Sudden slow boot time on Windows Loading screen with SSD

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10

    Sudden slow boot time on Windows Loading screen with SSD

    I just noticed in the last few days that my PC takes about 2-3 minutes to boot up. It takes about 5 seconds to post and then hangs on Windows loading screen for about 2-3 minutes, which used to be around 10-15 seconds. I'm not really sure when it started.

    I did a test to check if my SSD speeds and they seem perfectly fine (500mb read/write) . I searched around for a fix but couldn't find anything similar to my problem, so I used a Windows Performance Recorder and recorded my last boot, I'll upload it if it helps fixing the issue:

    Tried booting with all startup processes turned off and all USB ports unplugged, no change. Tried both Windows fast boot both on and off and again no change.


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  2. Posts : 41,537
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    1) Run this log collector and place a zip into this thread:
    log collector

    2) open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    3) sfc /scannow
    4) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    5) chkdsk /scan

    6) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    7) msconfig (in the pop up system configuration > move the dot from normal startup to selective startup > uncheck load startup items > click service tab > in left lower corner check hide all Microsoft services > in the lower right side click disable all > click apply or ok > do not reboot)

    8) taskmgr (in the pop up task manager > click on the start up tab > click on status so that the column sorts with enable rising to the top > right click on each row with enable and change to disable)
    How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    9) shutdown /r (you will reboot the computer so that it is in clean boot)

    Evaluate the performance on your computer in clean boot during typical use.
    Are the boots faster or slower?
    Are the shutdowns faster or slower?
    How has the video performance changed? Is it better, worse, or the same?
    Continue using clean boot indefinitely to monitor performance.

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    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
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    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, etc.)
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Here are the cmd tests, everything seems fine.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.192]
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    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.16299.15

    Image Version: 10.0.16299.192

    [==========================100.0%==========================] The restore operation completed successfully.
    The operation completed successfully.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk /scan
    The type of the file system is NTFS.

    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    433920 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
    12693 large file records processed.
    0 bad file records processed.

    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    25299 reparse records processed.
    496154 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
    0 unindexed files scanned.
    0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
    25299 reparse records processed.

    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    31118 data files processed.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    38354568 USN bytes processed.
    Usn Journal verification completed.

    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.

    115887084 KB total disk space.
    37040140 KB in 138340 files.
    113900 KB in 31119 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    549728 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    78183316 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    28971771 total allocation units on disk.
    19545829 allocation units available on disk.


    Also I already did a clean boot with no change, boot is still very slow.
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  4. Posts : 898
    windows 10


    What you can do to troubleshoot that the right way and get answers to your problem is;

    -Download and Install windows Performance Toolkit . Choose the package corresponding to your Windows version.
    -Record a trace using Windows Performance Recorder using these options:
    -Compress the resulting file
    - Share it through any other file sharing platform.

    I'llanalyze your trace file and give you a feedback.

    See you
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi zinou,
    I was away for the weekend so I couldn't respond, but if you check my original post I uploaded on google drive a Windows Performance Recorder trace with boot options. Is my upload any different then your suggestion? I'll upload another one if it's needed.

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  6. Posts : 898
    windows 10

    Hi @SamuraiDeek

    Didn't see that !

    Can you compress the ETL file and upload it again ? I didn't have a fast Internet connxion in these days ...
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  7. Posts : 898
    windows 10

    I don't see any delay in the trace you gave !

    All the boot phases are about a few secondes !

    Sudden slow boot time on Windows Loading screen with SSD-capture.png
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hmm, that is weird. My windows loading screen is certainly 3 minutes long every time I boot it up. Problem is, I have moved my Users folder from my SSD windows drive to my HDD to save up space and data write on the SSD, so Reset this PC option in windows is unusable and a pain in the ass because I would have to move everything back. Anyways, looks like I don't have many options.

    Thanks for the help, though!
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  9. Posts : 41,537
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    Which sources did you view to learn WPR?
    What was the the duration of time?
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  10. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hey zbook, if you're here to help with the problem, I also want to note that booting in Safe Mode doesn't change anything, boot times are still very long.

    Edit: I also did a few other recordings and it still shows the same values.
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