Win 10 very slow startup

cliffhucker

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I upgraded my win7pro to win10pro over the weekend.
It is running great BUT it takes 4 minutes to start and sometimes it gets stuck and i have to force shutdown and restart.

I have gone through all the usual tips for quicker startup with no change. I have gone through start-up repair and none of the options change anything. Low resolution, safe mode, etc they all take the same ~4 minutes.

I installed windows ADK and ran the "Startup, Shutdown experience" and it would shut down my system and then when i restarted and it finished booting it would crash. I finally had to boot into safe mode and delete the ADK files so i could boot normally.

Is there anything else i can do before reinstalling ? any program that can tell me what issues to look into ?

thanks
 

Joe C

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Some info about your pc might help. (brand name & model number) Also how old and what version of Windows 10 pro are you trying to use? Are you using more than one hard drive and is this a clean install from a formatted hard drive or did you install this from your Windows 7 pro operating system?
 

Rohit

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There are several reasons why your Windows 10 computer might be experiencing a slow startup. Here are some things you can try to troubleshoot the issue:
  1. Check for and remove any malware: Malware can cause your computer to run slowly and can even prevent it from starting up properly. Run a full scan of your system using a reliable antivirus program to check for and remove any malware that might be causing the issue.
  2. Check for updates: Make sure you have the latest updates for Windows and your installed programs. Outdated software can cause conflicts and slow down your system.
  3. Check for low disk space: If your hard drive is almost full, it can cause your system to run slowly. Consider deleting unnecessary files and programs, or consider upgrading to a larger hard drive.
  4. Check for startup programs: Many programs will start automatically when you turn on your computer. These programs can slow down your startup process. To disable unnecessary programs from starting up with your computer, go to the Start menu, type "msconfig" and press Enter. In the System Configuration window, go to the "Startup" tab and uncheck any programs that you don't need to start automatically.
  5. Check for damaged system files: Corrupted or damaged system files can cause problems with your computer, including slow startup. To check for damaged system files, open the Command Prompt as an administrator and type "sfc /scannow" and press Enter. This will scan your system files and repair any that are damaged.
  6. Check your hard drive for errors: A faulty hard drive can cause slow startup and other performance issues. To check your hard drive for errors, go to the Start menu, type "cmd" and press Enter. In the Command Prompt, type "chkdsk /f" and press Enter. This will check your hard drive for errors and fix any it finds.
  7. Check for hardware issues: If you have recently added any new hardware to your system, it could be causing the slow startup. Remove the new hardware and see if the issue is resolved. If it is, the hardware may be incompatible with your system or may be malfunctioning.
  8. Consider a clean install: If none of the above steps helps, it may be necessary to perform a clean install of Windows. This will erase all of your files and programs, so make sure to back up your important data before proceeding.
I hope these suggestions help.
 

FoxHodgess

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Low disk space is usually the most common problem. If your hard disk is nearly full, your system may run slowly. Consider removing unused files and applications, or upgrading to a bigger hard drive.
 

pete.i

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I've tried the win 7 to win 10 upgrade a couple of times and it has always ended badly. When you have spent hours and hours trying the suggested cures above just back up all your personal files on to a seperate harddrive/flash drive, which is something you should be doing anyway, then do a clean install of Win 10. You can get an ISO from here https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 which will make a bootable installation USB flash drive or a bootable DVD.
 

FoxHodgess

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If it doesn’t work, try a full system install again. There are always reddit windows keys available for a clean install. This will delete all of your files and applications, so create a backup of any critical data before starting. If you've just installed new hardware to your system, this might be the source of the delayed starting.
 

Joe C

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Try this to fix your SearchApp.exe issue:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...ndows-10/390948e4-11b6-41ea-b928-04628fbec515
If you stop Razer Synapse from running in the start up list you may get a better boot time. This might be a possible fix for Razer Synapse taking up too much time
https://mysupport.razer.com/app/ans...r-synapse-3-when-it-crashes-or-fails-to-start.
You can try using AutoRuns to see what is slowing your boot time too, but use it with caution
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns
 

cliffhucker

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Try this to fix your SearchApp.exe issue:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...ndows-10/390948e4-11b6-41ea-b928-04628fbec515
If you stop Razer Synapse from running in the start up list you may get a better boot time. This might be a possible fix for Razer Synapse taking up too much time
https://mysupport.razer.com/app/ans...r-synapse-3-when-it-crashes-or-fails-to-start.
You can try using AutoRuns to see what is slowing your boot time too, but use it with caution
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns


I will take a look at those links but ....

I think no matter what Startup Timer list, it adds up to 100%

I have disabled razer and it made no noticeable difference, or at least it did not change the timer result.

my latest
 

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