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Hangs on Black Screen for about 1 minute during boot...

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January 28, 2013 1:06:47 PM

Hi all. I have an ssd and my windows usually boots really fast, like around 15 seconds. Recently though, I've encountered a problem where after the glowing windows icon and before the login screen I get a black screen for about 1-2 minutes. I have no idea what might be causing this and I want to fully experience my SSD's capabilities. I miss being able to reboot in a matter of seconds instead of minutes. My SSD is doing great, it doesn't seem to be failing at all, still super fast after the boot. Any suggestions? I've tried googling it but its kind of a catch all and most things I find are windows hanging indefinitely during boot.
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January 28, 2013 1:14:26 PM

Does booting into safe mode still give you a black screen?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2013 1:28:21 PM

Anything in the event logs? Sounds like something, (driver, application) is attempting to get started and failing.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2013 1:48:00 PM

^+1. Check your Event Logs. Did you reset your BIOS recently? Windows may be trying to initialize a device that is either not present or not working, such as a network adapter. Go into your BIOS and disable any such devices in your system that you are not using. Similarly, check Device Manager in Windows. You may need to "fix" or disable any device(s) you see with a yellow exclamation point.
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January 28, 2013 2:33:38 PM

Ok, I"m working on getting you guys an event log. Thanks for the responses!

I will also try the safe mode suggestion...
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January 28, 2013 2:37:16 PM

Ok, so boot logging was enabled already, heres my log file's contents:

Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RtsUVStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\monitor.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\GEARAspiWDM.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\GEARAspiWDM.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\monitor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\USBSTOR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WUDFRd.sys
Service Pack 1 1 26 2013 12:39:35.610
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vmci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mountmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\winhv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\vsock.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\atapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ataport.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\msahci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\amdxata.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fileinfo.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\msrpc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ksecdd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\cng.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\pcw.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fs_Rec.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ndis.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NETIO.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ksecpkg.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\fwpkclnt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\vmstorfl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\volsnap.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\spldr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\rdyboost.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mup.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\hwpolicy.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\fvevol.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Null.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Beep.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\RDPCDD.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\rdpencdd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\rdprefmp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Msfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Npfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tdx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\afd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\netbt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ws2ifsl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wfplwf.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pacer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vwififlt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netbios.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wanarp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\truecrypt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\termdd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\SCDEmu.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\nsiproxy.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\mssmbios.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\discache.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\csc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\dfsc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\blbdrive.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tunnel.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\HDAudBus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HECIx64.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vwifibus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\FLxHCIc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\i8042prt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\SynTP.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kbdclass.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\GEARAspiWDM.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Smb_driver.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\CmBatt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\intelppm.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\wmiacpi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AMPPAL.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\CompositeBus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msiscsi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AgileVpn.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rasl2tp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndistapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndiswan.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspppoe.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspptp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rassstp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdpbus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\swenum.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\umbus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bpenum.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\nvhda64v.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ksthunk.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\RTKVHD64.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MBfilt64.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\FLxHCIh.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\bpusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bpmp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\monitor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbccgp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RtsUVStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbvideo.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\luafv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vmnetbridge.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lltdio.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nwifi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndisuio.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rspndr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\HTTP.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bowser.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mpsdrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb10.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb20.sys
Loaded driver \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\hcmon.sys
Loaded driver \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmx86.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\npf.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\peauth.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\secdrv.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srvnet.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\tcpipreg.sys
Loaded driver \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmnetuserif.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\SysWOW64\drivers\vstor2-mntapi10-shared.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv2.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vwifimp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\asyncmac.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MSPQM.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MSPCLOCK.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\monitor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RtsUVStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\GEARAspiWDM.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\GEARAspiWDM.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RtsUVStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RtsUVStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RtsUVStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RtsUVStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RtsUVStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RtsUVStor.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\GEARAspiWDM.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\GEARAspiWDM.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\btath_bus.sys

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January 28, 2013 5:29:45 PM

I booted into safe mode very quickly, and after I rebooted from that it was fast again... I don't know if the problem has randomly resolved itself or soemthing so I'm going to reboot again
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January 28, 2013 6:14:43 PM

well... It appears as if the problem resolved itself magically... I have had this problem for a few weeks, including last night, but as soon as I make a post it fixes itself... Oh well thank you guys anyway!

Edit: The problem persists I guess it's just random?
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February 2, 2014 10:40:50 AM

I have been having this problem for 2 years. I upgraded from an old AMD dual core processor(2005 model) to the i7 3770 and the boot freezing changed from 5 minutes to only 1 minute on my SSD. I actually got to play around with some programs for about 10 seconds before I had to take a timeout for 1 minute. Booting into safe mode and then booting into Windows solved this problem for me. I'm gonna restart and hope it's working. Awesome fix.

Just rebooted; froze for about 2 seconds at times, but I'm sure the programs were just loading. Awesome to actually be able to access Windows 30 seconds after restarting.
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