very slow startup and slow shutdown

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home 64
       #1

    very slow startup and slow shutdown


    I'm on a PC with a hard drive (no SSD) and 64-bit Win 10 Version 1909 Build 18363.1198.Up until a couple of weeks ago, it took about a minute to start up and shut down quickly, too; despite having MANY apps and programs. The last two weeks, I have very slow startup and shutdown. After about 10 to 15 minutes, the PC works fine, except that yesterday I got a blue screen and had to restart the PC to resolve it.

    I confirmed that I still have very few background apps. I checked the taskmgr startup items. I even ran Sysinternals Autoruns (although, admittedly, I'm not 100% certain I knew what I was doing!) I ran Crystal Disk Info, to ensure the problem is not my hard drive.

    Can anyone suggest what else I can try?

    Thanks.
      My Computer

  2. zinou's Avatar
    Posts : 754
    windows 10
       #2

    Check if superfetch is enabled. for computers with HDD it can help speed up disk I/O


    very slow startup and slow shutdown-image.png


    * Make sure your drivers are up to date;
    * Update your bios.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home 64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Superfetch is enabled, automatic.
    Neither drivers nor BIOS need updating.

    So that's not it.

    Thank you, Zinou, for suggesting I check those.
      My Computer

  4. zinou's Avatar
    Posts : 754
    windows 10
       #4

    In this case you need to record a boot trace so that we can do a deep troubleshooting.

    you can find tutorials on how to take a boot trace here

    Once your boot trace ready, compress it and share it.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home 64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    sharing boot trace


    Hi, Zinou!

    Thanks for your suggestion. I finally ran a boot trace. The 7z files are too big to attach to this post, so I uploaded them to Dropbox. Unfortunately, I don't know how to share them with you. Please advise.

    Thanks again
      My Computer

  6. zinou's Avatar
    Posts : 754
    windows 10
       #6

    You can also upload to transfertnow or wetransfer sharing websites and share the link.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home 64
    Thread Starter
       #7
      My Computer

  8. zinou's Avatar
    Posts : 754
    windows 10
       #8

    First, start by updating your Bios. The latest update was done in 2019 !

    - - - Updated - - -

    very slow startup and slow shutdown-capture1.png

    There is a delay of 15 min during the login screen, but it seems that's because you wait too long to open your session !

    this was the case?
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home 64
    Thread Starter
       #9

    bios is up to date


    I tried to update my BIOS, but when I searched online for updated Firmware, I got the message, "The best drivers for your device are already installed." I made sure my Windows Updates were up to date, too.

    It may be that one time I walked away before logging in, but that's not the only delay: It used to take me a max of 90 seconds to be fully up and running with CPU down to 6% or 7%, and Disk down to 5%. I just now restarted using my phone's stopwatch, and it took over four minutes from the moment the PC turned back on until my login name came up. I immediately logged in. It took almost another minute for the shortcuts on my desktop and taskbar to appear, during which time the PC accepted no keyboard input. As soon as I could, I opened Chrome, exactly 6 minutes after the PC had turned back on. It was still laggy, so I checked taskmgr, and my CPU still was at 90%.

    Also, when I opened Chrome this time, it opened to an unfamiliar page, although it used to open to Google.com. So I checked my Chrome settings. Home page still is set to Google, but new tabs -- which used to be set to blank new tabs, now are set to open the Microsoft new tab page. There no longer is an option for a blank tab. Is that due to a Windows Update?

    How do I know whether the unfamiliar page that came up really is the default Microsoft new tab page, or if it is a phony malware page? The url box is blank. Image is attached.

    Thank you for taking the time to help!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails very slow startup and slow shutdown-new-tab-page.png  
      My Computer

  10. zinou's Avatar
    Posts : 754
    windows 10
       #10

    It may be that one time I walked away before logging in, but that's not the only delay
    This can mislead in the trace analysis. I prefer if you take another boot trace, without taking a pause before you log in.
      My Computer


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums