I'm not too sure exactly what is causing this. At bootup it can take FOREVER to load windows, the little bars go across as much as 12 times (shouldn't be near that at all). Then after I log in it can take forever to get started. Stuff will load normally, then it'll just HANG. Just thinks for minutes on end. Tried to install something and it takes forever to even begin. Tried disabling services and the such, didn't seem to work. My system: Core i7 920 @2.66ghz, 6GB OCZ 1600 RAM, EVGA X58, BFG GTX 295. Vista 64-bit Ultimate. I had the same kind of issues on my last build: Q6600 @2.4ghz, 8GB Patriot 800 RAM. No matter if Vista was a fresh install or not, it would get slow. I have all the drivers updated and what not. Did registry cleaning, defrags, nothing worked. It's getting really frustrating because I thought getting a new system would have solved the problem, but it carried over. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
check your hd controller settings.