Last weekend I returned the Windows 7 after a 2 month test of Windows 10.
For this new install - I actually replaced the system SSD and started completely clean.
Everything went fine install wise until day 3 when the box started acting funny during it’s boot cycle. For the first two days (while installing drivers/updates and software - including the eLicenser/Wavelab) every time I was prompted to restart - the boot cycle was maybe 10 seconds.
But at the start of day 3 - from a cold powerup - the box started hanging with a black screen for a longggggg time. I sat an watched it (without changing anything) for three complete cycles and I would not see the WIndows login prompt until 2 minutes had passed - black screen all around.
Then I hit the net for possible causes - everything I read seemed to point to USB. So I cycled the box time and time again - unplugging one USB item each round. Nothing seemed to get better until I got to the eLicenser. As soon as I yanked it out - the box booted right up in 10 seconds.
After that discovery - I put the eLicenser on a different port and cycled the box again. Seemed fine.
But today - again from cold boot - the same nonsense started up. This time I yanked the eLicenser right away and the box came right back up. So - I am now very concerned that this key may be heading south.
I should also mention - when I installed the latest eLicenser softwareback on Day 2 - it did mention a bunch of “errors” needed to be corrected when it did it’s first refresh of my key. Anything I should be concerned about there?
I am feeling like I need to get a replacement here pronto…
Anyone else see anything like this?