Before the latest update, my computer was running pretty smoothly. However, after I applied the latest windows update, I encountered an issue whereby after logging in, my screen remained black with a white cursor. I can move the cursor, as well as launch task manager and open my desktop from there.

The Windows 8 shell loads about 5 minutes later. I've tried tweaking the startup services a bit, as well as unplugging my usb devices but they don't seem to be causing this issue. Anyone know how to solve this?