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  1. Posts : 9,061
    Mac OS Catalina
       #31

    Let's just start over and forget everything that has been discussed.

    To troubleshoot this issue you need to remove all USB devices and do a boot into Safe mode with Boot logging. If it boots as it should, then boot with a normal boot. If not, then we need to start diagnosis by ruling out any drivers and/or hardware. If I had to make a fair guess, I would venture that a USB drive is the culprit. You do need to update the system with all current Windows updates.
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  2. Posts : 4,792
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #32

    Lets do the basic.

    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    chkdsk c: /f
    It will say your disk is in use and ask if you want to schedule to next start = yes
    Restart
    Pay attention on the results, specially bad blocks, bad clusters, bad sectors etc

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

    If it finds any corrupted files, fixing or not, reboot and run again
    Then run
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    and
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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  3. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #33

    bro67 said:
    Let's just start over and forget everything that has been discussed.

    To troubleshoot this issue you need to remove all USB devices and do a boot into Safe mode with Boot logging. If it boots as it should, then boot with a normal boot. If not, then we need to start diagnosis by ruling out any drivers and/or hardware. If I had to make a fair guess, I would venture that a USB drive is the culprit. You do need to update the system with all current Windows updates.
    I already tried that , no luck. Still takes 8 minutes to boot in safe mode with no usb devices attached. I am going to try installing windows from a usb install next.

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    Hey everyone! I deleted all the partitions during a USB windows 10 install, then installed windows. I rebooted and it booted in 10-15 seconds! I turned off fast boot and then installed the asus cpu drivers and it now boots in 5 seconds to the login screen! I am so happy. But I still have one question:

    When I deleted all the partitions, I noticed the drive space is missing about 30 gigs or so?
    Or is that a recovery partition that the new install created?
    computer takes 8 minutes to boot-c-drive.png

    Big thanks to all who helped me !
    Megahertz thank you for telling me that I would still keep genuine windows by doing a clean install through usb as long as I don't change my motherboard . It gave me the courage to do the usb clean install.

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    idgat said:
    Nothing like leftover pieces of expired trialware/demoware trying to phone home every time a computer starts.
    This must have been the issue! Or some corrupted files like megahertz said. Pretty crazy .
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  5. Posts : 1,520
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H2
       #35

    taramartin81 said:
    I already tried that , no luck. Still takes 8 minutes to boot in safe mode with no usb devices attached. I am going to try installing windows from a usb install next.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hey everyone! I deleted all the partitions during a USB windows 10 install, then installed windows. I rebooted and it booted in 10-15 seconds! I turned off fast boot and then installed the asus cpu drivers and it now boots in 5 seconds to the login screen! I am so happy. But I still have one question:

    When I deleted all the partitions, I noticed the drive space is missing about 30 gigs or so?
    Or is that a recovery partition that the new install created?
    computer takes 8 minutes to boot-c-drive.png

    Big thanks to all who helped me !
    Megahertz thank you for telling me that I would still keep genuine windows by doing a clean install through usb as long as I don't change my motherboard . It gave me the courage to do the usb clean install.

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    This must have been the issue! Or some corrupted files like megahertz said. Pretty crazy .
    That's great to hear. If the problem comes back sometime in the future you will know what to do. Just make sure you make backups so you won't lose your data if you have to do a clean install.

    We all come here to post here hoping there was a simple fix to our problems. Unfortunately, many times there is none. In that case a clean install is the best solution even if that means reinstalling all our software and configuring them.
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  6. SPB
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Home 22H2 x64 build 19045.2251
       #36

    taramartin81 said:
    When I deleted all the partitions, I noticed the drive space is missing about 30 gigs or so?
    Or is that a recovery partition that the new install created?
    This could be related to the so called Windows 10 Reserved Storage.

    Check the status of the Reserved Storage: DISM.exe /Online /Get-ReservedStorageState

    Enable Reserved Storage: DISM.exe /Online /Set-ReservedStorageState /State:Enabled

    Disable Reserved Storage: DISM.exe /Online /Set-ReservedStorageState /State:Disabled
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  7. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #37

    SPB said:
    This could be related to the so called Windows 10 Reserved Storage.

    Check the status of the Reserved Storage: DISM.exe /Online /Get-ReservedStorageState

    Enable Reserved Storage: DISM.exe /Online /Set-ReservedStorageState /State:Enabled

    Disable Reserved Storage: DISM.exe /Online /Set-ReservedStorageState /State:Disabled
    Is the reserved storage used for windows 10 recovery , or something else?
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  8. SPB
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Home 22H2 x64 build 19045.2251
       #38

    taramartin81 said:
    Is the reserved storage used for windows 10 recovery , or something else?
    It's a feature that allows Windows to keep some disk space "reserved" for itself.
    (I have it disabled btw)
    Through reserved storage, some disk space will be set aside to be used by updates, apps, temporary files, and system caches. Microsoft's goal is to improve the day-to-day function of your PC by ensuring critical OS functions always have access to disk space. Without reserved storage, if a user almost fills up her or his storage, several Windows and application scenarios become unreliable.(...)
    read this tenforums tutorial for more info: How to Enable or Disable Reserved Storage in Windows 10
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  9. Posts : 1,681
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... anally always)
       #39

    You can forget about recovery partitions (even delete it if you want to recover the space), provided you make sure you create regular image backups of the drive.

    Macrium Reflect and/or AOMEI Backupper (both freeware)
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  10. Posts : 4,792
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #40

    Glad see you fix it.

    There is nothing like a clean install. It's a drastic action and some time consuming but is definitively the best solution.
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