Windows Hangs Before or After Login

Windows hangs before the login window appears or after pressing CTRL+ALT+Delete

Possible Culprits: Novell Client

Possible Solutions:

  • Wait patiently for the login screen to appear
  • Uninstall the novell client (control panel => add/remove programs, works in safe mode) - it is no longer needed!

Windows hangs after login but before seeing the desktop

Possible culprits: Novell client (see above). Old wireless drivers. Hanging printer spooler service.

Note: Before proceding with the solutions, start => run => compmgmt.msc => even viewer => system, then view the errors whose time stamp coincides with the hang.

Possible Solutions: Novell client (see above). Update wireless and wired network drivers. Remove all printers and reinstall them.

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