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Windows 7 "Welcome Screen"

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Been have this problem for a while now. Its not a big problem, but from cold boots my computer takes a long time on the welcome screen to boot, so I usually just hit the restart button and it loads right in.

I have a SSD so boot times are really fast but when the problem happens from a cold boot it is abnormally long.

I am suspecting its a program that is trying to load and makes my loading times go sky high.

Any ideas?

(I've taken it to computer place to get a heat sink installed(warranty) and they can't find the problem.)
post #2 of 5
Yes, if you suspect it's a program that is slowing boot, the best way to diagnose this is to:

1. type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

2.
  • In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click Selective Startup on the General tab.
  • Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
  • Note The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.
  • Click the Services tab.
  • Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
  • Click Disable All, and then click OK.
  • When you are prompted, click Restart.

3: Determine whether the problem is resolved

  • After the computer starts, try to start the affected game or program to determine whether the problem is resolved.
  • If the problem does not occur after you restart, the interference is occurring because of a background program or service. In this case, see the "Determine what is causing the problem" section.
  • If the problem returns after you perform a clean startup, the interference is not occurring because of a background program or service. In this case, this article cannot resolve your problem. See the "How to return Windows to Normal startup mode" section to return your computer to the original startup mode. Then, go to the "Next steps" section for other resources that may help you resolve this problem.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post

Yes, if you suspect it's a program that is slowing boot, the best way to diagnose this is to:
1. type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
2.
  • In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click Selective Startup on the General tab.
  • Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
  • Note The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.
  • Click the Services tab.
  • Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
  • Click Disable All, and then click OK.
  • When you are prompted, click Restart.
3: Determine whether the problem is resolved
  • After the computer starts, try to start the affected game or program to determine whether the problem is resolved.
  • If the problem does not occur after you restart, the interference is occurring because of a background program or service. In this case, see the "Determine what is causing the problem" section.
  • If the problem returns after you perform a clean startup, the interference is not occurring because of a background program or service. In this case, this article cannot resolve your problem. See the "How to return Windows to Normal startup mode" section to return your computer to the original startup mode. Then, go to the "Next steps" section for other resources that may help you resolve this problem.

I will try this. I've been turning one off at a time and seeing if it still does it. I will get back to you if the problem is solved!

Thanks
-Mike
post #4 of 5
Also,. if you have a USB device plugged besides your KB and mouse in that can happen. Sometimes however it can be the KB or mouse.
post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Night View Post

I will try this. I've been turning one off at a time and seeing if it still does it. I will get back to you if the problem is solved!
Thanks
-Mike

No problem, keep me updated either way! smile.gif
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