OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64
As the topic implies, my system occasionally hangs at "Starting Windows". Specifically, it hangs just before the Microsoft graphic plays. If I see the graphic, I know I'm good to go. Once I get past "starting windows", I have yet to see any issue with the system with respect to lockup or freezes.
The only way I can get the system to boot, when it does hang, is to hit the reset button and then select "Start Windows Normally". The system then loads up with no issues (or at least none observed thus far).
Background: This is a new PC that I built. I've noticed this issue from the very beginning and have made multiple re-installs of the OS after completely formatting the hard drive each time.
I've seen multiple reports of people having issues getting stuck at "starting windows" but none seem to have the same issue I have where it only happens from time to time. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks in advance for your help.