Windows 10 load time jumped from 5 secs to 50 secs

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  1. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #21

    Harry, I've been reading that autochk.exe is indicative of a HDD fault or bad driver for a HDD or SSD. You could start by opening an elevated Command Prompt and type;

    Code:
    chkdsk /f
    Run this on both SSD & HDD. On C: it will inform you the disk is busy and ask if you want to run it after the next start. Type Y and our PC will restart.

    Next, could you please download, run on both drives and post results from Hard Disk Sentinel Free.

    Download Hard Disk Sentinel
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  2. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #22

    Paul Black said:
    Strangely enough, I was just starting to post about that!
    That is what mine is set to, and what a difference it makes.

    We seem to be lurking in the same area's, at the same time today. Our earlier posts in this thread or another have matching time stamps.
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       #23

    W10 Tweaker said:
    We seem to be lurking in the same area's, at the same time today. Our earlier posts in this thread or another have matching time stamps.
    Great minds think alike.
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  4. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #24

    Sorry chaps, no difference :-(

    Just to clarify, the increase in time has occured at the very start of Windows loading, when you first see the "whirly" dots. Last week, I was unlucky to see 2 complete cycles of this, now it's circa 13 cycles. So the delay is long before you get to login or run any of the startup progs. I could see where you were coming from with your suggestion and I changed it from 30 secs to 1 sec, but on the basis that with it set to 30 I was already getting a very slick boot up, something else must have changed to increase the "whirly" dot cycles.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Chkdsk already run on both drives, 0 errors.
    I also did temporarily install HDSentinel and it reported that both my disks (SSD & HDD) were in "Perfect" condition.
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  5. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #25

    Hello @Harry Flatters,

    Have you run an AV and Malware check?
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  6. Posts : 24
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    Thread Starter
       #26

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Harry Flatters,

    Have you run an AV and Malware check?
    Yep, all clean.
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  7. Posts : 6,196
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       #27

    Something related to the network service is causing the delay.
    Open update manager. Is there any download or installation going on?
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  8. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #28

    Megahertz said:
    Something related to the network service is causing the delay.
    Open update manager. Is there any download or installation going on?
    Big green tick and "You're up to date"
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  9. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #29

    Paul Black said:
    Great minds think alike.

    LOL
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  10. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #30

    Harry Flatters said:
    I am no expert - clearly - but I'm pretty sure that startup items are not causing the delay.

    Essentially, when the machine 1st boots and brings up the Windows logo, the 'whirly gig' used to do about 1 and a half cycles, now it does nearly 13.

    If you look at the log files I submitted under WPA, there is a 49 second delay in the "Session Init" phase, way before login and before any of the startup progs get going.

    Screen shot here....
    Attachment 319494

    Sorry Harry, I don't know WPA well enough to provide you with guidance and I have to leave now. I believe @zinou might be able to better assist you. Hopefully he's available to comment. I'll check in when I get back.
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