Long login times

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by GlassPrison, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. GlassPrison

    GlassPrison Guest

    i've been using vista ultimate 64 for over a month now. after boot up, i
    would type in my password and it would login almost instantly. as of
    today however, it takes MUCH longer to login after ive typed my password
    - about a minute or so. i havent changed anything, so i dont know why it
    started doing this overnight. i created a new account to see if it was
    an issue only with my account but it isnt, it took just as long for the
    new account also. i dont really have any ideas of what to look for that
    might be causing this problem. any ideas?

    oh also, the problem only occurs on the initial login after a full
    restart. so if i logout and log back in with either account its instant.
     
    GlassPrison, Feb 28, 2008
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  2. GlassPrison

    Malke Guest

    In a domain member workstation this is usually caused by incorrect DNS
    settings. Since you haven't changed anything, this probably isn't your
    situation. Perhaps you have a network resource that no longer exists and
    the machine is timing out? Look in Event Viewer for clues and also manage
    your Startup to narrow down what has changed and is causing the issue.

    Start Orb>Search box>type: eventvwr.msc

    Start Orb>Start Search box>msconfig [enter]

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation,
    type the password, or click Continue. Then see what is on the Startup tab.
    You don't need to restart immediately, but the next time you do you'll get
    a dialog saying you've used the Utility. Usually in Vista this will be
    blocked by Windows Defender and you'll need to allow it so you can then
    tick the box that says in effect, "don't bother me about this again".

    Important - Do not use the System Configuration Utility to stop processes.
    Instead, use Start>Run>services.msc [enter] and do not stop any services
    unless you really, really know what you're doing.

    Autoruns (free) is very useful
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx

    How to perform a clean boot in Vista and XP -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

    Malke
     
    Malke, Feb 28, 2008
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  3. GlassPrison

    GlassPrison Guest

    thanks, ill try that tonight
     
    GlassPrison, Feb 28, 2008
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  4. GlassPrison

    GlassPrison Guest

    well i looked through the event viewer and didnt see anything out of the
    ordinary. as for startup, there are barely any programs. and none of
    them look like they werent there before. stuff like windows defender,
    some nvidia stuff, gtalk, and a couple of "microsoft windows operating
    system" items.

    also theres no network resource that doesnt exist anymore. i have a
    very basic setup - a normal router with two computers behind it (and
    theres no sharing between the two, the other one runs linux so the only
    time i access it is when i ssh to it).

    i dont know if this will help but i noticed something else. at first i
    thought the long login time happens every time i restart. but, even if i
    restart and let it sit at the login screen for a few minutes and then
    login, its instant.
     
    GlassPrison, Mar 2, 2008
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  5. GlassPrison

    Malke Guest

    The only way to find out what the problem is will be from clean-boot
    troubleshooting. You do a clean boot, which basically starts with nothing,
    and then if all is well add back items one at a time. You don't go on a
    feeling that nothing has changed. Another thing you can do is boot in Safe
    Mode and if you don't experience the login delay, you know for sure that
    something in your startup matrix is causing the delay.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Mar 2, 2008
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  6. GlassPrison

    GlassPrison Guest

    how do i do a clean boot

    is there some option for that or by clean boot do you mean just tak
    out all the startup items in msconfig
     
    GlassPrison, Mar 2, 2008
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  7. GlassPrison

    Malke Guest

    I already gave you the link to instructions, but here it is again for your
    convenience:

    How to perform a clean boot in Vista and XP -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

    Malke
     
    Malke, Mar 3, 2008
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  8. GlassPrison

    GlassPrison Guest

    sorry. i should have read your first post more carefully
     
    GlassPrison, Mar 3, 2008
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