Originally Posted by spawn10459
Hello guys. First time here.
I just got the Z77 with the i5 3570k GTX 660 TI.
Installed every thing fine. installed all the crap on the mobo cd. but i ran into a problem with my old sound board not working at all. creative X-fi. not a problem just used on board.
my next problem is when i start my computer and windows loads to see the desk top. it takes about 3min before i can open any thing. and in the bottom right it looks like its searching for an internet connection. after about 3 min it pops up saying i have acess. and unlocks my desktop.
Any one have a clue what could be causing this and or how to stop this?
Well, wellcome to the thread spawn10459
. I do not know exactly what the problem is but I have some ideas as to what I might do if it was my system and hope others do too who may know more.
3 min is a long time to wait. Did you do a new install of windows? Or just remove old MB drivers and then install the new drivers off the CD? Or did you even remove the old drivers? Also, is the OS on a SSD?
You should try removing and reinstalling the LAN dirvers as a minimum if you have not tried that already. Maybe try removing all the MB drivers and reinstalling them if that does not work. Then consider a new windows install if that does not solve it.
I expect that last idea would solve both the LAN and sound card problem if the other things don't work first. Hope others have better ideas if these are not good for you!