Very slow boot time

  1. Posts : 16

    Very slow boot time

    I have a sony vaio 500hdd 4gb ram i5 processor ,my problem is it takes for ever to start up ,when i start the laptop the windows logo comes up then takes ages to get to the please wait screen then takes ages again to get to the user welcome screen then i wait ages for the main screen to appear .I only have a few startup programs .please help
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, let's cover some basics. Could you please use this site:
    Windows 10 upgrade | Sony

    to review the Win 10 compatibility of your laptop and post the results clearly?

    Please complete your specs including the exact model number and build of Windows 10.

    Sadly this forum does not require that so we have to keep on asking. Win key +r , winver

    Please check your disk using e.g.
    Hard disk sentinel (trial) - the best instant summary I know of on its gui - and post a screenshot.
    HD Tune - both Health and Error Scan tabs.

    If ok, please run
    chkdsk c: /scan
    from an admin command or Powershell prompt and post the summary result.

    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post.

    How much free space is there on C: ?

    How long has it been slow? Has it ever booted significantly more quickly since you've been running Windows 10? If this changed, when would you say this was?

    How long does it take to boot to the Lock screen (before the login screen)?

    Please take care to answer each question as this may help get a better answer.

    Note there is a way to do technical analysis of your boot time, but this requires using a special tool, and interpreting the results. That is non-trivial.
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  3. Posts : 8,696
    Mac OS Catalina

    Also do a Clean Boot by setting in msconfig to see if a driver is causing problems. There are other tests that can be ran and seen in certain Windows reports to see what may be causing issues.
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  4. Posts : 4,090
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu

    Please edit your profile with all the hardware specs. It will help us to help you.

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums

    Witch OS it had before?
    How did you "upgraded", over the old OS or a clean install?
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  5. Posts : 2

    Change hdd to solid state i just did and it boots very fast
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