I've started to get my laptop stopping on a black screen after the windows welcome screen. I have to hit the power button to turn off and try again or start in safe mode before eventually it powers on. When running Windows 7 ''check for performance issues'' i get a message about too many start up programs, but i dont seem to have hardly any listed in its''start up'' list when i check with CCleaner, and i've removed a few in the past. I do though have around 30 programs/icons on my desktop, including 3 web browers,adobe reader,time freeze,c cleaner,Mword,excel,pshop,etc. Apart from that i dont have anything thats remotely resource hungry. Its an ACer Aspire one 2gb. Any help much appreciated.
Go to run (windows key + R) > type msconfig > Startup (tab) Check here and make sure there is nothing you don't want starting up at startup
Also this "black screen" is this a command prompt window? if so hit Ctrl+C and it should abort