Windows Takes 15-30 Minutes To Boot?! How To Troubleshoot A Slow Starting Computer

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  • I aways learn something new from you sir. Keep up the good work.

    Martin M
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • … when you solved the problem with slow uppstart on your operating system with maybe a older HDD, instal a SSD and life will be fun again.

    Fonzie Bulldog
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Awesome tips Carey! Definitely will add this to my memory banks

    Raheme Matthie
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • I have a Lenovo G570, that if my recollection is right, took over an hour for the desktop to come up. What a disappointment this was, DVD-RW completely failed after one year of little use also. I really liked it, upped to 8GB Mem when I bought it, but it turned to garbage wa—y before it's time. Perhaps cloning & a new SSD is the answer… that, or more trouble than it's worth. Where did I get it? (Shush! It's the "F" word! The people that do NOT back up extended warranties…at least not on MSI MB's)

    Thomas McKelvey
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • My old computer used to take 5-6 minutes to boot up the one I have now takes less then 10 minutes (since it's EMMC obviously)

    Dalmation Productions / Sears Productions
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • I helped a friend with a similar slow boot. The cause was he thought if one anti virus program was good, two would be better. They were butting heads trying to access the same processes. Uninstalled one and boom, back to a fast boot and performance.

    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Great solution. One concern though, some users run Outlook for their email needs as it also has the many other features such as calendar, schedules, meetings and other options. One problem with Outlook is there doesn't seem to be a method to save all of the custom settings such as color, column widths, ascending/descending settings, junk mail settings and safe sender settings etc. Saving the .pst is about the only backup there is for Outlook yet nothing for the above customized settings that accrue after years of use.

    Garth Clark
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Ive seen viruses, processes, and malware cause the PC to take more than 3 minutes to boot. It should boot in ~1min

    Posted July 5, 2020
  • I have also had this happen with a stuck windows 10 update that keeps trying to install. Try looking at Windows Update to see what the last update installed was. If it came out some time ago then try removing it and re-installing it. If that does not help, Listen to Carey… often the most efficient repair is to reinstall windows or an image of freshly installed windows, and reinstall your software and data.

    Posted July 5, 2020
  • I have come across this issue many times. It seemed to start with the introduction of major feature win10 updates that install over the current version of win10. Every case of slow boot there was a windows.old file. In every case ive had to reinstall the OS. Its hasn’t been hardware yet.

    James Campbell
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Thanks for the information. I am in the process of currently getting an SSD to replace my old 500GB HD in my 8 year old tower.

    John Turner
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Is it worth using the SSD manufacturer's utility to assess the health of the drive?

    cat handler
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • I had an issue like this, turned out to be a failing hard drive, at the time I had 3 hard drives connected to the system, one for boot (this was before the SSD days), one for games and some programs (yeah, I'm old fashioned like that) and the last for mass storage. It was the last one that was failing, and every time the system tried to access it, it froze for long periods of time. This happened during boot, then it worked fine after booting until I attempted to access that hard drive and everything froze again. Not sure what the problem with the hard drive was, but bought a new one and copied everything over with almost no losses. I'll consider myself lucky though, as normally hard drive just die, they don't give you a chance to get the data off first.

    Posted July 5, 2020
  • OK, What would cause the "Right Click" to stall on any icon or file for 15 to 45 minutes before the dropdown menu opens?

    Grandpa Bill
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Listen to Carey as a great tech

    Hammy Bunghole
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • my laptop was booting up slow I had a SSD drive in it and realized it was the Laptop battery that was slowing it down so I had to order a new one and took the old one out and just used the power pack

    Kevin Billerbeck
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • nice

    Prakash Deore
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • I love these tip videos thanks carey

    billy oldham
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Was this inspired a bit by my pc

    George nick gurr
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Thanks Carey your tips are awesome ciou!

    Terence Galland
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • I found out that my secondary HDD needed a new Power Supply to be in good status. I was lazy in buying new Power Supply and when it was dead. I put on the new Power Supply and today while checking my both SSD,HDD to check their status. Found out they were acting faster and my HDD was switched back to good status again. The restart or shut down when do get pretty much so long. I think or from what i have been into some issues in the past(heat,power) issues. Thanks so much for the idea of checking if the drive or the windows is what makes the OS take so long to switch on.

    joe man
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Could be a hardware and or driver issue, possibly a usb device. Try unplugging the USB devices first.

    Daniel Lee
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Thanks for some few tips uncle carey!

    Biking Moments With Emman
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • With these quick tips, we all can be pros like you Carey!

    Tina McLaughlin
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • I have a quick question… there’s a way to check tls 1.3 with cloudflare… on my laptop it says 1.3 is enabled when I test it on cloudflare… but on my computer, it says it failed. Can you tell me what I can do? My browsers, all of them I have it enabled and it still fails on my computer

    Me Here
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Thank you uncle Carey 😉

    Geo Johnson
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Another great tip from Charlie Sheen‘s uncle!

    Johnathan Berner
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Thanks for the upload.

    Alexander Smoljanovic
    Posted July 5, 2020
  • Ty

    Tony wallow
    Posted July 5, 2020

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