Windows 10: 6 minutes to restart Solved

  1. Posts : 812
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       21 Jan 2016 #1

    6 minutes to restart

    Hi ,I hope this is the right place to post this...for the last 3 weeks anytime I "restart" my hp 32 bit pc it takes 6 minutes and all the while the screen is black with a small blinking light in the upper left corner everything is fine after it finally restarts and if I shut it down and start it back it starts normally and in the morning when I first start it up it starts normally it just happens any time I restart it for any reason.anyone have any Ideas Thanks. Jerry
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  2.    21 Jan 2016 #2

    I think it's probably because too many programs are trying to close at once. Though it could also be a fault in window's ability to force quit applications.
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    Thread Starter
       22 Jan 2016 #3

    Thank you eastman but I have the same setup and the same amount of programs on my other pc that sets beside this one and it only takes it 2 minutes to restart .this only started happening about 3 weeks ago before then it restarted like the other one .now sometimes 6 min. sometimes 7 min.Thanks for your reply.
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  4.    22 Jan 2016 #4

    I'd suggest you check your HDD. Check the SMART parameters (search for a freeware program - Passmark do one I think).

    You can then decide what's best after that. If the SMART params are ok, then run
    chkdsk C: /F
    from an admin command prompt and see what you get.

    I'd guess it's something related to your PC recognising the HDD.
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       22 Jan 2016 #5

    Thanks dalchina I ran "chkdsk c:/f on admin command prompt and it said ran into a problem will have to restart then i went through the whole thing again and got the same thing
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       24 Jan 2016 #6

    Jerrypc1, it is sounding like you may have a hard drive problem, try running Seatools for DOS (SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums) or Western Digital's Lifeguard Diagnostics Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support
    Run both the short and long tests.
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  7. Posts : 812
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       24 Jan 2016 #7

    essenbe Thanks ,...But I finally figured it out the problem was a 3TB exterior hard drive I received for christmas it started when I plugged in the usb from the exterior I unplugged it and the problem was solved. what I did was plug it in without configuring it. so I had to redo it and now all is well but thank you for your suggestions .Jerry
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  • Posts : 10,694
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       24 Jan 2016 #8

    @jerrypc1, thanks for letting us know and giving us the solution. We appreciate that. I am glad your computer is running right. Well done, you did a good job.
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