When I boot up windows 7, an hour glass appears. But of late it takes longer and longer for the hour-glass to disappear. I understand that some function/app or otherwise is in the background, possibly loading. How can I find out what is running in the background that the system is trying to resolve? Running Windows 7 Home Premium Processor Intel RAM 4 GB System type 64 bit Operating system. Today I ran several programs checking (and removing) unwanted spyware and unwanted files. SuperAntiSpyware CleanMyPC Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.