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3 minute black screen after windows logo (reformat didn't work?!)

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I'll list my specs in a second. Let me tell you exactly what I've experienced here.

About a week ago I turned on my PC to find that right after my windows startup logo, I was greeted with a 3 minute black screen. After seeing this for 3 minutes, it would load up my desktop like normal.

For the next week I tried finding a solution on my own. Nothing seemed to work. This black screen wasn't my only problem though. Windows and programs would randomly freeze on me at times. After a week of this I said "enough" and reformatted.

This seemed to solve all my problems except one. I still have the 3 minute black screen after the windows logo. And at this point I'm out of ideas.

System specs
-I7 930 @ 4.0ghz (water cooled)
-Asus P6T se mobo
-6gb DDR3 *corsair xms3
-ATI HD5870 gpu
-Corsair 120gb SSD OS boot drive
-Western Digital black 750 gb (x2)
-Western digital 100gb
-Enermax galaxy 1200 watt psu
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Can you eliminate hard drive failure? The other thing that comes to mind is a ram problem. If you want to run MemTest86 to test for ram problems.
    
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