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Startup seems to pause AFTER desktop,BEFORE programs start

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    8.1 64x

    Startup seems to pause AFTER desktop,BEFORE programs start


    Sorry but tried to get info into title!!

    So I built my own pc and its ben running great for months.

    • Recently i have been leaving it on overnight for download etc (i dont know if this is a factor in the issue, but thought to involve the info)
    • Startup PC, gets to main desktop however bottom right mini icons shows ONLY "safely remove hardware" icon. All my others (about 6 programs) are NOT there.
    • If i double click on my computer all the drives C to J have no icons and are just white boxes.
    • If i alt cnt del it doesnt come up...
    • FINALLY after about 45sec to 1 min all the pgrams start opening, everything works, al icons appear etc etc... and the pc works 100%.
    • From my *limited* understanding it seems like there is some startup pogram that is not opening or opening slowly... and then after a long time it either works or gives up and then everything just runs accordingly..
    • its not an end of world issue, but my pc is high spec and boots in about 20-30 secs but them im sitting on desktop for about a minute before i can use it...!!

    Any idea welcome please!

    Gangel

    Ps. no BSOD, no errors, no warnings... nothing,

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    So what again is your exact problem/issue?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    8.1 64x


    pretty much the whole system "stalls" after getting to desktop before all applications start running (startup programs)

    • Startup PC, gets to main desktop however bottom right mini icons shows ONLY "safely remove hardware" icon. All my others (about 6 programs) are NOT there.
    • If i double click on my computer all the drives C to J have no icons and are just white boxes.
    • If i alt cnt del it doesnt come up...
    • FINALLY after about 45sec to 1 min all the pgrams start opening, everything works, al icons appear etc etc... and the pc works 100%.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Startup seems to pause AFTER desktop,BEFORE programs start
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