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  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 takes a few minutes to load


    Hello everyone,

    Sometime last year (I think after a Windows 10 update), my boot time for my PC became very slow. My OS is running on a SSD and in the past only took about 15-20 seconds to start up but now it takes forever. When I get to the black windows screen the spinning wheel is very slow for about 50 seconds, then it finally speeds up and everything loads quickly.

    I've tried unplugging everything but it doesn't seem to help.
    Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.804)

    I did a boot trace and from the screenshot below it appears the process "Idle (0)" is just... idling and taking the majority of the boot time. If I need to upload the complete boot trace let me know.

    Windows 10 takes a few minutes to load-boottrace.png
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 6,196
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #2

    Do you have any USB drives attached?
    Do you have any HDD attached?
    Lets do the basic.

    -Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    chkdsk c: /f
    It will say your disk is in use and if you want to schedule to next start = yes
    Restart

    Back to windows, open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    sfc /scannow

    then

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 894
    windows 10
       #3

    Hi @Cory6897 and welcome to tenforums.

    First, update your Bios and your drivers (Graphic card, Intel Rapid Storage Technology ...etc)
    Unplug any external USB device.

    If it doesn't help, upload your boot trace, I'll check it.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for the quick replies. I tried everything suggested but still have the problem.

    Unplugged all external USB devices

    Ran chkdsk c: /f - problem remained
    Ran sfc /scannow - Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth - No component store corruption detected
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth - Restore operation completed successfully

    Updated drivers for graphics card

    Updated Intel - System - 14.28.47.630

    I uploaded the boot trace for review:
    Dropbox - CORY-PC.02-19-2021.16-21-40.Boot_1.zip - Simplify your life
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Just wanted to follow up to see if anyone had any ideas for my slow boot time?
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 894
    windows 10
       #6

    Your slow boot seems to be caused by the IDE device.

    if you check the device manager you should see something like this:

    Windows 10 takes a few minutes to load-device-manager.jpg

    You should have and external storage attached to your computer, maybe estata configured as IDE device !
    => Here is a similar case: Long pause during boot since update to 20H2 Solved - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums (tenforums.com)

    IMPORTANT: Your Bios is outdated (2012) => You must updated it could be the source of the problem too.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 894
    windows 10
       #7

    Hi @Cory6897
    can you update us on the issue? Have you fixed it ?
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thank you so much!

    It is finally fixed! I read the other thread linked and I looked into BIOS but all my SATA ports were set to AHCI mode. Also the external SATA said "not detected" because nothing was plugged in.

    So I went to device manager and disabled "Asmedia 106x SATA Controller" and now it boots like it did before that Windows 20H2 update.

    Thanks again!
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 894
    windows 10
       #9

    Cory6897 said:
    Thank you so much!

    It is finally fixed! I read the other thread linked and I looked into BIOS but all my SATA ports were set to AHCI mode. Also the external SATA said "not detected" because nothing was plugged in.

    So I went to device manager and disabled "Asmedia 106x SATA Controller" and now it boots like it did before that Windows 20H2 update.

    Thanks again!
    I'm glad to hear that

    So I went to device manager and disabled "Asmedia 106x SATA Controller" and now it boots like it did before that Windows 20H2 update.
    If you don't mind could you tell me if the Asmedia controller was, somehow, linked to IDE Channel in the device manager, when you set the view to devices by connection?

    Windows 10 takes a few minutes to load-image.png
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 894
    windows 10
       #10

    @Cory6897 another important thing;
    Your Bios is really outdated (2012)!

    You should update it; it can be the root cause of the Asmedia controller issue !
      My Computer


 

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