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Windows 7 Startup Delay Before Login Screen

Q: Windows 7 Startup Delay Before Login Screen

I just reinstalled Windows 7/64 Home Premium and all of the software I need on my ASUS A53E laptop (Pentium 2.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM). I am not sure when it happened as I had several reboots that had to be done while installing my software and the Windows updates and I was multitasking with other things and I did not watch each boot-up, I would come back to my laptop with the Logon screen showing... but now I see that after the 'Starting Windows' screen when the animation of the Windows icon/logo finishes, I have a long period (about 45 seconds or so, I haven't timed it) where the screen is black with an active mouse icon and that's it... after the delay it goes to the Login Screen and starts fine after I enter my password. I have Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 and it has a few optimization tools with it and I've tried them but nothing helps. I have defragmented the hard drive, checked for errors via Windows tools and nothing helps. Ideas on how to fix this or a startup tool that can find out what's going on? Thanks!

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A: Windows 7 Startup Delay Before Login Screen

seems relatively normal, some computers tend to do that, just a normal part of booting up sometimes. 45 seconds seems pretty normal legnth for this sort of pause.

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Title I wanted to use: Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

For some reason I can't preview my post when I use this title: I have tried removing all the punctuation, including the &, which doesn't work and have tried other titles with the same character length, which does work.

Problem Begins Here:

When I turn on or restart my computer, the boot up time from the time I press the power button to the time the final icon on my desktop loads is slow. I am not too concerned about the time after my desktop is shown since I have several items to run at startup.

The two areas of concern are:

1) After the XP logo is shown, my screen goes black. This lasts for about 17 to 19 seconds. I don't know when this started as I rarely restart my computer. The problem is worse if I startup in Safe Mode. It's about 1 minute and 10 seconds before I see anything on the screen, and another 40 seconds before something else is shown on screen. Note: In order to not to have to waste time pressing F8 and choosing Safe Mode, I enter safe mode by specifying so in msconfig. The options I chose were /SAFEBOOT and Minimal.

2) After I login, there is a delay of about 30 to 45 seconds before the desktop is shown. Windows stays at the login confirmation screen during that time. This I feel has happened recently.

Boot Time Results tested using a stopwatch:

Normal Boot (i.e. Not Safe Mode):
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A:Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

Hi and welcome to TSF I have changed the title for you hope it is now ok.
Did you try running any diagnostics like seatools for dos on the HDD SeaTools for DOS tutorial

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This just happened recently..

I was booting up, and everything was fine
Typed in my password to get into XP, then when i entered my password , It hung at the Loading Personal settings...
then for like 15 - 25 seconds it will bring up the desktop
But only just the Wallpaper.. No Icons, Taskbar, Systray...
I tried so much stuff... Except when i used Boot Vis Tool
I did the driver delay boot up check thing.. and a Long bar suggested my Video Card was taking some time to load.. I really don't understand, since I've used the same drivers for the longest time..

Well any help would be greatly appreciated

System Specs:
Athlon 2800+ (barton Core)
768 megs DDR
Windows xp SP1a
Nvidia GeForce 4 MX440
160 gb Western Digi HD
120 gb Maxtor HD
Gigabyte KT600 Motherboard

Dj E-Mo

A:Windows XP Startup Delay after Login

Oh a correction...
It would eventually show the desktop icons and systray and taskbar, just after a long wait of look at my pretty wallapaper and the system ran smooth after a long boot up

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Hi all! I'm brand new here.

This is a new build from about 11/15. System was rock solid until about a month ago when I had a weird string of BSOD at login. I went through a bunch of hoops and finally got the system back to normalish, although I never really figured out what the problem was..

However, since then I intermittently have a delay just before the login screen shows. Most of the time it's fine, when it's not, it manifests as a black screen with just my mouse pointer hanging out in the void. This delay can be anywhere from ~30 seconds to ~5 minutes.

Any help is appreciated. Let me know what additional info you might need from me.

Stuff I have done:

Updated all drivers for my hardware that aren't marked as beta (there's a couple of those for my mobo)
Ran chkdsk (no errors)
Ran sfc /scannow (no errors)
Changed my DNS server settings and disable IPv6 (I forget what led me to believe that could be the culprit)
Took the overclock off my RAM

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things.. anyway.. thanks in advance for any help.


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Hi has anybody come up with a solution to the issue that I currently have with Windows 8.1 on a Virtual desktop:
The user logs in to the VM and everything looks ok until the welcome screen disappears and all they see is a black screen with a mouse pointer for up to 1 minute. Eventually the desktop will appear but the delay is just too long to be an acceptable delay.
due to the nature of it being a virtual machine, every time the user logs out the machine and local profiles are reset.

I have pinpointed that the problem is when the roaming profile is being cached in c:\users each time the user logs in which is the cause of the black screen delay. If as a test I allow the profile to stay cached then the subsequent log ins are less than
10 seconds with no black screen (even when rebooting the VM), however this is not an option as the VM is supposed to reset its state each time the user logs out (citrix vm).
This is not a Citrix problem as I am testing the VM via the console on VMWare before I even deployed it to Citrix. Initially I thought it was a VDA problem as it happens when deployed to Citrix however I realised it happens even when testing the master image
on VSphere.

So it appears on the surface to be a Windows 8.1 issue and from my tests it appears to have something to do with the caching of the profile to c:\users on login... The roaming profiles are only 3mb in size so why it takes so darn long is a mystery.
Windows 7 VM's do not have this problem at all, i... Read more

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I t takes approximately 5 minutes from the time I start my computer to get to the Windows startup screen. Checked for malware and viruses and system appears to be clean. I am using an HP e9270f with 8 Gbs of ram and Windows 7 Home Premium. Can anybody help me with this problem? Get tired staring into space while waiting to start Windows

A:Long delay from opening screen to Windows 7 startup screen

What all is being started at start up?

What AV programs are you running?

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Hi guys, new to the forum but wondered if anyone around here could help me with a little problem I am having. I have recently (last Thursday morning) reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium on my Dell XPS 16 and I have noticed since doing this it will lag at the splash screen on startup for 30-40 seconds before carrying on to the Welcome Screen. Obviously this isn't very long to wait but it is definitely longer than it was before the reinstall which is surely a bit strange no? I also seem to have a little bit more of a delay when shutting down the computer as it stays on the shutting down screen for a while longer but this seems to be a bit more inconsistent than the delay on startup.

I have trawled the internet and various websites looking for answers but nothing seems to make a difference. I ran startup in diagnostic mode and it still took just as long but startup in safe mode didn't have the same delay. I would appreciate it if anybody had any ideas about how to solve this as although it's not a serious problem, it is rather annoying? I also accept that this could just generally happen to my laptop as it has got older and it is nearly 4 years old (in January 2014).


A:Windows 7 splash screen delay at startup

Check what programs you have listed at start up. Type sys.conf in the search slot above the Windows Orb & when it opens select Startup. The only program you really need here is your Anti Virus so you can untick the others. Just untick them don't select disable. When you untick them a date will appear next to each item.

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Hi, I want to know if there's a way to force Windows (7, Starter) to wait until all the startup programs are running before the user can log in.
Thank you!

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I put Windows 7 on my Dell XPS m1330 last month because I was so sick and tired of Vista. It's been running great! But all of a sudden last week I have this problem with the logon screen. If I "lock" my computer, or turn it on from sleeping, the Windows 7 login background pops up, but it takes a good thirty seconds to a minute for my account picture to pop up with the password blank under it. I do not have ton of stuff running that would bog it down, no more than I had a while ago... It's really aggravating and I can't find any info online about this. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

A:Login Screen Delay?

Did it do this before?, as in straight after you installed W7?


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I posted before about a boot delay..
Well i tried everything. From
Windows Reapair to System restore
even manually configured my IP settings
I got my Hijack log, so if anyone sees something wrong
let me know..

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.5
Scan saved at 10:00:16 PM, on 11/10/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

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A:Bootup Delay after Login Screen pt 2

Umm, yeh umm this sounds suspeciaous to me
was is a program u installed?
Scan with norton AV, and see wats up.

Also download, update and scan with these 2 to make your computer hella faster:



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Hello guys! I know the Anniversary Update is still very new, but has anyone found a reg edit that takes away the delay time when you press enter on the login screen? Better yet, any way to skip having to press enter and get prompted for credentials immediately? Thanks!

A:Removing login screen delay time

Originally Posted by MKul7r4

Hello guys! I know the Anniversary Update is still very new, but has anyone found a reg edit that takes away the delay time when you press enter on the login screen? Better yet, any way to skip having to press enter and get prompted for credentials immediately? Thanks!

You could use the auto login method......if your the only user on your PC.
Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

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After the Starting Windows screen a blank black screen with a cursor that I can move pops up that lasts a minute (shouldn't happen with SSD, used to be ~10 second boot). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal and everything works as normal. This doesn't happen when I boot into safe mode.

I attached a list of start up services, installs, and scheduled tasks, along with my latest boot log.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7: Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

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I'm running WinXP Home Edition SP2 on this one machine. Latest updates from Microsoft. I have systematically updated my hardware drivers in an attempt to solve this problem, including Nvdia's drivers just this afternoon.

I'm seeing this behavior where the system will reboot okay, except there is an INCREDIBLY LONG delay between when the WinXP splash screen shows up and when the user login screen appears. By that time, my flat panel has decided nothing is happening soon, and has turned itself off, so to check that login is available I usually have to move my mouse.

I have tried to systematically track this thing down, including worrying that my hard drive or IDE were going and being really careful about backups, and buying a replacement hard drive in hand. It does not appear the system is concluding C: drive is dirty. I have tried setting dirty scan time long and deliberately setting C: dirty, thinking that was a problem and I could intervene. Doesn't speed things up. I have tried going into Safe Mode and poking around, but I don't see what to look for, i.e., all seems okay. There are no special startup gizmos AFAIK and boot.ini looks pretty vanilla.

I thought maybe nothing was wrong and there was something amiss with the display or graphics card, but I have no consistent evidence of that.

The system returns, and is stable, it's just that this happens maybe a half hour or so later. I'm loathe to try different kinds of system combinations because of that.... Read more

A:long delay between WinXP splash and user login screen

Which company is ur pc? do u keep ur system up for days or like that? which antivirus u use? did u scan ur system with it?

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Windows 7 is booting normally and after I type my password in the login window the text 'welcome' shows up for 8 seconds or so. Then the screen fades to black. At this point, the only thing I see is the mouse pointer (which I can move). Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work (does not respond). This black screen lasts for about 40 seconds, then Windows finally progresses to the desktop. Before this problem occurred, Windows faded directly into the desktop after the 'welcome' text. Does anyone know how to solve this?

A while ago, I thought I had the solution to the 40 seconds delay by disabling the Workstation Service. But now I notice some things do not work anymore like filesharing via Hamachi or via standard Windows Networks, or joining a Domain. How can I fix the 40 seconds delay without disabling the workstation service?

Thanks in advance

A:Startup Delay after Welcome Screen

To confirm that it's something network-related, log in with the network cable unplugged and see if the issue goes away.

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Windows 7 is booting normally and after I type my password in the login window the text 'welcome' shows up for 8 seconds or so. Then the screen fades to black. At this point, the only thing I see is the mouse pointer (which I can move). Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work (does not respond). This black screen lasts for about 40 seconds, then Windows finally progresses to the desktop. Before this problem occurred, Windows faded directly into the desktop after the 'welcome' text. Does anyone know how to solve this?

A while ago, I thought I had the solution to the 40 seconds delay by disabling the Workstation Service. But now I notice some things do not work anymore like filesharing via Hamachi or via standard Windows Networks, or joining a Domain. How can I fix the 40 seconds delay without disabling the workstation service?

Additional info:
Logging in with/without the network cable does not make any difference.
When Workstation Service is enabled, after entering username and password, the icon in the upper left corner of the welcome screen disappears. But when the Workstation Service is disabled, the icon does not disappear. I don't know whether this is anyhow related to the problem, but I thought it was worth mentioning it.

Thanks in advance

A:Startup Delay after Welcome Screen

If you have a load of startup programs and space used up then the OS will act generally slower, especially at startup while loading the startup programs. Try freeing up some disk space.

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Hello friends,
This is my first post here
Its been maybe a month or 2 that i have installed my OS and A few days back i started experiencing this problem. Up till the welcome screen it takes about a minute or so. After the welcome screen there is a delay of 1min. The screen is black in color with a mouse pointer which i can move. Ctrl+Alt+Del does not work. The welcome screen too stays there for about 20s. But after it starts loading the desktop it takes less than 5s. Total boot time now is 2-3min. Considering the system specs, i think it a a little too much. Here is what i tried:
Boot into safe mode: No problem, Boots normally without delay.
Disabled unwanted startup programs in msconfig.
Updated my graphic driver: Still experiencing delay.
Unplugged the network and boot: Still experiencing delay.
Run Registry Clean with CCleaner.
Full Scan with Kaspersky AV
Full chkdsk and sfc/scannow: No Conflicts.
Now my concern is that before a few days it just stood there for 15 min and did not advance towards the desktop, i was unable to boot normally. I booted into safe mode which i don't know how allowed me to boot again. Now i can boot normally, but i want to solve this problem before it becomes big.
I cannot find any reason to this problem. There are only a few programs on the PC with a handful of games.

I don't want to reinstall my OS again so i hope you guys will help me.

A:Startup delay with blank screen...

Did you go into misconfig and on that first tab click the diagnostic startup option, and then reboot? Does it do the same thing? I had a similar problem that the only solution ended up being a complete reinstall. Can you remember doing anything differently that might have caused this problem?

Did you try a system restore? I would also suggest not running registry cleaners as they have a potential to break things if you aren't careful. Startup programs and automatic updates (updating from many programs including microsoft update) can potentially slow it down.

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My girlfriend has recently (August 09) purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium x64 edition pre-installed.

Everything was absolutely fine for a week or so, but now whenever the computer starts up, it goes through the welcome screen etc in normal time, then the screen goes black with a mouse pointer (which one can move freely), for about 1 - 2 minutes.

After these few minutes, the desktop loads perfectly fine. It would be okay, but it's a really new laptop and it's a little bit annoying. I've tried everything I can think of to sort it out, but I'm getting sick of it, so I need some help.

Here's a list of what I've tried:

Had a play with services.msc (I'm not an idiot, I know what I'm doing).Had a play with the msconfig startup services to remove AVG watchdog.Tried to load 'last known good configuration'.Tried some bootup stuff.Installed some original Dell software which I had removed.
There's still nothing and I'm starting to stress out. My girlfriend is at university now, and she's patient but it's not really fair on her to have to wait too long for her laptop to startup, because it's an amazing laptop!

Here are the specifications:

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (Service Pack 1)Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU T4200 (2.0GHz)4Gb DDR2 RAMATi Mobility Radeon HD4570 (512mb Dedicated)

A:Delay in Startup - Black Screen & Mouse Pointer


maybe video driver, screensaver, something in power config,

does it do the same in safe mode?

You might want to check event viewer to see if there is anything listed about the problem. check windows log, application and system.

You could reboot with logging enabled, then check the log
hope this helps


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Hey Everyone:

Recently installed Windows SP2, a new mobo (Asus K8N-E Deluxe), new graphics card (Geforce 6800 GT), and new CPU (Athlon 64 3400+). Everything works well, but one annoying problem: my computer delays at the "Windows is starting up..." screen before it gets to the log-ins. Delay meaning about 45 seconds or so. It never did this before, and I have nothing really running in the startup menu, so I'm wondering what the heck it is looking for. Any advice? It eventually gets going, but the delay is annoying. I got this upgrade so everything would run FASTER! Alas, my wife thinks I'm an ***** for upgrading now. Any help would be appreciated so I can tell her it was all worth it.

A:Windows XP Startup Delay

Tell your wife to chill and you too, what's a few seconds , as long as everything is working.
If you are really bugged .You can run a bootlog and investigate, or run msconfig and turn off running programs one at a time to see which one is slowing down the Boot process.
SP2 also adds some security items one could be the windows firewall ,If you use a different one turn that off.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop.

So, I've had this issue for a LONG time, and am really sick and tired of it. Here goes.

I often reinstall Windows XP (like every 6 months) to get rid of all the program baggage and registry overhead that is accumulated during normal use. I found this to be the only way to get the computer back in tip-top shape. Anyway, sometimes after following my fairly systematic install checklist, I encounter a sudden delay in the startup. And once I encounter the delay (by up to a minute), I can never remove it without completely restarting the XP install.

So let me explain the delay. The system will boot through the Dell Intro screen, and then then Windows will quickly run through the autologin, display the background image, the intro sound clip will play, and then the system will just sit there. The only thing shown is the background image - no bottom toolbar. The hard disk is barely being used. It basically appears like the computer is doing nothing. And then, after 30-60 seconds, it suddenly starts hitting the hard drive and the menus and desktop items appear.

So, I've tried to narrow down the problem. So far, I've reinstalled XP again, only installing some basic apps like Norton, Adobe Reader, Itunes, and MS Office. I disabled all non-Microsoft services, and have disabled all secondary startup Items. Now, with this minimal installation, the delay which I've described is much lower than normal, but it is s... Read more

A:Windows XP Startup Delay

Run HJT I like to see the logs.
Ok let's trim your apps that starts with Windows. Launch CCleaner. Run Cleaner and Scan for Issues and Fix selected issues... Create a backup when the prompts appears just in case. Now go to Tools | Startup and disable all except your antivirus. Post your specs. Reboot.

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I've done a bit of searching, but haven't found the solution to this problem yet...

I recently put a new harddrive into my laptop (an off-brand machine), and put a clean install of Windows XP on the new harddrive, and did all of the MS updates so I'm up to SP3. All the newest/greatest drivers for all my components.

The computer runs fantastically in every respect except one - on startup, despite a rapid boot up process and Windows loading zippily, the networking takes (relatively) FOREVER to startup. I'll have access to the entire machine within 20 seconds or so, but can't get into networking or the internet for a good 1.5 minutes after that. This is purely an annoyance issue since networking works fine after that, but I'd still like to fix it because sometimes I need internet access quickly.

A few notes:

- the problem does not occur when bringing the computer back from standby
- I've tried disabling background intelligence (set it to manual), but no fix
- I've tried disabling Prefetch, but no fix
- I'm not running any anti-virus or anti-spyware software in the background
- the status tray networking icons do not show up either until networking becomes active, however the Intel Proset Wireless icon does show up (And stays red) - but is inaccessible until windows networking comes online
- problem is both LAN and wireless
I'd really appreciate any tips!

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Hi all, I've got a very annoying problem with my Windows XP bootup which hopefully someone can help me with. I installed Windows XP Pro OEM onto a newly partitioned and formatted hard drive, but each time Windows boots up there is a delay of 10 minutes. The delay occurs just after the PC checks the floppy and CD-Rom drives for bootable disks. The PC will hang on a black screen for 10 minutes and then proceed to load Windows XP, first showing a row of white/grey progress bars at the bottom of the screen and then showing the Windows loading screen. XP seems to work fine once it's loaded, but the 10 minute wait is driving me mad! I'm using the following hardware:

Abit KG7-Lite Motherboard
ATI Radeon Graphics Card
Creative SoundBlaster PCI 16
AMD Athlon 900MHz

The problem started with the first reboot during Windows setup and happens every time I start Windows XP. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thanks in advance.

A:Long delay at Windows XP startup

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Hi guys,

I have a fairly quick PC, E5300 2.6 dual core, 4 gig of ram, gigabyte motherboard, 500gb sata. Have clean installed Windows 7 RC on the machine. Have noticed a slow start up time of Windows7 for some reason. I have carried out 2 installs for windows 7 rc, the first was an upgrade from xp and the current install is the clean one.

Now, when the 'starting windows' prompt appears there seems to be a delay of around a minute where there is not activity at all. And then the logos will start to animate and windows 7 will load. Once loaded I dont experience any freeze, etc. Now this was not happening on windows XP or my previous install of windows 7.

The only thing I have changed in BIOS is 'usb keyboard support' in DOS.

ANy ideas of this delay ? Thanks

A:strange delay on windows 7 startup

hi you could try sfc /scnw http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
also try a cleanboot

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I've Googled this to death and have yet to find a satisfactory explanation as to why Windows Defender even has a startup delay or a viable method to change it to Automatic. All is greyed out in Services for the program, so can't do anything there. There was one suggestion to change a value in the registry from 1 to zero, but again Windows would not allow the change.

Not a big deal... Guess I'm just a control freak...

Anyone got some sage advice on this?

A:Windows Defender Startup Delay

There is absolutely no start up delay on my windows 8 it is immediate
I have pinned it to the taskbar by windows key - type defender - search parameter - apps (applications) on right of screen.
It launches immediately I click the icon
Do you have the settings correctly made.
The ability to schedule a scan still exists, but not using the GUI as on previous editions of Windows
See this for how and for the settings

The ability to change the service start type from automatic is a super protected access right.
There are two basic opinions on this
One is that it will be available if for some reason it was changed from automatic by another program
eg it is disabled when another AV is installed

SO PRESUMABLY yours is not automatic.

The other opinion is that it is a fault in windows 8.
Either way if yours WAS set automatic I see little cause to trouble yourself about it

Meant in the nicest possible way
Guess I'm just a control freak...
Click to expand...

I would caution against allowing your control freak to change registry keys to try and amend any aspect

"Windows Defender has a kernel-mode driver (wdfilter.sys) that registers a Registry callback filter which protects Defender’s registry keys."
This may also help
HOWEVER unless you have altered settings in 8 the scan is ... Read more

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I just installed a new socket 939 Chaintech motherboard yesterday (model S1689), an amd64 3400+ CPU and 512 mb of ddr400 pc3200 ram. I reinstalled windows and everything seems to be running smoothly. However, when I reboot there is a roughly 2 minute delay where my screen remains black before the windows startup screen (with the blue status meter) begins. I'm running Windows XP with Sp2 installed. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:New CPU/Mobo/Ram/, Delay in windows startup, Help Plz!

The HDD LED was in reversed, that seems to have solved the problem.

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Bonjour mes amis.

I recently have started getting the infamous black screen of death at my computer's startup, very similar to this fellow user's problem. Basically, Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup. The black screen lasts at least two minutes on average, before the windows login screen comes up. Everything else runs fine!

I think it might be my antivirus, Bitdefender Total Security 2013, and I've posted on their forums about it, and I've gotten responses from other users saying:

The Black screen issue is known by BD Support till now they have not able resolved that issue.
hope BD 2014 resolves the issue.

And the booting time issue is been solved.

However, I uninstalled Bitdefender and the problem still persisted. I proceeded to uninstall every program i could remember installing before the problem started, so before the start of June. This was painful because I updated all my software, so everything was listed as installed recently.
My startup time after removing all these software is attached below; 156 seconds, compared to before with the speed ranging from 200-500 seconds, with the worst at 472 seconds.

Although this sped about my startup, I still got the annoying black screen issue. I am sure it is a software issue because the black screen is present, but lasts no longer than about 5 seconds when starting in Safe Mode with Networking, and is present even int he low graphics.

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A:64-bit - Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Hello mate try some of these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 then do chkdsk Disk Check

The go through the other stuff.

Oops should have mentioned this one too start at point 7 - option 3 Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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Hey, first time posting here, so sorry if this is the wrong section or anything.

Lately my laptop has been experiencing a problem when I boot it up. After the Starting Windows screen with the glowing Windows logo, a blank black screen pops up that lasts for ages (I'd say at least 5 minutes). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal.

When I log in, the desktop appears quickly, but when I try to start any programs, like my browser, they are slow and freeze often (usually I can run programs with no problem when the desktop appears). Sometimes the laptop will hang every three seconds. It takes a bit of time before the programs and the laptop run like normal.

I've tried several things without success:
-Uninstalling and reinstalling graphics drivers (I've never updated my drivers because no updates are ever available for my driver; is that normal? My laptop is about two years old)
-Defragging hard drive
-System Restore (I don't seem to have any restore points)
-Clean bootup
-Startup repair (or whatever that first F8 option is called)

A:Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Welcome to Seven Forums Tienjt.

You can run this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and post back with results.
Below my sig is a link to MalwareBytes, download the free version, update it, and run a full scan.

Have you installed anything new, hardware or software? Sometimes OEM's don't/won't have driver updates.

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In the last 2 weeks my machine has started pausing when booting into Windows. It stalls halfway through loading the system tray icons for around 20 seconds during which time the start bar dissappears. It then starts up again, the start bar loads and it finishes booting up although there are less icons in the system tray than I would usually expect e.g. volume control although it is enabled to be shown in the system tray in control panel.

I've ran my installed McAfee and Kaspersky online but nothing. I use Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware regularly and they're not reporting anything either.

Odd! Can you help please? Thanks in advance


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:07:41, on 20/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
D:\Program Files\iRiver\iHP100\iHPDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\NCLTools\NclTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
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I recently upgraded my rig to Intel 2600K CPU using a Gigabyte P67A-UD7 motherboard. Used the same installation of my SSD for boot drive after updating drivers, everything seem perfect. Had a few application issues (mainly Creative Labs), but otherwise OK. Re-activated Win 7 and MS office, Adobe apps, and had to re-install Crysis. After all that, and not right away, there began to be a delay in start-up. I turn the machine on, desktop comes up, but the LAN connection icon in the system tray just sits there with the busy (blue circle), not turning and I cannot launch anything. Clicking on an app just presents me with another waiting circle until after a minute or so, the LAN connection is established and then all is working.

Very frustrating to have to wait 60 additional seconds when the entire thing booted in 45 seconds just before.

I have 5 other PC's/laptops and have no problem. I've tried rebooting the DSL modem/router. The motherboard has 2 realtek ethernet connections which I tried seperatly and in the teaming mode (gives you a virtual 2 gig connection), all to no avail.

This morning, while waiting for the connection, near the end, it said that Windows Explorer has stopped working and will restart, which it did, then had to wait another 30 seconds before connection was established.

Something is going on, but I can't check in network and sharing center because I am locked out until connection is established, then it shows no errors. Adaptor settings have not been ... Read more

A:Network Connection delay during Windows 7 startup

Problem solved, left over McAfee services that refuse to uninstall without running McAfee's removal tool, MCPR.exe, delaying network connection by trying to figure out that its not installed, then allows startup to complete and establish network connection.

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Delay Chkdsk start up time at OS Boot | Windows 8 & 8.1
(Or Disable Altogether)

Previous to Windows 8 if Chkdsk needed to run without prompt the user had the ability to cancel if so desired.
Since Windows 8, the user input has been removed.

At the least, you can change the delay setting as follows:
Modify DWORD "AutoChkTimeout"

1. Open Regedit:
One way to open regedit is to hit the Winkey+S and type regedit, hit enter when you see it appear.

2. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

3. Click on the folder "Session Manager"

4. In the right hand pane you will see registry values. Right click on the value "AutoChkTimeout" and select "Modify" (See image one)
If the value is missing, create it (See image two)

5. Change the "Value data:" to the desired delay time of your choice.
e.x. Changing the value to 10, will delay the Chkdsk start time by 10 seconds.
Click OK, close the registry.
Create DWORD "AutoChkTimeout"


If the registry value "AutoChkTimeout" is not present:
Right click on an empty space in the right hand pain (in folder "Session Manager")

Select "New"
Select "DWORD (32-Bit) Value
Name it "AutoChkTimeout" (No Quotation Marks "")
Follow step 4. above.

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Base = Hexadecimal
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A:Delay Chkdsk startup time at OS Boot. Windows 8 & 8.1

In addition:

AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Windows 7 delays before the password insert BOX appears on startup. This happened after i cleaned the registry for skype and then reinstalled skype. How can i fix it?

A:Windows 7 delay before the password insert box appears on startup

Ive experienced the same issue before and honestly its nothing to get excited about i dont believe. Because windows is finishing flushing out the registry entries that were marked for deletion. As for getting rid of the problem; well there really is no set way per say; to get rid of that as its just the way windows operates I believe(someone correct me here if wrong please)

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When I click a media file (sound or video) to play it, the main Windows Media Player window comes up but then it just sits there blank for a few seconds before it begins playing. Is this normal, or not? It pretty annoying.

Also, sometimes when I click a media file to play it, nothing happens, and when I look in the taskmanager media player is already loaded. I have to "end task" and then when I click the media file again it brings up windows media player. I'm not sure if it's a problem of media player loading or if it just didn't shut down completely the last time it was running.

If anyone could comment on their experience with or without either of these problems that would be appreciated. By the way, I am using Windows Vista. Thanks.

A:Windows Media Player delay on startup question

it's probably buffering for playback & that's perfectly normal as far as the lag goes when playing a media file; but then i'm using xp so....

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I am trying to get AOL 9.0 VR to open to the signon screen where I enter in my userid and password when the computer boots up to Windows XP. Currently, I have to click onto the icon to get to the login screen. I went to the startup tab in msconfig and checked off where it showed anything with aol. Did not work.
Any suggestions.

A:AOL 9.0 VR login screen at startup

Open aol and log in see if you can find settings or preference, there should be a box to check for start when Windows Starts.I haven't used aol in a long time and can't remember exactly but I hope this helps

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I am running Windows XP Professional Edition SP3 and the issue is on startup after the Windows loading animation the screen goes totally black with no cursor in sight.

This happened after a power cut when the computer suddenly shut down.

I can run it in safe mode.

I can run another Windows XP Professional installation that I have on my PC (same HDD) and that works with no issues.

I used system restore (24 hours) and it starts up after that, but then after restarting it will not work. Same applies for when I did a system restore from 1 week ago.

All help is appreciated!


A:Black Screen on Startup (Before Login Screen)

Any thoughts before I go and format the system?

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Greetings To All
I have a Latitude D830 Laptop, that has of late say a week ago started up with showing just A Black screen at login / startup.
I am wondering it's sort type of virus, or malware???...
Could someone Please Advise Me On This Situation.
Thank You in Advance!!!...

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I just installed ZoneAlarm Security Suite, and when i reset after it finished installing my account button was gone! I logged into a different account, and found that all my documents and settings where there (in, c:\Documents and Settings\) and when i try to make my account again with my name, it tells me i already have an account (because my folder is still there). I tried renaming my account folder to something else, so i could make my account again and rename the folder, but it was In Use. any solutions?

A:My Login button on the startup screen is gone

A User Account Does Not Appear in the User Accounts Tool (297221)


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I had to rebuild my system awhile ago. I'm using Windows XP Professional OS.

And even though there are no other users set up in my control panel, I always get a poppup screen asking for a password, etc. at every startup. I never set up a password, so I just hit "Enter" without entering anything....and it goes away and takes me to my desktop.

Always before the rebuild, it just booted straight to my desktop without the aggrevation needless login poppup. I know it is probably very simple to make it quit always doing that, but I can not think of how to just make it go to my desktop anymore.

Would some kind knowledgable person tell me how to make it not stop and show that uneeded login at restart again, please?


A:How can I stop the login screen at startup, please?

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I just signed up so I could ask this question because I'm absolutely stumped. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and recently I've installed VMware to run a virtual machine.

However, since doing so, whenever my computer starts or reboots, it no longer goes to the desktop. Instead, it stays at the login screen. I don't know how to make it not do that. Help me!

A:Getting past the login screen upon startup.

What accounts are shown at the logon screen? Did VMware install a 2nd account for some reason? I use Oracle VirtualBox so am not familiar with VMware.

Boot to Safe Mode and uninstall VMware, see if that helps?
Do a System Restore from Safe Mode to before VMware was installed.

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My computer tends to auto restart during most startup. I have reinstalled windows 7 but the problem still exists. Attached are the files required for debugging. Please help because I have no idea what is causing the computer to crash so frequently at startups. Thanks a lot! (:


A:BSOD on startup (Login screen, desktop)

Hello kenshin16.

update the network driver. It is very old, and you are getting huge network blockage.
First, download the network card driver from manufactuer's website, Realtek
Then reinstall the driver as follows:
Click the Start Button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Start Menu Search box and press Enter.
Double click to expand "Network adaptors".
Right click your network card and click Uninstall.
Check "Delete driver software for this device" check box, click OK.
Restart the computer
If windows does not auto configure the appropriate drivers at startup, install the downloaded one manually.
Apparently you dont have an antivirus installed?
Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download and install those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.
Scan the system for possible virus infection with the following tools, too.
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
The dumps says it it is memory corruption.

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My Toshiba Satellite A305 recently started blue screening out of nowhere (it is about 4 years old). It does it when I start up my computer. Sometimes it does it at the login screen, but if I login quickly enough it will do it while I am on my desktop. I am getting a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA blue screen. Will let me run computer in Safe Mode/Safe Mode With Networking. Please let me know how/if I can fix this. Files attached.

A:BSoD on startup (at login screen or on desktop)

Welcome to SF.

What antivirus do you use? Oh okay, I see norton there.

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff80003617080, 0, fffff88007855d83, 2}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SRTSPL64.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SRTSPL64.SYS

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : SRTSPL64.SYS ( SRTSPL64+27d83 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Norton tends to cause BSOD-s and several other issues. I would recommend uninstalling it with the Norton Removal Tool and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials To Test.
Norton Removal Tool
Make scans with the following:

-Kaspersky TDSSKillerAnti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
-ESET online scannerFree Online Virus Scanner | ESET
In addition, run the malicious software removal tool and WDO:Malicious Software Removal Tool
Windows Defender Offline
Microsoft Security Essentials.

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Greetings TSG

I have come across a problem that is remarkably like this problem, where when I log in, all I get is a black screen. When I try to activate "explorer.exe", I get the message: "Operation did not complete successfully because the file contains a virus".

However, I had a feeling I had a virus a few days before, where I download Avast! Free Antivirus and ran a Quick Scan. I remember that c://WINDOWS/explorer.exe, C://Program Files/Internet Explorer/iexplorer.exe and wininit.exe were all infected with a Bamital-AF trojan. Winstart.bat was also infected, but was offline. (If this isn't enough information, I'll try to use the raw logs when requested )

I am currently using said computer in Safe Mode, which seems to work fine, with explorer.exe running smoothly.

Thank you,

A:Explorer.exe does not startup, black screen on login

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Whenever I start up my computer now it starts up as normal, except that after the windows logo on the black screen with the bar at the bottom dissapears it doesn't go to the login screen. It just stays as a black screen. I can get the computer to start up in all three safe modes, but I can't get the computer to get to the login screen starting normally. I have tried system restoring to yesterday but that didn't work either. I haven't installed anything since yesterday so I don't know what the problem is. Anybody know what the problem might be?

A:Unable to reach login screen on startup

Have you tried doing a System Restore to last week?

When in Safe Mode you can try running check disk to check your hard drives for errors. Go Start>Run and type chkdsk /r. You will need to restart your PC for this to run on boot. Make a note of any errors.

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Hey there! First time using forums as usually I never get to this point ^^

We have a computer in our office that has literally just bricked its self after yesterday. After a couple of start-ups the computer does go in as normal, although 90% of the time on startup it will load Windows then get to this Blue Screen and just die.

This is not an informative blue screen (BSOD) but literally just a blank blue screen, its similar to the blank black screen people are having.

If the computer goes to sleep, then it will simply just not wake up from this state.

I have tried booting safe mode and rolling back windows update to no avail, the drive is also visible in bios so there is no disk corruption etc.

I also tried an SFC scan to check if it was core files, and it wasn't.

Anything to try or any pointers would be greatly appreciated!


An under pressure IT technician

A:Blank blue screen after startup before login.

Did you run scans in safemode to see if it was virus/malware related? It sounds like it might be that, considering there isnt any core file corruption. Did you try a chkdsk to see if there were any problems with the drive itself? If not I would run both in that order.

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I've done this before on my desktop. I removed the picture and picture frame from the startup screen. But now I'm trying to do it on my netbook and I can't remember what file I edited to remove the frame.

Anyone know what file I may have edited?

EDIT: Is it Authui.dll?

A:Removing Picture Frame On Startup/Login Screen

Yes, its authui.dll. I was just looking at that file.

in all 3 uifiles (12400-12403, depending what button set you use)



And do either of the two

<UserTile resid="UserTileTemplate" margin="rect(0rp,10rp,0rp,10rp)" height="0" layout="verticalflowlayout(0,2,2)" sheet="UsersStyle">

<UserTile resid="UserTileTemplate" margin="rect(0rp,10rp,0rp,10rp)" visible="false" layout="verticalflowlayout(0,2,2)" sheet="UsersStyle">

I would use the first since it actually shrinks it and doesnt take up space, the second method still uses up the space since its simply hidden.

And as always, back up your files before you attempt any mods to system files.

Good luck.

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I keep getting a green screen and my laptop is green. Some help to why this is happening as when I sign in its green as well. One day it was fine now green plus I tried repairing it and no luck. I have a hp touch smart tm2. If I can post a picture I will try.

A:Laptop showing green screen on startup and login

Hi AkilB, Welcome to the HP Support Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I saw your post regarding the green screen you are getting with your laptop and I will be happy to help. Besides the green screen does it look like everything is normal on the screen or you are getting an error message? It could be a problem with the actual display screen. Do you have an external monitor that you can connect to the laptop? If you do and the monitor is getting the green screen then we know it is a driver issue but if doesn't happen then we know it is a hardware failure. What operating system are you using? What is the product number for your TouchSmart? Thank you,

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Computer Specs:
Processor - AMD A6=3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.70 GHz
Ram - 4GB
System type - Windows 7 64-bit service pack 1
Hard drive - 465GB
Graphics card - Nvidia Gforce 550ti
PSU - CiT 750W Gold Edition PSU
Motherboard - Gigabyte A55M-S2V
Computer is less than a year old, around 7 months.

A:BSOD on startup just before login screen Locale ID: 1033

Hi -

The dumps were rather inconclusive.

Check for a driver update for the first one listed.
VM is always suspect.

Avast had some problems in the last few months, so please update your Avast program installation. Use the removal tool to uninstall vurrent version -



GKUPRO2D.sys Fri Feb 18 04:57:02 2005 (4215BBEE) - Gemplus - CCID USB Smart Card Reader/Dell Smart Card Reader Keyboard drivers

VBoxDrv.sys Fri Oct 26 13:00:50 2012 (508AC1C2) - VM
VBoxUSBMon.sys Fri Oct 26 12:59:41 2012 (508AC17D)- VM

aswFsBlk.SYS Tue Oct 30 18:43:04 2012 (509057F8) - Avast
aswMonFlt.sys Tue Oct 30 18:43:09 2012 (509057FD) - Avast
aswSP.SYS Tue Oct 30 18:44:06 2012 (50905836) - Avast
aswSnx.SYS Tue Oct 30 18:44:08 2012 (50905838) - Avast
aswTdi.SYS Tue Oct 30 18:43:16 2012 (50905804) - Avast
aswrdr2.sys Mon Oct 8 04:23:43 2012 (50728D8F) - Avast

After that, run Driver Verifier; see if it flags any 3rd party drivers - http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ed-473665.html

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I have removed a Pc from the domain and need to log in as a local admin. However, i do not have the
option of switching user. It defaults to the last domain user to log in. Entering this password does not work.
Strangely, after 6+ unsuccessful attempts it does lock this domain account. I have physically removed it from the network
with no success. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.



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