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Very slow laptop

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by woodland81, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. woodland81

    woodland81

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    I have had my laptop for around 4 years

    Its really show to bootup and then takes a further few minutes for things to load up. i have very limited apps on auto startup, noticed that disk usage is at 100% most the time and that the cpu fan runs alot. Im sure this wasnt the case when i first had it.
    Done a couple of fixes for high disk usage but didnt resolve.(windows search disable)

    Would I be better off doing the windows 'Reset This PC' would that wipe the pc, reinstall win 10 and start fresh ?


    HP Pavillion - 15-p199sa
    I5 - 2.6ghz - 8gb ram
     

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  2. Tony D

    Tony D Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    Hello and welcome. A few things can cause slow boot and system slowness. The first thing I look to is startup items. I also look to a full or failing hard drive . You mentioned that you have few startup items. I next look to malware. Please post to our malware removal forum at https://computerhelpforums.com/forums/malware-removal-help.59/

    Instructions are at
    https://computerhelpforums.com/threads/preparation-for-malware-removal-help-all-windows-os.41927/

    Starbuck will provide great insight into your startup items and provide instructions on how to remove any malware on your machine.
     
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  3. woodland81

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    I will do that too. already ran my spyware and advancedsytemcare. Deleted out my avg anti virus to test boot up times.

    At the moment from turning on laptop
    1. 3.40 for login screen to appear
    2. 0.30 desktop appear
    3. 0.40 taskbar to be fully displayed
    4. 2.50 disk usage to drop down from 100%

    I managed to get steps 2 and 3 to be shorter, previously a minute more on each stage.
    Step 4 previously 4minutes
    I imagine once i put antivirus back on probably gonna spike again.

    Is it going to be best to just do Reset PC for fresh install?
     
  4. woodland81

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    I found out that my laptop can actually have memory upgraded, to add another 8gb in. although my memory usage always looks fine not maxing out on the 8gb, not sure if its worth the extra if disk usage is whats causing slow boot.
    Incredible when my one at work from hitting the power button, must be less than 30seconds desktop screen where i can load multiple applications instantly
     
  5. Tony D

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    3 minutes 40 seconds to get to the login screen seems high. Other than that the other times are probably OK. You have to watch the Task Manager to see what's keeping the disk usage high. It's usually Windows, anitmalware, and other programs looking for updates.

    Check your Task Manager to see how much memory is being used. Here's mine.
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  6. Seth Anthony

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    3.40 to reach the login screen is outrageous.

    See how long it takes to startup in Safe Mode, and check task manager in safe mode.
     
  7. woodland81

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    my memory usage is fine 25% at most. so disk usage shouldnt be over the top and such a long boot up. I know laptop is 4years old.
    the highest users of disk usage keeps changing, different between each bootup.

    Safemode boot up to login screen - 3.35
    35 to taskbar.
    task manager - doesnt show disk usage???
    cpu at 1% and memory 12%
     
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    Safe mode up to the logon screen at 3.35 means that you have a failing hard drive. Replace it with a SSD instead of the old school mechanical drive that you have.
     
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    i think ive broken it now. i played with differnt startup modes and tried diagnostic, now cant get windows to load. Even restore point doesnt work in F11 or startup repair.
     
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    That's all because your hard drive is failing. It doesn't have anything to malware.
     
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    I mentioned a failing hard drive earlier as a possibility. However with the cpu fan running a lot, I turned to possible malware running up the CPU. Some issues are difficult to diagnose in a forum.
     
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    Modern malware isn't designed to cause problems because that would mean you would take it to a shop and expose the malware. Modern malware is designed to get money or your info in one way or another.

    Given the symptoms, I'm thinking the hard drive's read/write head is out of alignment due to an impact (common in laptops), or W10 has some serious corruption.
     
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    EDIT- saw the resolution of software.
     

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