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When I boot my desktop everything is okay until I sign in.

After I log into my computer I get this black screen for a minute or two and then my desktop slowly appears.

Is this normal?
 

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Depends on the computer and how it's setup. On old, overloaded, underpowered and unmaintained computers, yes, I've seen some 15-20 minutes to get booted up. There have been numerous occasions, while sitting there waiting and staring at a black screen, I've reached over and gently touched the computer with my fingertips to try and determine if the stupid hard drive was even spinning. It's enough to make you want to scream while pulling what's left of your hair out. <-grrrrr->

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Depends on the computer and how it's setup. On old, overloaded, underpowered and unmaintained computers, yes, I've seen some 15-20 minutes to get booted up. There have been numerous occasions, while sitting there waiting and staring at a black screen, I've reached over and gently touched the computer with my fingertips to try and determine if the stupid hard drive was even spinning. It's enough to make you want to scream while pulling what's left of your hair out. <-grrrrr->

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Its a two year old custom gaming desktop with 16 GB of ram.

I decided to do a clean install.

Is there anything I can do to make sure this never happens again?
 

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Its a two year old custom gaming desktop with 16 GB of ram.

I decided to do a clean install.

Is there anything I can do to make sure this never happens again?
Once you get everything installed and updated, do a backup.
 
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