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Why does Windows 7 sometimes take so long to log in?

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    Doctor Who

    Today I was working on my finances, and had to leave because of an emergency.  I logged off of Windows 7, but left the computer logged on.  3 hours later, after the emergency was resolved, I returned and tried to log in to resume my work.  I entered my password on the Windows 7 login screen at 6:55 PM....

     

    ... 11 minutes later, at 7:06 PM absolutely nothing was happening!  Why in hell does Windows 7 sometimes take so damn long to log on?  This PC is less than a year old.  It has about 80% disk free on the C: drive.  What's going on?

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    Sven Groot

    Is this PC part of a domain? I've seen this kind of thing happen when it's waiting for the DC or something. Alternatelively, a service could be holding up the startup.

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    Doctor Who

    Sven Groot said:

    Is this PC part of a domain? I've seen this kind of thing happen when it's waiting for the DC or something. Alternatelively, a service could be holding up the startup.

    Very good question, and thank you for your response.  No, my PC isn't a member of an AD domain.  This is a simple peer-to-peer network.  And I've noticed that a similar thing seems to be going on with other PCs at my home.  My wife's PC, also a Windows 7 machine, was locking itself up as well, doing notihng at all.  We had to hard boot it, because it wasn't unresponsive.  I'm wondering if this has anything to do with one of the updates released this week my Microsoft in the long list of updates they released?

     

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    W3bbo

    Doctor Who said:
    Sven Groot said:
    *snip*

    Very good question, and thank you for your response.  No, my PC isn't a member of an AD domain.  This is a simple peer-to-peer network.  And I've noticed that a similar thing seems to be going on with other PCs at my home.  My wife's PC, also a Windows 7 machine, was locking itself up as well, doing notihng at all.  We had to hard boot it, because it wasn't unresponsive.  I'm wondering if this has anything to do with one of the updates released this week my Microsoft in the long list of updates they released?

     

    Open the Event Viewer, there might be something there.

     

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    Maj

    Generally Microsoft Windows have lot of unknown problems that even they dont know.

    anyway Try following steps may be you got any results:

    - Hit  the sleep button

    - Hit the wakeup button

    - login

    lets c wat happen I m not sure it will work at your end but work for me couple of times.

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    Ms Smith

    As you can't login Windows 7 operating system, the only thing you can do is making a Windows password recovery disk and using the disk to recover your Windows password, and then you need:
    1> a blank CD disk or USB flash drive.
    2> a computer that can download from Internet .
    3> a program that can recover Windows password.
    However,there are many software available and you don't know which is better,If that,I suggest you some good software both me and my friends always use:


    Windows Password Key:It is considered as the best tool to reset local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system.You can get more from lostwindowspassword.com

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    Doctor Who

    W3bbo said:
    Doctor Who said:
    *snip*

    Open the Event Viewer, there might be something there.

     

    I've looked into the event log and the only thing I could find there was this:

     

    The winlogon notification subscriber took 428 second(s) to handle the notification event (Logon).

     

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    Doctor Who

    Maj said:

    Generally Microsoft Windows have lot of unknown problems that even they dont know.

    anyway Try following steps may be you got any results:

    - Hit  the sleep button

    - Hit the wakeup button

    - login

    lets c wat happen I m not sure it will work at your end but work for me couple of times.

    I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean by the sleep, or wake buttons. 

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    W3bbo

    Doctor Who said:
    W3bbo said:
    *snip*

    I've looked into the event log and the only thing I could find there was this:

     

    The winlogon notification subscriber took 428 second(s) to handle the notification event (Logon).

     

    That's the culprit.

     

    Run Autoruns and check for anything dodgy under the Winlogon tab.

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