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Bruinator

I have an asus x550za laptop which is about 5 yrs old. I put in an SSD drive about 3 yrs ago to speed up start time on it. It was pretty quick when I 1st added it but now it takes between 25 to 30 secs to boot up which seems very slow to me. I have 8GB RAM in it as well. I have the following started in MY COMPUTER startup options ESET command line interface, GOOGLE, EDGE, "Phonetray and Task scheduler" as 2 software programs I installed.

 

Is there anything i can do to speed up the boot up time?

 

TIA

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0sit0

You may want to look at something like Boot Analyzer. Or make a backup of your disk, reset and see if its still slow.  Compare and either decide to go back to the backup or start fresh :). 

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+warwagon
2 hours ago, Bruinator said:

I have an asus x550za laptop which is about 5 yrs old. I put in an SSD drive about 3 yrs ago to speed up start time on it. It was pretty quick when I 1st added it but now it takes between 25 to 30 secs to boot up which seems very slow to me. I have 8GB RAM in it as well. I have the following started in MY COMPUTER startup options ESET command line interface, GOOGLE, EDGE, "Phonetray and Task scheduler" as 2 software programs I installed.

 

Is there anything i can do to speed up the boot up time?

 

TIA

what takes the most time? Black screen white spinning dots? the Welcome screen? 

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Mindovermaster

Try CCleaner...

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It's really too bad that Microsoft keeps removing useful features from windows 10. Apparently the "OS boot information" under the boot tab in windows 10 does nothing now.

 

Under windows 7 when enabled it would show you a list of drivers loading as your system was booting up (like when you would select safe mode in windows 7). Stupid Microsoft.

 

That could have been useful right about now. I'm doubting CCleaner will do much to help seeing as it's slow starting up. I'm still wondering where in the boot process he's having the most slowness.

 

He might try rebuilding the prefetch folder. 

 

Is it slow when restarting the computer or only when turning it on from being off? if it's only slow after the computer has been turned off, it could be fastboot giving you a slow boot. to disable it open up a command prompt with admin privilege's and type 

 

powercfg -h off 

 

then press enter. to turn it back on instead off type on.

 

Then turn your computer off and turn it back on and see if it boots any faster.

 

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Mindovermaster
19 minutes ago, warwagon said:

I'm doubting CCleaner will do much to help seeing as it's slow starting up. I'm still wondering were in the boot process he's having the most slowness.

Would malware mess with the slow starting up? Would Malwarebytes help at all?

 

Agree with you on Win 7...

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1 hour ago, Mindovermaster said:

Would malware mess with the slow starting up? Would Malwarebytes help at all?

 

Agree with you on Win 7...

i'm a bit confused by "google and edge starting up with windows. I'm assuming he meant google chrome and edge? or Google on edge? Doesn't really matter as either of those should load quite quick. Still waiting to see which part of the boot process is slow.

 

He might also want to check the task manager and look under the performance tab and check on the frequency of the CPU. On more than one occasion i've seen, the wrong charger cause the cpu to go from it's normal clock speed down to something like .7 mghz. Causing everything to take longer to load. 

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1 hour ago, warwagon said:

i'm a bit confused by "google and edge starting up with windows. I'm assuming he meant google chrome and edge? or Google on edge? Doesn't really matter as either of those should load quite quick. Still waiting to see which part of the boot process is slow.

 

He might also want to check the task manager and look under the performance tab and check on the frequency of the CPU. On more than one occasion i've seen, the wrong charger cause the cpu to go from it's normal clock speed down to something like .7 mghz. Causing everything to take longer to load. 

Well edge does use Chromium's driver. (wrong word) But I do not think they need to be on startup. Unless he put that there...

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