We have a Maingear tower gaming system that is hanging after login for 20 to 30 minutes. This doesn't happen in Safe Mode; however we have reinstalled Windows 7 from scratch 4 times and reconfigured the SSD back to RAID 1 (former problem had them in another config). Patriot RAM 12GB passes with flying colors with Memtest 86+. We are at our wits end - tried just about everything other than dropping it off a tall building. We've removed extraneous cards, disabled legacy USB in BIOS, all to no avail. About 1 in 10 times it boots up and stays clean. Otherwise, it's useless and can't be used (just a spinning blue windows symbol).
Even if you wait 1/2 hour and it clears up, it will rear it's ugly head later, making the system unusable.
This system has a clean install with only Zone Alarm installed (has the problem without Zone Alarm, too).
We have very little to no BSOD and fan is running fine. Shall we pull the NVIDIA card?
There was a shorted USB panel that was replaced by Maingear before this happened, but that may be a red herring. The panel works fine now.
This is an i7 970 3.2 GHz 6 core system, ASUS X58 Sabertooth motherboard
I thought it was hardware - not so sure now as Safe Mode seems stable.
you need to go into MSCONFIG and shut down all startup services. if you bootup fine with all the services off then start enableing them one by one until you find your culprit/s (you may have more than one)