I recently started my computer in safe mode, the next time I started it I got the normal windows background but otherwise it seemed like the computer had stuck in safe mode eg only a very small number of services started, no internet connectivity AVG ran as if in safe mode etc. I had no luck through choosing normal start up when booting or via msconfig so eventually I resorted to last known good configuration. Now when I start my computer up it loads normally until I get to my desktop background at this point it freezes for about 3 minutes no start menu no bar at the bottom no desktop icons or ability to call taskmanager no internet access. After 3 minutes about 12 core services start which I know as I can use task manager then a couple of minutes later the rest of my program applications are loaded and the missing icons and bars appear. Still no internet access though despite last known good config meaning that some things that were disabled now have automatic start up description in the services window eg Remote Proceedure Call. I have no reason to think I have a virus. Does anyone have any ideas whats going on and what I can do about it ??? Could windows be trying to find something which is no longer on the computer causing a delay at start up or is it perhaps still disabling some aspects of my normal start up? How can I find out what is going on to cause this freeze and lack of connectivity?? I do not have any relevant system restore points. Any help would be very appreciated.