Windows 10: Windows 10 Acting Very Sluggish Solved

  1.    09 Jun 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Acting Very Sluggish


    This problem showed up yesterday, I think. Windows 10 boot-up time on my computer is normally very fast (dual SSD raid). After I type in my Pin, there's not even a second delay before I'm able to click around and launch apps. But now, for some strange reason, the desktop takes much longer to load, and everything is very sluggish. It takes several minutes before I'm able to access certain things, like the action center or the start menu. I'm still able to launch Firefox - and other apps - from the task bar during this period. After things start working, it still takes 2 seconds for the start menu to pop up after I click the start button. Windows Search doesn't work at all, and action center sometimes won't respond at all either. Other things, like surfing the web works semi-normally.

    Was there an update that I'm not aware of that may have caused this? Nothing else makes sense. My computer still works fine, nothing has changed, no new installations. It worked normally one day, and the next day I'm having this!
    Last edited by Hoodling; 09 Jun 2016 at 14:05.
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  2. Posts : 2,867
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.64
       09 Jun 2016 #2

    Hello Hoodling,

    It is difficult to know what may have happened; there were no new updates in the last day or two to the main W10 OS, we are expecting some next week. You could check reliability history to see what may have happened over the last few days (if you are not familiar with this just type Reliability into the search box).

    If you have system restore points set you could revert your system back to a point in time when things were normal.
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  3.    09 Jun 2016 #3

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    Last edited by Hoodling; 10 Jun 2016 at 05:10.
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  4.    09 Jun 2016 #4

    philc43 said: View Post
    Hello Hoodling,

    It is difficult to know what may have happened; there were no new updates in the last day or two to the main W10 OS, we are expecting some next week. You could check reliability history to see what may have happened over the last few days (if you are not familiar with this just type Reliability into the search box).

    If you have system restore points set you could revert your system back to a point in time when things were normal.
    Hi, thanks for responding.

    I've managed to solve this issue. It turns out one of the start up items, an app called MSI Fast Boot, was the culprit. I've disabled the BIOS feature of MSI Fast Boot and uninstalled the app. My system seems to be working normally without it. I just don't understand how or why something that's been working fine for months suddenly stopped working. Ah well, not worth another brain-cell!
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       11 Jun 2016 #5

    Hoodling, how did you find out it was Fast Boot that was killing your resources? My desktop is also slowing down, also with a SSD.
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  6.    12 Jun 2016 #6

    SixFootEwok said: View Post
    Hoodling, how did you find out it was Fast Boot that was killing your resources? My desktop is also slowing down, also with a SSD.
    Well, I figured I'd try disabling the startup items one by one (selective startup) to see if that helped, and the first item I thought to disable was MSI Fast Boot. Lucky choice, as it turns out. I used Task Manager to disable MSI Fast Boot, did a reboot, and that's that.
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