Windows 10 very slow boot - stuck at the logo screen for over 30mins

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 very slow boot - stuck at the logo screen for over 30mins


    EDIT: this is my "System One" machine

    my machine is running all ssds for storage without any hdd installed, the OS in installed on a nvme drive.

    the machine was working fine when it was running windows 8.1 it would boot almost instantly, however immediately after upgrading to windows 10 20h2 (which is required for certain games and software to run) it has been taking over 30 minutes at each boot to get to the boot menu and then the login screen.

    i have tried automatic repair with no luck, checkdisk reports as all clean, hddscan for sdd shows no issues with the drive.

    the machine works fine after it boots without issues, but is gets stuck at the logo screen with the spinning dots (see attached) for sometime 20-30 minutes and sometimes over 1 hour each time i try and boot up the machine.

    i cannot format or do a clean install as i have way too many personal files and programs installed which i cannot lose, is there a way to either restore the boot speed or to do a repair install that will allow me to keep all my programs and user files as-is?

    what tools do i need to run do provide users on this forum with diagnostic information?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 10 very slow boot - stuck at the logo screen for over 30mins-20210219_130607.jpg  
    Last edited by NathanD212; 19 Feb 2021 at 13:18. Reason: specifying which computer is havig issues
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  2. Posts : 42,870
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, there is a good number of threads here which you can review if you care to search tenforums for
    slow boot
    for example.

    You will find that the Windows Performance Analyser and Recorder - free from MS- can be used, with appropriate settings, to produce a graphical representation of what's happening during the boot process.

    You can search tenforums for examples of its use. e.g. search for
    Windows Performance Analyser
    Note that only one member is really familar with its use.


    Download and Install Windows Performance Toolkit in Windows 10

    Example search:
    Windows 10 very slow boot - stuck at the logo screen for over 30mins-1.png

    Did you upgrade directly to 20H2 from Windows 8?

    Is your PC supported for Win 10?

    Please provide a link to its drivers page.
    Is your BIOS up to date?

    Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    machine info


    yes the motherboard and gpu are build for windows 10

    i upgraded directly from windows 8.1 to windows 10 20h2

    my machine is custom built but here is a link to the bios page for my motherboard:
    ASRock > X470 Master SLI/ac
    i am currently running version p4.20 as i do not require the additional cpu support provide by the later versions

    my machine is currently set to use legacy boot as my windows install is using MBR drive for the OS
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  4. Posts : 897
    windows 10
       #4

    Hi @NathanD212 and welcome to Tenforums.

    As @dalchina asked, make sure your Bios and all your drivers are up to date.

    Second, record a boot trace, compress it and share it.
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    my apologies this is my first post.

    i have just converted my boot disk from mbr to gpt using the mbr2gpt tool from a windows install USB.

    i will install the Windows Performance Analyser, is this the correct commadn for a boot trace:
    Windows 10 very slow boot - stuck at the logo screen for over 30mins-untitled.png
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  6. Posts : 897
    windows 10
       #6

    NathanD212 said:
    my apologies this is my first post.

    i have just converted my boot disk from mbr to gpt using the mbr2gpt tool from a windows install USB.

    i will install the Windows Performance Analyser, is this the correct commadn for a boot trace:
    Windows 10 very slow boot - stuck at the logo screen for over 30mins-untitled.png
    Don't use xbootmgr.exe to take the boot trace, use WPRUI.exe instead:

    Windows 10 very slow boot - stuck at the logo screen for over 30mins-image.png
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    the boot time appear to have gone under 20 minutes now, without any changes made other than converting to gpt disk and uefi boot.

    heres the boot trace results:
    Dropbox - DESKTOP.02-19-2021.14-32-37.Boot_1.7z - Simplify your life
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  8. Posts : 897
    windows 10
       #8

    It seems that you have a raid configuration over multiple Western Digital disks.
    the boot trace shows that the delay is probably caused by the amd_xata.sys driver. This driver is outdated (2015).

    Update this driver as a first step.

    Windows 10 very slow boot - stuck at the logo screen for over 30mins-image.png
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  9. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #9

    Hello @zinou, very nice and informative website you have.
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  10. Posts : 897
    windows 10
       #10

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @zinou, very nice and informative website you have.
    Thank you @Paul Black
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