Slow boot time on SSD and slow Desktop icons loading Solved

  1. Posts : 141
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free

    Slow boot time on SSD and slow Desktop icons loading

    Hi all,

    I'm using an Intel SSD 240GB 520 series.
    Always loading very fast, i.e., about 8 seconds from cold boot.

    Since windows 10 is installed, boot time is about 20 seconds and desktop icons take some time to refresh and load their images.

    Regarding the boot time:
    I've narrowed it down the an unexplained read/write access on my external HDD eSATA which is used for backups, though currently all backup process are stopped.
    When I remove / turn off my external HDD, boot time is about 8 seconds.
    I can't figure out why all of a sudden it required this access to this HDD.

    As for the slow icon refresh.. I have no idea how to fix this and I was hoping to get some assistance on this as well.

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    Sorry it's an old thread. Just wanted to re assure you on the slow icon refresh. Fast startup is enabled on my machine (I have Samsung evo SSD 500 gb as boot drive plus secondary 3TB drive). I never timed it but literally load up of Windows is instant after BIOS. I never used an SSD before, I can't believe how fast it is and wonder whether it's fast startup working some magic or it's the SSD flexing its muscles. However back on topic, I do notice a slight lag on desktop icon refresh. Most are instantly visible but random ones can be generic for a few seconds before flashing up with their proper icon. I think it's relatively normal.
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  3. Posts : 141
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply.
    I have sorted this one out.
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  4. Posts : 45
    WIN 10 PRO 1703 (OS Build 15063.296

    howdy, gil could you tell us how you sorted your desktop load out as mine is very slow also, boot is only 7 seconds but desktop programs/icons painfully slow
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  5. Posts : 141
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter

    7 seconds is great boot time. That was my issue. Once logged in, I made sure I disabled any startup services and apps which are not required for Windows.
    I then enabled each one until I found the app that caused slow login time.

    As for slow booting, it was a hidden partition that Win10 installation process created on my external HDD. This partition wasn't necessary after Win10 installation was completed. Once I deleted the hidden partition, the boot time went from 24 seconds to about 10 seconds.
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