haven't, try in Safe Mode as well after you update MBAM. I have a link below my sig for the free one.
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