Hi there! Hope you're all well.
So yeah, as the title states:
- Windows 10 Freezes about 1 minute after booting. It happens slowly; programs start up fine within the first 20 seconds, then it all grinds to a halt. If I leave it long enough it can say 'windows explorer has crashed' or even just cut to a black screen. It can also happen if I don't login immediately.
- It is, however, completely fine in safe mode with networking (typing this from the comp atm).
- I reformatted the computer as soon as this started happening. It was fine for a few hours, then started again.
- I've tried booting with just one stick of RAM (tried each one), and I also took out the GPU, but the problem persists without these components.
- I tried a windows resource protection scan - no integrity violations. I also tried checking the Event Viewer but I couldn't see any errors in either System or Applications. I also watched the task manager while this was happening - there were no crazy spikes in CPU or Memory usage or anything. Seemed normal.
- I reformatted my comp a couple of months ago becuase I got a virus. Around the same time, I booted the comp up and it said my BIOS was corrupted - but it automattically restored a previous version and I haven't had the same problem since.
- Around the same time (2 months ago) I installed a new SSD boot drive.
I've tried searching on google for similar threads pretty extensively, but while I can find some people with similar problems, they always seem to come up with a solution that doesn't apply to me, or the thread trails off...
I'd be super greatful if anyone could lend some insight into this!
Intel i5-4670K = CPU
Gigabyte Z87-D3HP = mobo
Samsung SSD 850 Evo = boot drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 = GPU
Corsair RM750 = PSU