I've tried to do several things to correct this. First I tried disabling all unnecessary startup programs using "msconfig", that didn't work. Then I selected "diagnostic startup" in "msconfig" this did work, but it meant that pretty much nothing was loaded up. Next I tried "selective startup" and worked my way down the list enabling the processes (restarting after each option change), when I enabled the "services" and restarted it was back to the pausing, so I think its safe to assume that the problem is with the services.
So after this I used an online site which recommends which services can be put on manual or disabled, after eliminating all unnecessary services I restarted, and it still pauses just like before.
Please help, I've looked around a lot to try and solve this problem.
Edited by vanzylb, 13 November 2006 - 09:22 PM.