Failed to connect to windows service / slow boot. Please Help

My computer recently started having issues........ here is what is going on:

* boot computer
* Windows boot screen displayed ~ 1 minute
* screen goes black. Can move mouse. Drive light constantly on, not blinking. ~ 5 minutes
* log in screen comes up / log in
* Desktop loads ~ 1 minute
> sometimes it loads with regular windows aero theme other times it loads with basic windows classic theme.
* Error message pop up "failed to connect to System event notification service"
* Have to wait for about 5 more minutes before computer is actually usable
* Occasionally the audio service does not work as well...

from when I press the power button to when I can actually use my computer takes 10 - 15 minutes.

Here is what I have tried so far

*Turning off all start up programs / services
*Uninstalled AVG anti virus
*PC Tools Registry mechanic registry clean up
*Tested Memory - passed
*Hard Drive Self Test ---- # 1 - 7 fail / #10008 Fail
> I am guessing that this is the source of the problem, however my computer does still work once everything is finally booted. So I don't know what to do with that information or if that test even matters.
* I have tried looking at the event viewer but every time it says that the event log service is unavailable.
> I try turning on Windows Event Log but that does not change anything
* tried "netsh winsock reset" in command prompt, based on a different thread that I found - it didn't work

Possible useful information

Windows 7 Professional x64 upgraded from vista
Avg Anti Virus
PC tools Registry mechanic

Hp pavilion dv2000 (dv2915nr)
Intel Core 2 Duo: T5550, 1830 Mhz
4gb ram upgraded from 3 gb

I have tried everything I can think of please let me know if you need more info.
thanks
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    My computer recently started having issues........ here is what is going on:

    * boot computer
    * Windows boot screen displayed ~ 1 minute
    * screen goes black. Can move mouse. Drive light constantly on, not blinking. ~ 5 minutes
    * log in screen comes up / log in
    * Desktop loads ~ 1 minute
    > sometimes it loads with regular windows aero theme other times it loads with basic windows classic theme.
    * Error message pop up "failed to connect to System event notification service"
    * Have to wait for about 5 more minutes before computer is actually usable
    * Occasionally the audio service does not work as well...

    from when I press the power button to when I can actually use my computer takes 10 - 15 minutes.

    Here is what I have tried so far
    *Turning off all start up programs / services
    *Uninstalled AVG anti virus
    *PC Tools Registry mechanic registry clean up
    *Tested Memory - passed
    *Hard Drive Self Test ---- # 1 - 7 fail / #10008 Fail
    > I am guessing that this is the source of the problem, however my computer does still work once everything is finally booted. So I don't know what to do with that information or if that test even matters.
    * I have tried looking at the event viewer but every time it says that the event log service is unavailable.
    > I try turning on Windows Event Log but that does not change anything
    * tried "netsh winsock reset" in command prompt, based on a different thread that I found - it didn't work

    Possible useful information

    Windows 7 Professional x64 upgraded from vista
    Avg Anti Virus
    PC tools Registry mechanic

    Hp pavilion dv2000 (dv2915nr)
    Intel Core 2 Duo: T5550, 1830 Mhz
    4gb ram upgraded from 3 gb

    I have tried everything I can think of please let me know if you need more info.
    thanks



    I have same problem described above, times are slitely shorter, 64bit Windows 7 untimate, clean install from usb iso (post resolution to bootsect.exe issue), running on dell poweredge sc430,

    "No Audio Output Device is installed" hardware issue!!!!

    Win 7 has never detected or installed drivers for Ensoniq es1370 sound card

    Specs below:

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name ****************
    System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    System Model PowerEdge SC430
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, 2793 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 10/6/2006
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
    User Name ***********************************
    Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 1.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 1.00 GB
    Available Physical Memory 317 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.00 GB
    Page File Space 1.00 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    Cant seem to find any info on sevenforums, or microsoft technet or cnet, or WELL..... Any where!!
    Microsoft fix.it no problems detected!

    Please any help greatly appreciated!
    Can contact me any time @ emt23[at]aol.com
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