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slow logging in Windows 7

One of our end users  has a very slow logging on a Windows 7 computer. The logging time is fine with Windows XP. When somebody else logs onto his computer, the logging time is also good. Can anyone assist ? Thank you
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>> logging time
Do you mean: the time is takes to complete the logon process?

Could be that the user who has the problem has some network or printer connections that are obsolete or shortcuts that point to non existing servers. This will cause a slow logon process.
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That's correct. The time it takes to complete the logon process (From the time the user enters his credentials to the time his items are displayed on his screen. IT TAKES ABOUT 15minutes !
The user has probably done something that has screwed up their profile. 15 minutes is way too long even if there were non-existent shares. ... Thinkpads_User
Best guess...
  1. The fact that only one user is slow and on one specific computer (The Windows 7 PC) I would say that the problem is related to that user's profile on that computer.
  2.  I would clear out the temp files and internet cache as a start but I suspect that the issue is more related to programs starting for this user only.  HKCU (H Key Current User) startup programs.

Using Regedit you can check the following keys...but I would focus on For Current User first.

For Local Machine-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\RunOnce

For Current User-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\RunOnce

See what programs are starting specific to the user in question.  You can then uninstall those programs

Or disable them using one of several programs.  The link below shows how using Windows Defender:

Here is another link that gives more thorough advice:

Hope this was helpfull.

Thank you,

Thankpad_user, we also notice that this happens when we shutdown the computer and power it up. When the users just logs off and log in back, usually it does not take that long.
Thank you Wally and everybody . I will try all responses that I have received and inform you accordingly. The user who is a director is actually using his computer. I have to wait until he finishes.
Kind Regards,
Just a thought: how large is that users profile?
I see this at one client where Exchange is hosted and it takes a while for Outlook to replicate to the OST file. If this were the case, the other user may have a smaller Outlook file. Still 15 minutes is too long for any normal activities.
... Thinkpads_User
the profile size is 21GB.
Thanks all. I tried everything you said but have not yet solved the problem. I would appreciate further suggestions.
I tried everything you said but have not yet solved the problem

You have tried a new profile and that does not work?  You said another profile on the same computer (userid) was fine.

... Thinkpads_User
No I haven't tried a new profile. I will try that tomorrow (IT's 8PM here and I will leave the office). Thanks. Deleting the users' profile and building a new one may require some caution. How to proceed safely ? Thanks
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The user probably enabled "Offline Files" and it is copying his entire profile from/to the server every time he logs on/off.

Either that or he has mapped a drive to a folder that no longer exists or that he does not have permissions to use.
21Gb over a 100Mb network will take a long time to transfer, longer than 15 mins. Looks like only part of that is being synced during logon logoff. Reduce size of profile by looking at documents, desktop try finding and moving large files to a different location.
thanks to all but  No luck
>> No luck
Which of the suggestions above did you try and what were the results?
Hello user_expert - Thank you and I was pleased to help you with this. ... Thinkpads_User
Thanks a lot to you Thinkpads_user and to all those who helped.