Windows 10 boot-times slow after latest update

Hi All,

Windows has been starting up really slow since latest update.

Used to be 10-15 seconds, now 45 seconds to 1 minute. Last time I booted up, I even got asked for a password which I have disabled.

My start-up items have not changed since I updated.

These are the latest updates installed:

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Hi and thanks for reaching out. My name is Bernard. I'm a Microsoft Windows expert and a Microsoft Windows fan like you. I'll be happy to help you out today.

I actually experience the same issue as before and by following the steps provided below fixed my issue and I hope this works for you as well.

Method 1. Do clean boot:
A “clean boot” starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs, so that you can determine whether a background program is interfering with your game or program.

- In the search box on the taskbar, type msconfig and select System Configuration from the results.

- On the Services tab of System Configuration, select Hide all Microsoft services, and then select Disable all.

- On the Startup tab of System Configuration, select Open Task Manager.

- Under Startup in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then select Disable.

- Close Task Manager.

- On the Startup tab of System Configuration, select OK. When you restart the computer, it's in a clean boot environment.

troubleshooting reference: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929135...

Method 2. Run memory diagnostic tool: Memory diagnostic tool is a RAM test to check if there is any issues with RAM.

- Press Windows key + R then type in mdsched.exe hit OK then restart the device.


Method 3. Set the PC to best performance:

Press windows key + Pause/Break (or go to file explorer and right click This PC and click properties)

click on Advanced system settings> Under Performance click settings> Click Adjust for best performance and click OK

Note: this will reduce all appearance settings you have but will optimize the performance of the PC.

If none will work from the above solution I suggest to do an in-place upgrade wherein it will upgrade the device to the latest version and repair all issues without deleting any files.

Note: before doing this make sure to create a restore point: https://support.microsoft.com/en-hk/help/402753...

1. go to this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...

2. Select Download tool, and select Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.

3. On the License terms page, if you accept the license terms, select Accept.

4. On the What do you want to do? page, select Upgrade this PC now, and then select Next.

5. After downloading and installing, it should fix the issue.

Reference: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...
Note: if you receive error: “This Pc can’t be upgrade, follow the steps below”
Method 1. Go to C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther then delete the file name compatscancache.dat
Then try again or reboot the PC first then try again.
You might not see the folder as it is hidden, make sure to show hidden files first.


Let me know how does it goes and I hope that helps.

Bernard
Independent Advisor

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Hi there,

First 3 steps did not work.

Upgrade seems to have worked - I will check in again in about a week since the issues were intermittent prior to upgrade.

Note that the last update which butchered my computer left a Windows.old, this latest update seems to have done the same thing.

Is it necessary to keep this? Is this part of system restore?

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The upgrade did it, thank you!

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Thank you very much, I upgraded the system and it surely worked. My SSD booting up in 6s again. Thank you soooo much

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Windows 10 update is the worst. It updated and restarted without asking. It took forever to reboot, and when it did, my documents were gone, my default browser and email were gone, my desktop image was gone, I had to reinstall MS Office. I was able to find almost everything but my music files, but it took hours and hours to get everything back to order. And now, it takes forever to restart, and something works in the background that slows my computer down terribly. I will never again buy a Windows computer. If only I could get my time back.

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Hi, I had a bit of a similar problem here...just in case this helps solve it, I have 2 RAMs, 4GB and 8GB and an SSD. More than a week ago, it looked like my computer's data had gone back in time or something...VERY far back, just before the SSD was added...and now its still regaining all the data that had seemed to disappear...and its only adding stuff if I restart it again and again. If anyone has a solution, plz reply!

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I got my Win10 - update just recently, with the same problem. Startup went from 7 sek to 1 min. The upgrade fixed the problem, thanks!

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Restarts began taking 2-3.5 minutes

MS Store programs no longer work at all- theycome up & window disappears

ran several troubleshooters no change

Method 1. Do clean boot:

disabled all non MS services

no change in restart times

still over 3 minutes

used WiseCare to clean up comp

it showed Acronis as slow boot 

uninstalled Acronis

uninstalled G force Experience (but not the vid driver)

uninstalled Adobe Flash. Team Viewer & more

restart times increased!

Method 2. Run memory diagnostic tool:

no problems

Method 3. Set the PC to best performance:

does nothing 

Note: before doing this make sure to create a restore point: https://support.microsoft.com/en-hk/help/402753... OK did it

OK did it

1. go to this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...

2. Select Download tool, and select Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.

did this twice to make sure I ran as admin (I did) window comes up & says THANK YOU.. noting happens, nothing changes

startup now LONGER 3.5 minutes>>>>

So I just enabled all - and restart is a few seconds shorter!!!!

It said I don't have Cortana so I tried to install that 

but MS Store is broken

I get same error on any MS app.. 

and all updates are up to date 

this same comp, same programs used to start in 30 seconds 
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After chasing this issue for a time, I finally broke down and did what I have always advised folks to do. If you are having strange issues with an application, try the following:

  1. Do a complete uninstall (e.g. revo uninstaller),

  2. Suspend your antivirus and

  3. Do a clean reinstall.

Once I did this, two of my startup applications dropped from 7.0 seconds to 0.2 seconds and my overall startup time dropped from 19 seconds to 15 seconds. These changes have been in place for a while now and seem to be stable and consistent. I have not had the time or inclination to determine the underlying cause of these changes in startup times, but they are very significant.

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Thanks for the reply.

Of course I hoped to avoid total re-install since this one is only a few months old.

I have no 3rd party anti Virus - since re-install used the windows 10 one

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