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Windows 7 boot issues on vertex 4

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December 21, 2012 8:52:47 PM

i just build a new computer and theres just one prolem thats drivng me crazy. whenever i start up the computer windows 7 will hang on the windows logo for about 10 seconds. now this doesnt seem like much of a problem but with the listed specs below there should only be about a 3-4 second delay. at first i thought is was my ssd because one of my friends put his intel 320 in there and it booted up just fine,but after i got my vertex 4 replaced i had the same issue. ive installed windows with multiple installations so its not the windows 7 cd/usb. ive installed windows in AHCI and RAID-RTSe-with load driver at install. if i install at first using RAID and then change back to AHCI it boots perfect, but right after i install the motherboard drivers it goes back to that long boot. it also seems that if i install a driver the requires restarting and install another driver before restarting, OCZ toolbox wont even recognize my ssd. none of this makes any sense, help would be much appreciated!

specs...
asrock x79 extreme6/gb (current newest 2.10 UEFI)
intel 3820 on water2.0 pro
ocz vertex 4 256gb (1.5)
gtx 670
patriot viper xtreme division4 4x4gb pc3-17000
cooler master storm stryker
a b $ Windows 7
a c 81 G Storage
December 21, 2012 9:20:51 PM

Do you use dhcp or a fixed it? If it's dhcp it might take long to get an ip address (and that happens after you install the ethernet driver).
a b $ Windows 7
a c 504 G Storage
December 21, 2012 9:28:06 PM

Update your motherboard's BIOS to version 2.20 and see if that helps.

Also verify that your drive is connected to one of the Intel 6Gb/s ports (SATA3_0 or SATA3_1), not one of the ASMedia 6Gb/s ports (SATA3_A0 or SATA3_A1).
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December 21, 2012 9:48:58 PM

noidea_77 said:
Do you use dhcp or a fixed it? If it's dhcp it might take long to get an ip address (and that happens after you install the ethernet driver).

no, havnt configured anything with that, i have a TL-WDN4800 for my wireless card
December 21, 2012 9:50:08 PM

Dereck47 said:
Update your motherboard's BIOS to version 2.20 and see if that helps.

Also verify that your drive is connected to one of the Intel 6Gb/s ports (SATA3_0 or SATA3_1), not one of the ASMedia 6Gb/s ports (SATA3_A0 or SATA3_A1).

yes, ive updated to 2.2 and my drive is connected to the intel sata3 port. i can not figure out what it is
December 22, 2012 1:52:19 AM

Any more suggestions?
December 22, 2012 2:35:19 AM

BwwwJ1st said:
This is probably a longshot.... A long delay may be caused if your desktop background is a solid color. I had this exact problem after clean install of Windows 7.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-28646263/prevent...

I wish it was that easy but no, I'm using the default windows logo background
December 22, 2012 2:44:28 AM

Some more information.
So I did another clean install of windows with raid (rst) and installed the latest driver for it (rst 11.7) off of intel because asrocks website has old drivers, which pissed me off. After I finished that I also installed the intel inf x79 chipset driver and it began booting perfect but then I installed the asmedia driver and it got screwed up again. I noticed that was also an old driver so I got the new one but the boot was still messed up.
December 22, 2012 11:40:56 AM

Any clues in the event viewer?
December 22, 2012 10:24:42 PM

BwwwJ1st said:
Any clues in the event viewer?

not relating to this problem...
December 22, 2012 10:30:23 PM

So i think i've figured it out. i uninstalled the asmedia sata3 driver and it now boots up almost instantly. Asrock must have some *** drivers or something because half of them werent even the updated ones anyway, let alone working! Im going to complain to them about this for what all i've went through. Thanks anyway everyone!
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