Re: ESS BETA 2 - splash screen hanging on boot up I agree with you. Something as crucial as a Splash Screen hanging up systems should be dealt with in a somewhat quick manner. I cannot even use my system unless I am in Safe Mode. The Splash Screen disables my entire system, and I cannot uninstall ESS in Safe Mode. So I am stuck using my machine in Safe Mode until the problem is resolved. I'm sure there are other's who cannot use their systems to their full potential either because of this issue. Not being able to uninstall a Beta release should raise some flags.