30 minute boot times? WTF?

#1
Ok, here is the skinny,

Build 7100 64
HP 8530w
Quad Core
8GB memory
Quadro Video card

Installed 7100 64 last night.
Configured it for network domain use
downloaded/installed Virtual PC with XP for the 64 bit flavor of win 7
Did not configure XP for network domain right away.

Went to office, connected to network, all was well, 2 hours later.. went to restart, 37 minutes from the time I logged in with my credentials, I got a desktop.
Safe mode boots fast
Safe mode with netowrking boots fast
Regular boot take no less than a timed 30 minutes, with up to 45 minutes (Yes I timed it and yes I waited)

Every time.

I am using virtual XP Mode, yes it does stop me from rebooting 7 sometimes, yes I have force quit xpvm to get a reboot.

Any ideas, why would 7 take so long, but also feel quick once running?

On a happy note...

Win 7 32 installed without bootcamp (straight install) on my first gen core duo macbook, XP mode works great on it, hell 7 feels better than OSX Leopard, been running 7 since build 7000

Win 7 64 installed on 20" aluminum iMac (straight install), xp mode runs great, no issues on either computer, only HP.
 


#2
I just went with the easiest option, format and re-install.

I was hoping someone might have an idea, but I was wrong.
 


#3
Did the re-install fix this issue? Have you set things back up as they were prior to the re-installation?.. ;)
 


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