Windows 10: Windows 10 computer takes hours and sometimes days to boot
Windows 10 computer takes hours and sometimes days to boot
Hi. I have a Windows 10 computer. Just a few months ago, I encountered a problem, and it's really annoying me now. When my computer shuts down, it will take hours if not DAYS to boot. One time it took almost 2 days. The screen just stays blank, and I can't hear the fans or anything running inside the computer. Everything is plugged in correctly, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It's off right now, I've been waiting since this morning for it to come back on. How can I boot it right now??? And when I boot it, how can I fix this problem?
Hi, some things you can try:
1. Run a check on your disk:
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!
- or do this from outside Windows e.g. booting your PC with Kyhi's boot disk (DVD/flash drive) available from the top of the Software and Apps section here.
2. Check the SMART parameters of your disk using Crystal Diskinfo (free, portable).
- you can do that having booted using Kyhi's disk too
3. Try turning off fast start-up.
4. Research: I searched for
very slow boot
in the forum - e.g.
Solved Very slow startup after Windows Anniversary update - Windows 10 Forums
Very Slow Boot - Windows 10 Forums
Solved Very painful and slow boot time and 100% disk usage - Windows 10 Forums
5. Try booting to Safe Mode. Is that a lot faster?
6. Try a clean boot. Is that any faster?
Thank you for the suggestions on what to do, I will try these once it turns on, but that could be days from now, as it is extremely slow. I will keep waiting for it to turn on, then try your suggestions.
Hi, a lot of these you can do by booting from external media -provided your PC boots normally that way. If it is slow booting from external media, that tends to indicate you have a hardware problem.
So please get yourself Kyhi's disk as above and try booting from it.
First thing you need to do is fill in your specs, completely in every detail, we have no idea what you have.
1 option would be to backup your data and reset your computer.
Reset Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Or do a System Restore to back before the problem started.
System Restore Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
@AddRAM - there's no point doing that until we know the disk is ok. First thing, check the disk.
Goes without saying, it`s been a few months, that should have been confirmed already.
This is a shared computer and another person who uses it thinks it's a bad idea to download something from an unknown source. We are very careful about what we download, so I think we decided just to wait until it comes back on itself. Thanks anyways though. I'll let you know when it's back.
Not careful enough I guess
No one on this site would recommend you try anything we haven`t used our self.
Good Luck, keep us informed.
The source- the boot disk- is from a senior member of this site. I think you can trust that- If not, I'm not sure what you can trust.
Anyway, I'll leave it with you. Good luck.
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