Hmmm, well if nothing changed that you are aware of, I think I'd try a
System Restore a few days back and see if that takes care of it.
All the best,
You will never be forgotten my friend
"Michel S." <NoSpam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Since yesterday, my system "pauses" upon booting.
> After the welcome screen, the screen is blacked out with only the mouse
> pointer in the middle. This remains for 1:30 to 2:00 minutes before the
> desktop appears.
> Before yesterday, there was no such pause. No program was installed in
> the mid-time nor any change to hardware of Vista's configuration were
> Any idea ?