Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:01 AM
Hello, I own an Asus laptop with Vista installed on it. It is a little over a year old and lately I started noticing that after logging in, the screen remained black longer and longer, eventually for 5+ minutes and a while after that for at least 15 minutes, at which point I assumed it wasn't going to load my desktop anymore.
I ran Malwarebytes and didn't find a problem.
However, I was be able to solve it I think but would like to learn more about my problem anyway since I don't think I solved it forever. I rebooted into safe mode which wasn't a problem (not even a temporary black screen after login, immediatly the desktop popped up) and decided to disable some startup programs, the list is below:
-Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
-ASUS Screen Saver Protector
-Microsoft Office 2010
-Cyberlink MediaLibray Service
-Realtek HD Audio Manager
-Fancystart daemon (I asume this is from Daemon Tools, a disk emulating program)
I suspect the problem was with the wallpaper somehow, is this possible/likely?
I think another strong possibility is that my laptop is really dirty and needs cleaning. I still have a warranty for one year, though. Can I open up the laptop and clean it without voiding it?