I have an Acer Aspire 5735Z laptop with Windows Vista (legal.)
After the login screen, when the sidebar is loading, the OS hangs for like 10 minutes or so. When hovering over the icons on the desktop there is no reaction from the OS (no hover states are shown.) When hovering over the taskbar and quicklaunch icons, the "loading" cursor appears.
Is there any way to figure out what is causing this hang? There have been no changes to the sidebar functionality, although there was a recent OS update done.