Boot degradation

Hello,

Hi, I really hope someone has some insight. Several months ago I built a new computer the the P6T Deluxe V2, Intel 920, In Win 1200 Watt PS, 12 GB of G.Skill DDR3 Trident, and Windows 7 64. In addition to the Mushkin 64 GB SSD as the boot drive, I have 5 other Veloctiraptor's for storage.

For months all was great, then last week I started to notice that depending on reboot, the computer BIOS and windows system would show anywhere form 4 GB to 8 GB or RAM while CPUID would show all 12 GB. In response to that post last week, I flashed the BIOS with the lastest update, didn't fix the RAM issue, but all seemed to work fine. Beginning two days ago, Windows began to get slower and slower.

I have Norton 360, Malwarebyte, RegistryBooster, etc. I ran all of them, no issues. I first tried to repair the OS. Didn't work. This morning, I wiped the SSD HD clean and did a clean install of Windows 7 64. Man, everything was running great, then about two hours ago, whenever I would try to open explorer for example to view the drives, it would take forever. The system monitor said that explorer.exe and rundll32.exe were not responding.

I eventually did a reboot, now the BIOS takes forever to go through it steps. During reboot, ASUS Express Gate would always load first, giving one access to the internet, skype, etc, and then 10 seconds later, would begin to post. Now it skips the Express Gate and goes strait to the post and hangs for 10 minutes before loading Windows.

I just returned from Radio Shack with a new CMOS battery, did not help. Any ideas? I'm at my wits end!!!

I'm also getting the following Errors in the Event Viewer:

Kernel-Event Tracking - ReadyBoot Error
Diagnostics-Performance/Operational: Boot Degradation
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  1. Okay, here is latest info - Windows UAC Error and Windows Diagnostics/Operational Errors numbered 1 - 4:

    1. UAC Error:

    Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-UAC/Operational
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-UAC
    Date: 4/28/2010 1:41:42 PM
    Event I 1
    Task Category: (1)
    Level: Error
    Keywords:
    User: Troy-PC\Troy
    Computer: Troy-PC
    Description:
    The process failed to handle ERROR_ELEVATION_REQUIRED during the creation of a child process.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-UAC" Guid="{E7558269-3FA5-46ED-9F4D-3C6E282DDE55}" />
    <EventID>1</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>1</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-28T17:41:42.604109700Z" />
    <EventRecordID>7</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="5200" ThreadID="3744" />
    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-UAC/Operational</Channel>
    <Computer>Troy-PC</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-2686760541-4275229839-2241463262-1001" />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    </EventData>
    </Event>

    2. Operation Errors:

    Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
    Date: 4/28/2010 12:29:28 PM
    Event I 100
    Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
    Level: Warning
    Keywords: Event Log
    User: LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer: Troy-PC
    Description:
    Windows has started up:
    Boot Duration : 65264ms
    IsDegradation : true
    Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2010‎-‎04‎-‎28T16:27:00.702800400Z
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
    <EventID>100</EventID>
    <Version>2</Version>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>4002</Task>
    <Opcode>34</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000010000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-28T16:29:28.560860200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>1</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation ActivityID="{00000100-0000-0006-27DF-0CA1EFE6CA01}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1292" ThreadID="2412" />
    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational</Channel>
    <Computer>Troy-PC</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data Name="BootTsVersion">2</Data>
    <Data Name="BootStartTime">2010-04-28T16:27:00.702800400Z</Data>
    <Data Name="BootEndTime">2010-04-28T16:29:25.846455400Z</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemBootInstance">2</Data>
    <Data Name="UserBootInstance">1</Data>
    <Data Name="BootTime">65264</Data>
    <Data Name="MainPathBootTime">54364</Data>
    <Data Name="BootKernelInitTime">22</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDriverInitTime">9724</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDevicesInitTime">2420</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPrefetchInitTime">9868</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPrefetchBytes">596918272</Data>
    <Data Name="BootAutoChkTime">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootSmssInitTime">21532</Data>
    <Data Name="BootCriticalServicesInitTime">455</Data>
    <Data Name="BootUserProfileProcessingTime">218</Data>
    <Data Name="BootMachineProfileProcessingTime">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootExplorerInitTime">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootNumStartupApps">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPostBootTime">10900</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsRebootAfterInstall">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits">16645</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits">16645</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsDegradation">true</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsStepDegradation">true</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsGradualDegradation">true</Data>
    <Data Name="BootImprovementDelta">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDegradationDelta">19146</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsRootCauseIdentified">true</Data>
    <Data Name="OSLoaderDuration">1048</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPNPInitStartTimeMS">22</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPNPInitDuration">7009</Data>
    <Data Name="OtherKernelInitDuration">2168</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS">9171</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemPNPInitDuration">5134</Data>
    <Data Name="SessionInitStartTimeMS">14313</Data>
    <Data Name="Session0InitDuration">15838</Data>
    <Data Name="Session1InitDuration">1028</Data>
    <Data Name="SessionInitOtherDuration">4665</Data>
    <Data Name="WinLogonStartTimeMS">35845</Data>
    <Data Name="OtherLogonInitActivityDuration">18300</Data>
    <Data Name="UserLogonWaitDuration">576</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>

    3. Operation Error:

    Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
    Date: 4/28/2010 12:29:28 PM
    Event I 110
    Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Event Log
    User: LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer: Troy-PC
    Description:
    Session manager initialization caused a slow down in the startup process:
    Name : SMSSInit
    Total Time : 21532ms
    Degradation Time : 11532ms
    Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2010‎-‎04‎-‎28T16:27:00.702800400Z
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
    <EventID>110</EventID>
    <Version>1</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>4002</Task>
    <Opcode>33</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000010000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-28T16:29:28.560860200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>8</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation ActivityID="{00000100-0000-0006-27DF-0CA1EFE6CA01}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1292" ThreadID="2412" />
    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational</Channel>
    <Computer>Troy-PC</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data Name="StartTime">2010-04-28T16:27:00.702800400Z</Data>
    <Data Name="NameLength">9</Data>
    <Data Name="Name">SMSSInit</Data>
    <Data Name="TotalTime">21532</Data>
    <Data Name="DegradationTime">11532</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>

    4. Operation Error:

    Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
    Date: 4/28/2010 8:57:55 AM
    Event I 100
    Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
    Level: Critical
    Keywords: Event Log
    User: LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer: Troy-PC
    Description:
    Windows has started up:
    Boot Duration : 392414ms
    IsDegradation : true
    Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2010‎-‎04‎-‎28T12:50:03.671600300Z
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
    <EventID>100</EventID>
    <Version>2</Version>
    <Level>1</Level>
    <Task>4002</Task>
    <Opcode>34</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000010000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-28T12:57:55.743037600Z" />
    <EventRecordID>27</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation ActivityID="{00000100-0000-0004-E589-4B52D1E6CA01}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1344" ThreadID="2296" />
    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational</Channel>
    <Computer>Troy-PC</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data Name="BootTsVersion">2</Data>
    <Data Name="BootStartTime">2010-04-28T12:50:03.671600300Z</Data>
    <Data Name="BootEndTime">2010-04-28T12:57:52.919432600Z</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemBootInstance">7</Data>
    <Data Name="UserBootInstance">6</Data>
    <Data Name="BootTime">392414</Data>
    <Data Name="MainPathBootTime">378014</Data>
    <Data Name="BootKernelInitTime">22</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDriverInitTime">5089</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDevicesInitTime">3166</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPrefetchInitTime">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPrefetchBytes">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootAutoChkTime">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootSmssInitTime">243827</Data>
    <Data Name="BootCriticalServicesInitTime">415</Data>
    <Data Name="BootUserProfileProcessingTime">120114</Data>
    <Data Name="BootMachineProfileProcessingTime">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootExplorerInitTime">566</Data>
    <Data Name="BootNumStartupApps">9</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPostBootTime">14400</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsRebootAfterInstall">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits">16384</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits">3147776</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsDegradation">true</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsStepDegradation">true</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsGradualDegradation">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootImprovementDelta">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDegradationDelta">108081</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsRootCauseIdentified">true</Data>
    <Data Name="OSLoaderDuration">199556</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPNPInitStartTimeMS">22</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPNPInitDuration">7092</Data>
    <Data Name="OtherKernelInitDuration">5023</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS">12109</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemPNPInitDuration">1164</Data>
    <Data Name="SessionInitStartTimeMS">13280</Data>
    <Data Name="Session0InitDuration">238082</Data>
    <Data Name="Session1InitDuration">597</Data>
    <Data Name="SessionInitOtherDuration">5146</Data>
    <Data Name="WinLogonStartTimeMS">257107</Data>
    <Data Name="OtherLogonInitActivityDuration">225</Data>
    <Data Name="UserLogonWaitDuration">242</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>
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