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Summary

The new computer always runs fast while it gets slower and slower when you use for a time. In this essay, we will show you the solutions to Windows 10 slow startup.



Contents

Part 1: Reasons of Windows 10 Slow Startup

Many problems can lead to Windows 10 slow startup.
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Here are the common reasons:

● The system is attacked by malware and virus.

● There are too many quick launch programs on Windows.

● Too many file fragments are stored in the drive.

● The system is corrupted.

● The current driver is not compatible with Windows 10.

● BIOS is wrongly configured.

● There are many bad tracks in the disk.

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Next, we will give you the solutions to Windows 10 slow startup.

Part 2: Solutions to Windows 10 Slow Startup

Solution 1: Ensure No Virus on Windows 10

First, you should ensure that the computer is not attacked by virus. Virus and malware always slow down Windows. Especially when you upgrade the system from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, the virus will be carried to the new system.

Fortunately, Windows Defender, the anti-virus software, is built in Windows 10. It can inspect and clear virus and malware. Of course, you can use the third-party software to scan the system and clear virus.

Solution 2: Disable Fast Startup

When you meet with Windows 10 slow startup, you can try to disable quick launch. Quick launch and sleep mode are the default functions. The quick launch speed is not affected by HDD. However, all sleep files should be written into the SSD, even though they are not necessary. That will gradually shorten the lifespan of the disk and finally cause Windows 10 slow startup.
Steps:
① Search [Control panel] in the search box next to the Start icon.
② Click on [Power Options] > [Choose what the power buttons do].
③ Click on [Change settings that are currently unavailable] and then deselect the option [Turn on fast start-up (recommend)]. Finally, click on [Save changes]. (Note: the settings can be merely modified by the administrator.)
TipsThe fact that you don’t see the fast startup option means that the sleep mode is not enabled.

Follow these steps to enable:

① Search [cmd] in the search box and then right click at [Command Prompt]. Next, select [Run as administrator].

② In Command Prompt, type [powercfg.exe /hibernate on] and press the Enter key to go on.

③ Finally, type [exit] and press the Enter key to close the program.

Now, you can see the fast startup option.

Solution 3: Disable to Launch Unnecessary Programs

Startups will automatically get started along with the system startup. The system startup progress cost much more time when more programs are set as the startups. Therefore, you can disable some useless startups to solve the problem of Windows 10 slow startup.
1. Disable to launch programs in Task Manager
Steps:
① Press the keys [Ctrl + Shift + Esc] to start up Task Manager. Then, click on [More details] at the bottom.
② Switch to the tab [Start-up]. Then, order the start-up impact from high to low. The high impact programs consume more capacities of the disks and CPU.
③ Right click at the unnecessary programs and select [Disable]. Besides, right click at the program again and select [Enable] to revoke the setting.
2. Disable hidden start-ups
You can quickly check the running programs in Windows Task Manager. But some programs are not displayed. To check all the running programs, you can download and install Autoruns and disable the hidden programs.
Steps:
① Download Autosruns. Open the software and switch to the tab [Logon]. Then, check all the running programs and their details.
② Deselect the desired programs and then click on [Run as Administrator] to confirm.

Solution 4: Adjust Virtual Memory

Virtual memory is a part of the hard disk used for RAM on Windows. The large RAM can hold more system tasks at a time. Therefore, you can enlarge the virtual memory when RAM is not enough. Some users report that the system startup can be speeded up through this method.
Steps:
① Search [performance] in the search box. Then, select [Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows].
② Switch to the tab [Advanced] and click on [Change] under [Virtual memory].
③ Deselect the option [Automatically manage paging file size for all drives]. Then, select [Custom size] and type values in [Initial size] and [Maximum size].
④ Finally, restart the computer.

Solution 5: Update/Reinstall Driver

When you meet with Windows 10 slow startup, you can check whether the graphics card is damaged. If there is no issue on the card, you can reinstall or update the driver.
Steps to update the driver:
① Right click at the Start icon and select [Device Manager].
② Expand the item [Display adapters] to check the current graphics card. The words, such as NVIDIA,AMD Radeon and ATI Radeon, are generally known as the graphics cards, too.

③ Right click at the target driver of the graphics card and then click on [Update Driver]. Next, follow the prompts to do. If you cannot update the driver in this way, you should visit the official website of the supplier and download the new version.

Note:

If the assembled graphics card is used in your computer, you shall get help from the supplier website.

At some situation, you uninstall the driver and then install it again.

Steps to reinstall the driver:
① Right click at the Start icon and select [Device Manager]. Then, expand the item [Display Adapters].

② Right click at the target driver and select [Uninstall Device].

③ Check the option [Delete the driver for this device] and then [Uninstall].
④ Finally, restart the computer to install the driver again.

If the above methods are not useful, you should try the following method.

Solution 6: Check & Fix Hard Drive Bad Track

When there are too many bad tracks in the hard drive, Windows 10 will run slowly. You can use the specific tool to scan the bad tracks.
Steps:
① Download the tool HDD-SCAN. After installation, use the tool to scan the whole drive.

② Learn about the bad tracks in the tab [Map] and fix the tracks as soon a s possible.

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③ Remember to use the professional software provided by the supplier to fix the bad tracks.

Note: The data may be emptied when you use the tool to repair the bad tracks. If you want to keep the data well, please back up the data beforehand, or use the built-in Windows tool to scan the drive.

Solution 7: Reset System

If you cannot solve the problems with the above methods, please reset Windows.
Steps:
① Search [reset] in the search box and then click on [Reset this PC].
② In the following window, click on [Get started]. This lets you choose whether to keep your personal files or remove them, and then reinstalls Windows. Remember to back up all data well before this step.

Solution 8: Upgrade SSD

In addition, you can upgrade hard disk to speed up Windows 10. There are two types of hard drive, mechanical hard disk and static solid hard disk. Compared with the mechanical hard disk, SSD runs faster. It has been the first choice due to this feature, especially in Windows startup.
Features of SSD:

● It runs and writes data fast.

● SSD has anti-shock and anti-vibration properties.

● It is not affected by magnetic materials.

● It consumes less power.

● It can speed up Windows starup.

● It works quietly.

● Compared with the mechanical disk, SSD has wider range of operation temperature.

After installing SSD into your computer, you can clone the whole disks and the system to SSD. 
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When you install SSD into the computer, you shall reinstall the system. There are two ways. The first method is that you use the installation disk or USB flash drive to install Windows. Another is that you use the professional system migration software to clone system. If you use the first way, remember to back up all data well. The latter one saves time. We recommend that you use Renee Becca, the system migration software.

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Steps:
① First, download and install Renee Becca. Open the software and click on [Clone] – [System Redeploy].
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② Select the target system disk and the migration destination.
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③ After that, select to boot from the new SSD in BIOS when you restart the computer. Besides, you can format the original partitions of the HDD.
Note: Check the instruction manual to know how to change the boot order in BIOS.
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