1.    01 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10 64 bit

    Boot time is getting slower and slower







    I built my latest PC and upgraded the Windows 10 Home 32 bit to 64 bit back in December. I have 32GB RAM and have an I7 processor. My boot times continue to get slower and slower the past several months. I have googled solutions and tried many including booting into safe (no faster), using msconfig and the bootlog and verbose boot log and disabling services etc. Nothing seems to improve it. The OS is on a 256 GB OCZ SSD. I would love suggestions to speed up the boot which is about 4 minutes now. Would doing a clean install with a newly purchased Windows 10 Home or Pro solve it. That is my last choice. Thanks for reading.
    Thanks,
    Bill


      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    02 Jun 2016 #2

    Quote Originally Posted by 40wnks View Post





    I built my latest PC and upgraded the Windows 10 Home 32 bit to 64 bit back in December. I have 32GB RAM and have an I7 processor. My boot times continue to get slower and slower the past several months. I have googled solutions and tried many including booting into safe (no faster), using msconfig and the bootlog and verbose boot log and disabling services etc. Nothing seems to improve it. The OS is on a 256 GB OCZ SSD. I would love suggestions to speed up the boot which is about 4 minutes now. Would doing a clean install with a newly purchased Windows 10 Home or Pro solve it. That is my last choice. Thanks for reading.
    Thanks,
    Bill


    Hi there
    an SSD should boot up in SECONDS -- have you any other partitions or boot managers on the SSD.

    A good test for you -- download a copy of Free Macrium and take an image of your OS -- even if you backup to a USB 2 device you should be able to back the thing up in around 20 mins.

    If you have USB 3 devices then you should see the backup being completed in about 7 mins for a typical system --with yours it should be faster with an i7 and SSD.

    If the backup takes forever then I'd suggest replacing the SSD. They don't usually degrade though - they either work or don't work.

    Having backed up the system just try a complete re-install -- don't bother with serial numbers etc - just do an install and try boot. You can always restore your old system after the test.

    If the new system still takes a long time to boot you probably have a broken / defective SSD.

    Install Free macrium on to a USB --rufus will create a bootable USB from an ISO.

    To get a W10 ISO simply download the Media creation tool from Ms and follow the instructions. You don't need to buy a new copy - your licence is valid. Ensure at install time you select the version you have currently (Windows Home ?).


    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    02 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,661
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by 40wnks View Post





    I built my latest PC and upgraded the Windows 10 Home 32 bit to 64 bit back in December. I have 32GB RAM and have an I7 processor. My boot times continue to get slower and slower the past several months. I have googled solutions and tried many including booting into safe (no faster), using msconfig and the bootlog and verbose boot log and disabling services etc. Nothing seems to improve it. The OS is on a 256 GB OCZ SSD. I would love suggestions to speed up the boot which is about 4 minutes now. Would doing a clean install with a newly purchased Windows 10 Home or Pro solve it. That is my last choice. Thanks for reading.
    Thanks,
    Bill


    Getting a new Windows License has nothing to do with boot up speed. If you are considering a clean install, that is your best bet. If you have an activated Windows 10, you don't have to worry about license. Just skip that part during installation and it will get activated after completing the installation. Go for it!
    With SSD, the longest boot up time should not take more than a minute.
    Mine takes 9 sec (with M.2 SSD).
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    02 Jun 2016 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot View Post
    Getting a new Windows License has nothing to do with boot up speed. If you are considering a clean install, that is your best bet. If you have an activated Windows 10, you don't have to worry about license. Just skip that part during installation and it will get activated after completing the installation. Go for it!
    With SSD, the longest boot up time should not take more than a minute.
    Mine takes 9 sec (with M.2 SSD).
    Hi there

    I believe I said that he doesn't need a new licence --but if he needs an ISO to re-install Windows he can get it from Ms (Media creation tool).

    I agree that an SSD boot should only take a few secs -- I would even think that ONE MINUTE is a lot too long.

    HP envy laptop 8 GB RAM with SSD (240 GB SSD) and i5 processor.

    Windows X-64 pro boot - 11 Secs of which 2 secs was me messing around with the login to get the blue login screen after the boot splash screen so I could enter user name screen.


    Linux Centos 7 X-64 - 6 secs.

    Note - Laptop booted Native for each OS -- No "Dual Boot" etc. Windows had single reserved partition and a "C" partition (standard configuration)
    Linux had standard basic config /boot, / (for root etc) and /home for user.

    Two different OS'es -- perfectly acceptable boot times - on not even the fastest laptop on the planet. SSD should definitely be FASTER on your system than MINUTES !!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    02 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Here is your answer and thanks for the tip.


    "an SSD should boot up in SECONDS -- have you any other partitions or boot managers on the SSD."


    I have no other boot manager or partition on this drive. I purchased the drive 3 years ago, it is a Vertex 4 OCZ SSD. I will try your recommendation in the next couple of days. Thanks!
    Bill (40wnks)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    02 Jun 2016 #6

    I had a Vertex 4 on my previous build with a Haswell i7 and a X79 motherboard. Boot times were on the order of 30-40 seconds, from machine turn-on to entering the login password to getting a desktop on-screen. Use that as a point of comparison if you think it apt. 4 minutes is definitely way too long. Does the Gigabyte BIOS offer a fast boot option? Maybe that will help some, as will trimming the boot options for Windows (there's a 30-second default in there for timeout, which I usually trim to 10).
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	boot-timeout.jpg 
Views:	45 
Size:	37.9 KB 
ID:	82937
    HTH,
    --Ed--
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    03 Jun 2016 #7

    Hi there
    My boot times were based on a Laptop with a modern (Samsung) SSD 240 GB.

    Servers (built as proper servers and not desktops being used as servers) will often take a fair amount of time to start up as they usually do a lot more work in the Bios before the logon screen appears - even if you have an SSD as the boot device and a fast OS.

    Both servers and desktops could also have things like hardware RAID controllers / external GPU's etc which also need to be initialized before the Boot process starts. Some servers can definitely take minutes before the OS is actually ready to boot -- but this is not normally a problem as these machines are usually left on 24 hrs a day and rarely booted.

    Desktops too can take a little while depending on the mobo (Ram checking etc --depends on the BIOS). Both Servers and Desktops usually do a fair amount of stuff BEFORE the OS logon screen appears so the only way to sensibly get an idea of the boot time would be to enter the BOOT menu from the BIOS and start timing once you get the Boot device option.

    Even though an old laptop with a decent SSD should boot up fast though -- even 30 secs IMO is probably longish for W10. Obviously you must have sufficient RAM - but here 4GB (small by todays standards) should still be OK.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    04 Jun 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Who knows what happened


    So I backed up C: with Macrium to a separate hard drive per USB 2.0, took about 40 minutes for about 140GB. Did not reinstall Windows 10 yet. Had been having problems with an old Eudora mail program, tried to reinstall it with poor results. Started computer up today, it booted fairly fast (less than a minute) and the Eudora program is fine. What happened? I don't know. I also use Crash Plan but did not ask for any restore from it. I tried to restore a previous Eudora install but that did not seem to work. I'm stumped. Everything is better for now so I will let you know if it re-occurs. Thanks for all the advice, I will keep them in mind going forward.
    Bill (40wnks)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Slower Shutdown since last 2 updates.
Hello ALL: I am on 64 bit Windows 10 Pro 10586.29. Before the last 2 updates, my system, with a 512GB SSD would shut down in 4 to 5 seconds. Since the last 2 updates, it has gone from a very fast 5 seconds to about 15 to 20 seconds. Is there any...
Performance & Maintenance
Acer ES1 boot times far slower than 8.1, and erratic
Acer ES1-111m-P2YU with 4GB RAM, conventional SATA 5400rpm drive, windows 8.1 upgraded to Windows 10, x64 . Windows 8.1 would boot in ~20 seconds. Windows 10 boots up in not less than 60 seconds, and as long as 122 seconds . I have set advanced...
Performance & Maintenance
Solved User accounts slower than one other
When I downloaded Microsoft 10, I went back on my account and after a couple of minutes the whole thing worked fine, and I didn't see any problems. But, when another family member went on their account, it was MUCH slower than mine, and they...
Performance & Maintenance
Window 10 boot time is significantly slower than Win 8.1?
Hello Everyone! So the computer that I am using is Dell Inspiron 13 2 in 1, and the following are my details Processor 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-5500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz) OS Win 10 64bit Memory 8GB Single Channel DDR3L...
General Support
Slower speeds with windows 10?
Hello, My speeds before on speedtest were about 130 mbps. After just installing windows 10 I am getting a max of about 90. Any fix for this? What is the problem?
Network and Sharing
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:46.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums