I've searched the forums and found similar problems to what I'm experiencing, but nothing quite exact. I have Windows 7 64-Bit installed on a PC with a quad core Intel i7, 4GB/Ram, 128GB SSD, and Marvel Yukon 1Gbit network adapter (built into ASUS P6X58D), which is plugged into our office's Gbit network.
When I boot the system with the network cable UNPLUGGED, it boots up very quick, but when I have the cable plugged in, it gets stuck on the "Please wait..." screen for about 2.5-3 minutes before the windows login pops up and allows me to log into the system which leads me to think it has something to do with the network adapter. After I enter my login info, it takes another couple of minutes to load the desktop. I've tried the driver
supplied by ASUS, as well as the driver provided by Windows Update, but I can't get it to boot fast like it does when it's unplugged. It's like it's trying to establish some kind of network connection before it allows the system to proceed.
The computer is being setup for the owner of the company I work for and telling him he has to unplug his network cable every time he reboots his computer is not an option lol.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!