Thank you for the update,
Did anything lead up to this or did it just start behaving this way please?
Do you have your iPod plugged in when you try and boot up?
Please try unplugging all USB devices and see if the boot up still hangs.
If both services are deactivated is the computer stable?
I am assuming that you have downloaded all of the Windows updates and done a malware scan.
I see in your opening question that you say "runs fine checked disks on errors: none;" does that mean you did a scan disk? If not, please do scan disk of your drive by following this
If none of this helps then please set a System Restore point before we try anything else by following these instructions. It will enable you to undo what we are about to try in case there is a problem.
Firstly please reinstall the Intel software as there could be an interaction with a MS service and the Intel Monitor. Here is a link to that software in case it has gotten corrupted and needs to be reinstalled.
That should fix the problem but if it doesn't then please create another System Restore point and uninstall the iPod software.
Please let me know how it goes.