I timed it one day, and the total time from pressing the power button to entering a password is 23 minutes. This starting happening suddenly about a week ago. I've tried the sfc /scannow command but it found no corrupted files. Also my monitor will flash black if I dont reinstall my graphics card (gt 660 pny edition) back into the pcie slot every time I boot. Ive cleaned it and reapplied the thermal paste but the problem still occurs. any help with either of these problems would be appreciated.