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jcSihle
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Default PC hangs @ welcome screen - 05-08-2012, 09:10 | posts: 153 | Location: Durban South Africa

Hi gurus please help my PC hangs @ the welcome screeN for at least four hours before it continues to the desktop. No new hardware was installed I just had left it on overnight for a big download. I have Win 7 64 bit ultimate SP1 fully updated, please assist. ***128557;
   
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Mufflore
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Default 05-08-2012, 09:15 | posts: 9,775 | Location: UK

Is your system overclocked?
Did this happen just once?
   
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WhiteLightning
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Default 05-08-2012, 09:23 | posts: 23,254 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

does this happen aswell when you go into safe mode ? (hold f8 while booting for the menu)
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 09:33 | posts: 153 | Location: Durban South Africa

My system is not overclocked all @ stock and I've restarted a lot of times even on safe mode even if I chose diagnostic start up @ msconfig so I'm stumped now
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 10:27 | posts: 746 | Location: France

you can try to open the PC and see if every components are still well in place. (press a bit on GC, memory modules...) and look at SATA and power cable.
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 10:36 | posts: 9,775 | Location: UK

Reset your CMOS, it may be corrupt or have a setting that makes your PC malfunction.
Dont forget to set the boot drive and AHCI etc if you have changed them before.

Unplug any USB memory or hard drives, they can cause boot issues.

Failing that, when you eventually get into Windows, check the event log to see if it says what caused the hold up.
   
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Hdd!?
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jayman
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Default Hdd!? - 05-08-2012, 10:44 | posts: 60 | Location: U.S.

Sounds like your HDD is bad. But do as Mono06 said, check the sata cable they tend to come loss sometimes. I had one do almost the same thing, took 30 minutes to get into windows had bad sectors on the platter, most likely where your OS is copied on the platter.
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 12:07 | posts: 2,313

when u next time get to desktop, move that big file to new partition, also delete hiber and swapfiles if u can
   
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jcSihle
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Default 05-08-2012, 15:37 | posts: 153 | Location: Durban South Africa

Ok will do as soon as I get off work and I'll update
   
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jcSihle
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Default 05-09-2012, 14:42 | posts: 153 | Location: Durban South Africa

I've tried all the suggestions above but to no avail I'm thinking I should just reinstall Windows or just try out Win 8. What do yu guys think.
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 22:46 | posts: 2,869 | Location: Canada

System Restore, Microsoft pushed some big updates couple of days back and some were for malicious files and if your system was compromised the behavior you described would be typical.
   
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Default 05-10-2012, 02:04 | posts: 153 | Location: Durban South Africa

[QUOTE=rflair;4313334]System Restore, Microsoft pushed some big updates couple of days back and some were for malicious files and if your system was compromised the behavior you described would be typical.[/QUOTE

Thanks for reminding me about system restore rflair, I'll try that next. But if windows tries to push the updates again what should I do
   
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bokah
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Default 05-10-2012, 08:54 | posts: 2,313

dont install windows 8 for daily use
   
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Default 05-10-2012, 10:39 | posts: 2,869 | Location: Canada

[QUOTE=jcSihle;4313435]
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System Restore, Microsoft pushed some big updates couple of days back and some were for malicious files and if your system was compromised the behavior you described would be typical.[/QUOTE

Thanks for reminding me about system restore rflair, I'll try that next. But if windows tries to push the updates again what should I do
Well if the System Restore works then I would try and find what software (pirated) you have installed that is causing the problem, the Windows updates aren't the problem. I guess you could also turn updates off, or chose to let Windows let you decide.
   
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jcSihle
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Default 05-11-2012, 21:48 | posts: 153 | Location: Durban South Africa

Well I didn't install Wndows the only thing that helped was to create a new user and use that account as my login. Now my PC is as good as new. Thanks guys
   
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alanm
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Default 05-12-2012, 05:00 | posts: 5,463

What does Event Viewer report once you get to the desktop?

Control Panel > Admin Tools > Event Viewer (open to Custom Views > Administrative Events)
   
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