I have had this problem ever since I built the computer.
When I type my password in and login, the machine takes wayy longer than expected to log in.
My parents PC which is MEANT to be slower (if anything) logs in for them on each user, almost instantly. Plus it sleeps and resumes from sleep faster. (It's generally faster! in many aspects of it's functionality.)
It sounds like a DNS issue. Are you using a roaming profile. If so, it sounds like it's taking a while to find the domain server. If you aren't using a roming profile, the home drive may be set incorrectly. To validate where is your home drive and home path is just execute SET command in CMD and browse for HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH. For our case, we want to ensure that it's C:\ and \Users\xxxx
Quite a few people have fixed this problem with this update. It came out in april 2010 so you may already have it installed. One of the problems it fixes:
The Welcome screen may be displayed for 30 seconds when you try to log on to a computer if you set the desktop background to a solid color.
You have turned verbose mode on which is why you are even seeing those messages at startup. If verbose mode is off, it should go straight to the desktop after entering your password without displaying those messages.
To enable/disable verbose:
1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now goto:
You should have initially installed them when you set up the system. They would be on the disk that came with your motherboard. If you didn't install them, this can be part of your problem. If you didn't use the disk, you should have downloaded it from the motherboard manufacturer's web site. Either way, the version is most likely listed within the install file name.
It's a little baffling, but I think I'd do a clean install before spending the money on a new drive. Have you tried downloading SMART monitoring software to see if the values are ok? Both speedfan and HDTune can view smart values. You should mostly be concerned with the reallocated sector count and pending sector count.