I use Windows 7. My computer is fast to boot, and fast to log in. However after I log in, there's a few minutes during which sound doesn't work, and web browsers can't browse websites. Most other applications work okay during this time, although the computer is a little sluggish.
I checked 'task manager' and there's no obvious unusual process.
What's going on?
Details on websites
Chrome will open and can browse the file system, but requests for web pages hang. Internet Explorer eventually shows a yellow message "google.co.uk isn't responding".
Strangely, during this time, the network is fine - from the command line I can
ping sites and
http get websites.
Details on sound
VLC will appear as if it is playing music, but no sound comes out. I have to stop and start the song to get the sound back. just leaving it won't help.
This happens however long I wait after the computer boots to log in, but doesn't happen if I log out and back in. To save me time, I've changed my computer to autologin now.
This has been happening for at least year. I don't remember if it happened when I first got my computer, but I think not.