Why is my PC taking too long to restart?

  1. Posts : 110
    10 64-Bit

    Why is my PC taking too long to restart?

    My computer isn't the quickest, and I would like to upgrade some of its parts at some point to improve the overall performance, but in the meantime I would like to address a few of its problems. So today when the computer started up it wasn't loading the quick launch icons, which would normally load at the same time as the desktop icons, so after waiting 5 minutes or so I decided it was taking too long an thought it best to just restart the PC, which would normally be quite quick, but instead it just said "restarting" for about 10 minutes or so. When it did finally finish and restart and the desktop appeared, all icons loaded at the same time. So what I wanted to know is, why did the quick launch icons not load up first time, and why did it take an age to restart? Any help is much appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 5,408
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

    Update graphic card and other device drivers and scan computer for malware infection.

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  3. Posts : 188
    Win10 Pro X64 22H2 build 19045.4412

    Task Manager can help to find programs which are using a lot of resources during startup.

    1. Rignt-mouse-button click on the taskbar and select the item "Task Manager". It's near the bottom of the popup menu.
    2. Select the TaskManager tab "Startup".

    2A. Near the top right of that Startup window is a "Last BIOS time". It shows how much time was spent in the BIOS during the most recent startup before Windows started. It's typically less than 15-20 seconds depending on the BIOS settings. Most BIOSes have a setting that you can configure to minimize the amount of time they spend doing their initial hardware tests (also known as POST -- Power On Self Test).

    2B. In TaskManager's Startup window, add CPU and Disk I/O to the information shown about each of the programs that Windows runs at startup:
    Rignt-Mouse-Button click on the column heading "Name". Select the additional informational columns that you want to see.

    To improve system startup time you might consider disabling some of the startup programs that you know you don't need. Be careful: some of those programs are critical to system operation.
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  4. Posts : 915
    windows 10


    Try to clean the Temporary folder (C:\Users\[YourUserName]\AppData\Local\Temp\)
    Boot was first fast but now really slow with NVME drive
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  5. Posts : 1,630
    win10 home

    Shutdown the pc and disconnect all peripherals except for monitor,mouse and keyboard.
    Then power back on and see if there is any change in performance.
    If not,then software would appear to be the cause and a start in Safe Mode should determine whether Windows or Third Party is the factor.
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  6. Posts : 876
    Windows 10 Pro

    Dont dive in too deep to start with, first run a disk check, then try SFC /SCANNOW then run a Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

    It might just be something simple.
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  7. Posts : 110
    10 64-Bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone for the advice, I have a few things I can now try out. I'll get to it within the next few days, so I'll mark the thread as solved in the meantime, but I'll come back to this thread if the problem persists.
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  8. Posts : 6,662
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu

    Hearsepilot said:
    Dont dive in too deep to start with, first run a disk check, then try SFC /SCANNOW then run a Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

    It might just be something simple.

    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
    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
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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