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Vista Hangs at Welcome Screen


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#1 jephph1

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

My computer is a Dell Inspiron 1501 running Windows Vista Home Basic. Whenever I start the computer up, it gets to the "welcome" screen with the swirly circle thing, and then just stays there forever unless I hit ctrl+alt+del twice and start task manager. When I do that, it goes right to the desktop and boots like normal. If I don't though, it stays on the welcome screen forever. I realize that I could just hit ctrl+alt+del twice everytime I reboot, but who wants to do that?

Things I've tried:

- msconfig- disabled all non-microsoft services

- msconfig- unchecked all startup entries

- msconfig- boot- advanced options- set number of processors to 2 (was 1) and checked maximum memory and set it to 896 (was unchecked)

-Windows Updates- completely updated

-uninstalled anti-virus (AVG)

none of those things have worked so far

Any ideas?

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