Black Screen+Cursor for 30s After Welcome Screen

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by spartan, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. spartan

    spartan Guest

    Vista takes 60 seconds to boot to the "Welcome" screen; after that, it hangs
    at a black screen (with a moveable cursor) for another 30 seconds before the
    GUI loads.. any ideas?

    Stats: 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Intel graphics chipset
    (integrated 220-some-odd MB)
    spartan, Aug 20, 2007
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  2. spartan

    Conley Guest

    My computer recently started doing the same thing, and I found a work-around
    on one of the threads on this forum.

    At the black screen, hit control-alt-delete to bring up the menu screen.
    Click the item for starting Task Manager. Find explorer.exe on the processes
    tab; right click it to bring up the menu; and click End Process. After
    explorer closes: click File on the menu bar; click New; type in explorer.exe;
    and click OK. On my computer, that brings up the desktop.
    Conley, Aug 20, 2007
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  3. spartan

    Malke Guest

    That's an OK workaround but it would be better to find out what is
    causing the delay. Do this by doing a clean-boot:

    Clean boot in Windows XP -
    Clean-boot advanced troubleshooting in Windows XP -
    How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP -

    Malke, Aug 20, 2007
  4. spartan

    Conley Guest

    In my case, and in most of the other cases I have seen mentioned on this
    forum, the computer does not get stuck at the black screen on every boot. I
    do not see how you can systematically troubleshoot an intermittent problem
    that you do not know will recur on the very next boot.
    Conley, Aug 21, 2007
  5. spartan

    Malke Guest

    Well, you've got to at least try. At least I would, because I like my
    computers to work perfectly. Naturally whether you take the time to do
    this is your choice. I see that I gave you clean-boot instructions for
    XP in error. Here is an updated link:

    How to perform a clean boot in Vista and XP -

    Malke, Aug 21, 2007
  6. spartan

    spartan Guest

    I've optimized my machine's startup via msconfig; I don't know how many
    processes are ran on average as all my machines that run XP run 26 processes
    tops. Here I'm running 52; I've done a clean boot and the problem still
    spartan, Aug 22, 2007
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