I've noticed this ever since I installed RS3, and I've reinstalled it a lot so it's a consistent issue. When I first install Windows, it boots up super fast and the loading animation icon just rotates for 5 seconds and I'm already on the desktop. But after installing my drivers, I notice that the loading animation starts spinning, then pauses for about 3-5 seconds, then continues spinning and Windows continues to boot. I have the latest drivers listed below,. I'm on a RAID 0 setup and my laptop specs are listed in my signature: 1) Intel Chipset Software v10.1.1.45 2) Intel Rapid Storage Technology v220.127.116.110 3) Intel Graphics Driver v18.104.22.16849 4) System Control Manager v13.017.06089 5) nVIDIA GeForce Driver v390.65 6) Realtek ALC899 HD Audio Driver v22.214.171.12402 / Nahimic v2.5.19 7) LAN Killer E2500 Driver v126.96.36.199 8) Realtek S5250 Card Reader Driver v10.0.16299.21304 9) Killer WLAN Driver v188.8.131.528/BT v10.0.0.448 10) Synaptics Tochpad Driver v184.108.40.206 11) Intel Management Engine Driver v220.127.116.114 12) ENE Radio Switch for Airplane Mode v18.104.22.168 13) Intel Thunderbolt Driver v22.214.171.124 Anyone experience this?