I'm new to this site so please instruct me if this is not the place to air a 3dsmax issue.

I'm creating an animation in 3dsmax 2014 using Vray. I can render each of the 400 frames on an independent render pass whereby each takes about 5 minutes to process. But when I try to render the sequence the first frame renders fine in the 5 minute range, but the second frame, regardless of which frame it is, hangs up and stalls stating it will take over 19 hours to render. I have removed the entire project from my network and placed it on the one computer's local C drive with all of its bitmaps, light maps, light cache and IR maps also on the C drive. In other words, no network rendering at all. Still it hangs on the second frame. Any ideas?