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  1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       30 Oct 2016 #1

    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?
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,241
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       31 Oct 2016 #2

    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?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       31 Oct 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,241
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       31 Oct 2016 #4

    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.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 624
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Oct 2016 #5

    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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,241
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       31 Oct 2016 #6

    @AddRAM - there's no point doing that until we know the disk is ok. First thing, check the disk.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 624
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Oct 2016 #7

    Goes without saying, it`s been a few months, that should have been confirmed already.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       31 Oct 2016 #8

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 624
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Oct 2016 #9

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  10. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,241
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       01 Nov 2016 #10

    Hereforhelp9 said: View Post
    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.
    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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