I'd like to understand how a normal boot displays running Windows 7. Is there a period where the screen is basically black between the "Starting Windows" logo and the login screen? I typically get a black screen for up to 10 seconds prior to logging in. I did discover yesterday that the Event Viewer records the boot time under Applications and Services, Microsoft, Windows, Diagnostics-Performance, and Operational. Event ID 100 shows the actual boot time in milliseconds.