I have an HP laptop with windows 7 x64. (dv7) Starts normal, logs in normal but after i log in, most programs won't open for about 30 minutes! After that a bunch of programs i tried to start all start at once. Internet Explorer is one of them and does not start, the process shows up in the task manager but the application does not show up. Google Chrome works right away. When i go to msconfig and disable ALL SERVICES then IE and all other programs start right away, so i deduce that the problem is with one of the Services. The event viewer shows repeated problems with Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service however disabling it does nothing to fix my issue. I ran chkdsk, did system restore, cleared temp files. Its impossible for me to find the problem service because whenever i change the Services Tab in msconfig it hangs the same way for about 30 minutes before it exits. I did it once but i disabled all services and it worked, but i need most of those services so you see my problem. To single out one service i would literally have to wait 30 min to disable each and restart (only to wait another 30 min before i am able to change anything. As much as i looked on other forums for people with a similar issue, i only found reports of window hanging after starting or hanging a few minutes after. Noone seems to know anything about my problem. Windows starts and then sits idle (0-2% CPU) for 30 minutes before everything starts working. Some programs work, like Chrome, most don't, can't install, can't do anything right for those 30 min, but when they pass the computer functions perfectly. Please, can you help me?