Windows 10: Windows takes two hours to boot every reboot. Goes to spinning circles
There are different ways of how to use DISM. One way is to mount the ISO to a virtual CD drive and work directly with install.wim/install.esd which in turn will also expand it in a temp folder and use the syntax as follows:
with install.wim: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:X:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
With install.esd: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:esd:X:\sources\Install.esd:1 /LimitAccess
NOTE: install.esd will work with new version of DISM so you can use either with tech bench or MCT and X is the drive letter of the virtual drive.
Another way is to mount it to a folder on desktop which will in fact expand the install.wim/install.esd into a folder structure similar to C:\Windows so the /Source option is to point to the Windows folder as shown below:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\mount\windows /LimitAccess
Ahhh Ok think I got it now!! Just so you know, I made a copy of your instructions long time ago, saved to notepad. Still use it sometimes to help folks. Actually was going to use yours for Rob .....had it all ready to post to him. When he wants to try.
Thanks Topgun !!! As always. Mike.
Hey, I'm following this so when I'm free I can perform it. I'm swamped not but will return.
Glad that you are Rob, if you have trouble using DISM just give us a shout!
Don't restart even if prompted, wait until you do as much cleaning as you can
Try disabling the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)
- Control Panel > Action Center
Left pane > Change Action Center settings
Bottom section, Related Settings: select No, I don't want to participate in the program
Press the [Save changes] button
- Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Task Scheduler
(Local) pane > Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Application Experience
(Local) pane > Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Customer Experience Improvement Program
If hibernation is on
turn it off
Cmd (admin) > powercfg /h off
Clean up filesystem
Disk cleanup, extended: Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums - select everything, including System Protection/Restore Points ... or try restoring to an earlier point in time (probably too long ago though)
-- AND --
TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer Download - Geeks to Go Forum - Admin privileges req'd
-- OR --
cCleaner portable: CCleaner - Builds
Also look for Windows 10 'build' folders on C:\
Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
There might also be $~BT or $~Windows folders (you need to view hidden and system folders in explorer)
edit: you should delete those folders to reclaim space.
One other thing to check: paging file size and related memory dumps. Only a full dump requires the page file to equal physical memory.
Set your page file to 2048 MB (yeah, I know ... my page file size is smaller)
Set your dump size to small
Your choice what to do next: Follow TopGun's Dism instructs or reboot, then follow dism instructs.
Last edited by Slartybart; 18 Mar 2016 at 02:36.
BSOD Crash Analyst
For the best practice with some things it is best to set the page file to at least the size of the physical memory (let the system handle it)
The machine has 32 GB physical mem, the 128 Gb SSD is 76% full.
Matching page file to phys mem means that ~25% of the drive is already allocated.
With 32 GB Phys mem, there shouldn't be very much paging at all - if Rob feels that 2 GB is too little, he can of course increase the page file or let the system handle it.
Paging is always a good debate
I'll defer to Mark for some hard info:
BSOD Crash Analyst
I am aware of it, I only mentioned it
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