Will do most of this tonight as I need to get work done and can't risk having to reboot.
In the meantime:
1. Downloading from MSTechBench now. Will try repair tonight.
2. All 6 of my drives report that they are in good shape and SMART is good.
3. Clean install had only a CD drive attached.
4. I don't get any BSOD's or any crashes. All is fine and rock solid. I just can't boot to my login screen without getting "spinning circles" and two hours for that to finish and give me my login. After that, all is perfectly fine and stable.
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop
out-file : Could not find a part of the path 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\%userprofile%\Desktop\sfc
At line:1 char:1
+ findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\s ...
+ CategoryInfo : OpenError: (:) [Out-File], DirectoryNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : FileOpenFailure,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.OutFileCommand
I didn't realize 'Reliability Monitor' existed. This is potentially a very handy tool. I came straight from Windows 7 to Win 10. Did Windows 7 have this? If so, I don't know how I could have missed it as I do spend a lot of time under the hood, not like you, but more than most people. It looks like 'Adobe Acrobat DC' is having some issues. This could be it. Windows may be trying to repair it on every boot. Is there another log for dump file that might corroborate that and show that it's what's holding the boot process up? I've attached an RM screenshot:
Now I have something to explore. I'll report in later. Let me know your thoughts.
Thank you.... Rob