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  1. Posts : 10
    windows 10
       #1

    computer takes 8 minutes to boot


    windows 10 v 21H2

    My computer takes 8 minutes to boot windows. I tried reformatting, installing drivers, setting bios settings to default, optimizing page file to no avail. I don't know if it is a hard drive issue or software issue, as I only have one hard drive , a 512 gb ssd.

    I tried using Windows Performance Analyzer but cannot figure out what the results mean.

    If anyone can help that would be awesome! Also I read that @zinou is really good at this.

    here is the file : Download - TransferNow
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  2. Posts : 1,682
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... anally always)
       #2

    taramartin81 said:
    I don't know if it is a hard drive issue
    Have you tried (temporarily) swapping out the drive for a blank one and doing basic clean install. Compare.
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  3. Posts : 1,302
    win10 home
       #3

    Are you able to increase RAM to 16gb and do you use it for gaming?
    Do you completely shut down,i.e. Power OFF.This helps flushout the RAM.
    Does Reliability History have any entries of problems?
    Has Windows Memory Diagnostic,found in Windows Administrative Tools,shown any problems?
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  4. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    joeandmarg0 said:
    Are you able to increase RAM to 16gb and do you use it for gaming?
    Do you completely shut down,i.e. Power OFF.This helps flushout the RAM.
    Does Reliability History have any entries of problems?
    Has Windows Memory Diagnostic,found in Windows Administrative Tools,shown any problems?
    I am unable to increase the ram. I tried to once, then the computer died and I had to send it for repairs. They told me they had to plug the motherboard back in and reflash the bios. I got annoyed and sent the ram stick back for a refund since at the time I had no idea it wasn’t the ram that caused the issue, as it took a month for the repair. (Had to send it to cyber power in the mail).
    I use it for gaming and for college typing, but very old games like wow classic, diablo 2 , guild wars 1 etc. haven’t found a newer game I like.

    Pc specs : 2 years old
    Asus prime b450 motherboard
    Ryzen 5 3600 cpu
    Gigabyte gtx 1560 video
    Xpg ssd 512 gig
    8 gig crucial ram



    Yes I completely shut down and it still takes 8 minutes to boot.
    I ran memory diagnostics and it said all good.
    I ran crystalinfo and it said my ssd drive was 93% healthy.

    I had this issue for a couple of months and decided to reformat the ssd drive and reinstall windows. Problem still exists.

    - - - Updated - - -

    idgat said:
    Have you tried (temporarily) swapping out the drive for a blank one and doing basic clean install. Compare.
    I didn’t want to buy a new hard drive if I didn’t have to, as I only have one, besides for an external exfat 215 gig usb Corsair hard drive.
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  5. Posts : 433
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Have you tried resetting windows with a fresh install (open up "all settings" and search there)?
    It sounds like yours has one or more of these issues:

    Old age
    Failing SSD
    Very many programs installed (noticeably slow when booting or trying to use the computer)
    SSD is full or close to it
    Slow rpm
    Slow disk read / write speeds

    The only other thing I can think of is to swap the sata cable to a different sata input on the motherboard (can also try to replace the cable completely)
    If that fails you may very well need to take some advice above & go with a new SSD.

    Also one more word of advice. Scroll down a bit past the replies and you will see similar threads. Maybe one of those can help you get a better idea of what you can try.
    Last edited by vgchat; 06 Dec 2022 at 01:20.
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  6. Posts : 1,682
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... anally always)
       #6

    taramartin81 said:
    I didn’t want to buy a new hard drive if I didn’t have to, as I only have one, besides for an external exfat 215 gig usb Corsair hard drive.
    Sometimes it's not an option to say no, it's usually wise to factor such a need into the cost of owning/running a computer.

    But I respect your choice.
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  7. Posts : 38,342
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    My computer takes 8 minutes to boot windows
    Hi, this could be more precise.

    Do you mean...
    - after a restart?
    - after a cold boot?

    (Is there a difference?)

    To which point? e.g.
    a. To lock screen
    b. Until the PC is available for normal use after logging in

    Have you made sure Fast Startup is off?

    optimizing page file to no avail.
    Please ensure these settings are as default.

    How much free space do you have on C: ?

    ** Have you checked your disk?
    Try
    Hard Disk Sentinel (covers SSDs too) - excellent, full functional trial - result right on its GUI.
    Green is good.

    What is your WEI score? E.g. via this free tool:
    computer takes 8 minutes to boot-1.jpg

    Try a speed assessment with Crystal Diskmark (not Diskinfo). Free.
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  8. Posts : 4,813
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #8

    Did you install as UEFI-GPT or Legacy-MBR?
    Did you cleaned all partitions on the drive?
    Did the Win 10 installation drive boot normally? Did it install normally?
    Where did the drivers came from?
    Did you try a clean boot?
    Did you try a safe boot?
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  9. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    vgchat said:
    Have you tried resetting windows with a fresh install (open up "all settings" and search there)?
    It sounds like yours has one or more of these issues:

    Old age
    Failing SSD
    Very many programs installed (noticeably slow when booting or trying to use the computer)
    SSD is full or close to it
    Slow rpm
    Slow disk read / write speeds

    The only other thing I can think of is to swap the sata cable to a different sata input on the motherboard (can also try to replace the cable completely)
    If that fails you may very well need to take some advice above & go with a new SSD.

    Also one more word of advice. Scroll down a bit past the replies and you will see similar threads. Maybe one of those can help you get a better idea of what you can try.
    The ssd looks like it is directly connected to the motherboard m2 connection. Not sure how else to explain it. I don’t know how to install a hard drive. I bought the pc 2 1/2 years ago. It’s an xpg ssd.

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    Megahertz said:
    Did you install as UEFI-GPT or Legacy-MBR?
    Did you cleaned all partitions on the drive?
    Did the Win 10 installation drive boot normally? Did it install normally?
    Where did the drivers came from?
    Did you try a clean boot?
    Did you try a safe boot?
    I just used the windows update and recovery and selected “remove everything and reinstall windows”. The hard drive has a windows partition so I thought it not wise to change that.
    The installation took about two hours. It booted up slowly right after . No errors . It used windows drivers then I installed the asus motherboard drivers from the asus website. I tried a safe boot and and a clean boot and it still booted slowly. Restarting is slow as well. When the computer falls asleep, it can be woke up quickly.
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  10. Posts : 9,092
    Mac OS Catalina
       #10

    Sounds more along the lines of a hiberfil.sys issue than hardware. Please download Speccy from Thanks for downloading Speccy When done, post the URL it gives you.
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