Hi everyone, I am new here. I recently installed Windows 7 on my computer and have been having problems with startup. Specifically, after I log in, it goes to a black screen with a cursor. I can ctrl-alt-delete, go to a task manager and start explorer.exe manually, after which my desktop finally comes up. Yes, it is a acceptable workaround, but I would obviously prefer to have the explorer.exe file launch on its own. I have tried various things already. Thinking it might be a video problem, one friend suggested I try hitting F5 to refresh the screen during startup. Someone else suggested I turn off the Aero theme since that has apparently been causing some people problems. Someone else told me to try getting a new video driver, but I have a Sony Vaio, about 2 years old, and Sony said they won't support Windows 7. But now that I know that I can get explorer to launch, I am thinking this isn't a video problem at all. Any ideas? Many thanks!!