Slow Booting Time with FastBoot enables - slowish performances

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    Slow Booting Time with FastBoot enables - slowish performances


    I am posting as I have been looking for answers for a while but nothing really helped.

    I've had an ASUS752vw for about 1 and half years, equiped with 8GB of RAM, i7-6700HQ, Windows 10 and -for this matter here- UEFI, so Fast Booting is available (and enabled as far as I know).*

    Yet, while I've been pretty satisfied by the computer, I've had performances issues from time to time.

    One of them is the booting time. Even though I have fast boot enabled and what I think is a failry decent set-up, it takes 30-40sec after start-up to reach the password screen, and another 30-40sec to reach the desktop. Once on the desktop, it may take 5-10sec to show up the few icons I have in the task bar (Chrome, File explorer, another software). Plus, first launch of an application will always be a bit laggy.

    While it is far from being super slow or anything, I would just expect the booting time to be half of those, or even faster. I don't have programs that are enabled at start-up, nor do I have (if it matters) a desktop full of files and folders. I run Kapersky (disabled upon start-up, just starting it every once in a while) from time to time, no malware/viruses what so ever.

    So I am really confused, and would just like to get some advices on what can be done to improve these bootings / what may be causing these slow start-ups.


    *Edit: if needed, HDD is HTS721010A9E630 which I think runs at 7200rpm
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  2. Posts : 5,185
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2

    Hello and welcome to Tenforums :)

    Do you notice a difference between boot times after a normal shutdown compared to boot times for a restart? The former should be much quicker if fast-startup is working.

    See Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 7
    Thread Starter

    Hello and thanks :)

    Yes indeed I had noticed, re-starts take ages. I just did a try now to give some numbers (starting both time from desktop, no application running):

    Normal shut-down - startup:
    Time to shut down: 13sec
    Time startup to password: 23sec
    Time password to desktop: 30sec (instant task bar)

    Time to shut down: 55sec
    Time startup to password: 1min10sec
    Time password to desktop: 33sec (task bar: +7sec)
    Bonus: ASUS loading circle is quitte laggy in this set-up.

    Again I know that these are decent numbers, it is just that I would expect startups of 10-15seconds for this kind of specs, not minutes.

    Maybe I'm just mistaken?

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  4. Posts : 5,185
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2

    Those times do seem longer than I would expect. My time from power on to desktop is 25-30s with fast-startup and I have an even older system with lower spec than yours.

    Task manager does some boot analysis on its start tab. See mine for comparison, I have only disabled one of the startup tasks.
    Slow Booting Time with FastBoot enables - slowish performances-2017-05-06.png
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  5. Posts : 7
    Thread Starter


    Yes I had a look there as well, and as you can see (sorry, french :) ) all but one are disabled. Yet, it is slow-ish.

    Slow Booting Time with FastBoot enables - slowish performances-sans-titre.jpg
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  6. Posts : 7
    Thread Starter

    Hello again,

    It may be worth noting that I bought this computer from a french company (LDLC), but am now in Switzerland, were the power plugs are different (therefore an adaptator was required). Yet I don't think that would have any impact, as they provide the same current (230V - 50Hz). Just noting it in case someone says "yes it actually does have an impact".
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  7. Posts : 5,185
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2

    I can assure you that using a power adapter will not be the problem. :)

    Can you try a clean boot and see if this is faster? If it makes a difference then you can try adding items back one by one until you find the culprit.

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
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  8. Posts : 7
    Thread Starter

    Hello, thanks for your input.

    The Safe Booting does not change anything (one could have thought so given the fairly high amount of services - mainly Intel/Nvidia/Asus stuff - I have). It is worth noting that I restored my Hibernate power setting just in case it had been messed up, and that now the time "from power to password" ever so slightly diminished (about 15sec now).

    However it now takes 43-45sec (astonishinguly regular from test to test!) from the password to desktop, whether with all services or none.

    I can go along with this 1-min boot, but it just feels sad when you know it has the ability to power up much faster.

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  9. Posts : 5,185
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2

    The boot time from power to password seems about right to me. The 45s between password and desktop is definitely too long. It should be about 5s. I'm thinking that there must be something in your user profile that is corrupt or causing problems. As a test you could create a new user, give the user admin privileges and then log in with this new user and see if it is any faster. If it is you would have the option of continuing to use it and moving over your files, if it is not faster then you can simply delete the new user.

    If you need tutorials to help with this:

    Add User Account in Windows 10

    Change Account Type in Windows 10

    Delete User Account in Windows 10
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  10. Posts : 7
    Thread Starter

    Dear Phil,

    I had the same idea just after I posted my reply yesterday. I went to create another account and ended up on a couple of issues:
    - session not loading: was corrected by creating a new Default folder in C:
    - Start Menu not showing when clicking on it on the new user session

    I did an sfc /scannow (back on my classic account) which found a couple of corrupted files and corrected them, manually checked for Windows Updates and was given straight away an update to Windows Creator (I think that's the name, a very big update). That's the state where I am right now, I'll continue investigating now that the update has installed.
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