Windows 8 64 bit hangs during boot

During boot up I get the POST screen then the system goes to the Windows 8 splash scree (4 blue squares) and at this point the system will hang for 2 minutes. I have reloaded window, changed SSD' s and reloaded again. I talked to the motherboard tech support, the SSD  tech support and every one says it is a Windows problem. I have also run memtes, Cpu test, ATTO for the SSd and everything is fine. 

P8Z68-v/Gen3 motherrboard
Intel i2600K cpu
16 gigs ram running at 2193
2 GTX 570 Video cards running in SLI mode
2 128 gigabyte SSD hard drives
2 1 terabyte hard drives

The system was rebuilt with minimum hardware at each re-load of Windows. (1 SSD, and 1 video card.)

Thanks for any help. This is really frustrating.





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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 1,180 Applies to: