Windows 7 Welcom screen issue

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hello,, Im having a quite annoying problem with windows 7 in various computers. When the user tries to log on it gets stuck for about 1-2 minutes on the "welcome screen" after they log in. the computers are not slow or old to be taking this long, even vista didnt behave like this. Its quite embarasing when im trying to show a manager how well windows 7 works, when it gets stuck on the welcome screen OR the Please wait screen at boot up.  I heard its caused by a solid color background but i dont have any of those on the computers. Im wondering if there is a fix for this, its quite ridiculous that it takes so long.  thanks
Question by:Comptx
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    Expert Comment

    Try these solutions:
    They say for Vista, but are applicable to Windows 7 as well. After these steps my time on that screen went from 45 seconds to just under 5 seconds. :)

    Expert Comment

    try to clean your desktop & try to uncheck  the strat up items from  strat-->run --> Msconfig --> Start up

    or check that any unused service is active . after do this check again if your problem has been solved or not

    good luck

    Author Comment

    You thibk a boot defrag will help when the computer just had windows 7 installed?  Shoulnt be fragmented that much no?
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    Expert Comment

    We analysed it with windows vista. There are mainly two factors:
    -AV software ->shutdown your scanner completely or uninstall it for a test
    -group policies ->put the user and the computer to test OUs, wait a little for this change to get replicated to all DCs and restart
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    Expert Comment

    oops, forgot something: the test OUs must of course be configured to block inheritance of all GPOs.

    Author Comment

    well, no luck with the suggestions on the link.

    Accepted Solution

    well, now ive noticed that this happens on computers that have a network drive. When they dont, it doesnt happen.  Who knows why.

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