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Delay in desktop appearing from boot,

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Hello all,
I have a minor annoyance with my computer. When I boot everything is fine until right after the user account screen. After I click my account it should go right to the desktop, but for some reason I get a black screen that appears for about 30 seconds-1 minute before the desktop shows up. My mouse cursor is viewable, but everything else is black. It is a minor annoyance, but considering I have a ssd, this kind of negates any boot speed I would receive with it. I may be mistaken, but it appears as if it takes a little for explorer.exe process to happen because everything is black for that 30 second - 1 minute period. I'm running windows 7 64 bit.
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    Where is the Welcome screen in all this?  Does it go directly from logging on to a black screen, or do you see the Welcome screen first?  If so, how long does it stay on the screen before the screen goes black?  Can you open Task Manager on the black screen (press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc], or press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Delete])?
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Thank you for replying. The welcome screen shows up as normal, when I click on my account it then proceeds to the black screen, I am able to see my cursor and yes, I am able to hit Ctrl alt del and have th task manager show up.
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    Sorry I lost track of this thread!  A delay at the location you mentioned (right before the desktop appears) is usually caused by a "Run Once" entry, or a 3rd party service that is hanging on initialization.  I recommend downloading and running Sysinternals Autoruns.  Near the top of the list would the the "RunOnce" section.  If you haven't installed anything recently, it should be empty.  Untick any items in that group if there are some, reboot, and see if that solves the problem.
    Services can be harder to pin down.  Many programs install services that don't need to run automatically, but are configured to anyway.  I would start by scrolling down to the Services section (or using the Services tab), and unticking everything (Autoruns only shows additional/3rd-party Services, so nothing integral to Windows would be in that list).  Then reboot and see if the pause is gone now.  If it is, reopen Autoruns and re-enable some services and reboot again.  When the delay comes back, you know that the bad service is among the group of services you just enabled.  From there it would just be a matter of finding out which one.  You are welcome to leave services disabled that you think you don't need.
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Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
MouseAudio
Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
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Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
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