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Windows 10 - Slow boot, black screen, long log in

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#1 TheLetterJay


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:10 AM

Title pretty much sums it all up. After upgrading to W10, I've had nothing but issues since day one. Restarting is always a pain because after booting past the Windows 10 logo, I end up with a black screen for about 1-2 minutes, followed by the login prompt. After which, I'm istting at another black screen and then the desktop, very slowly, loads in. It'll show the taskbar, then the few icons, then the Windows theme plays.


It just seems way to slow for this to be normal. I've tried everything I can think of up front.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 07:11 AM

This tends to look similar to many other problems that we've seen with W10 being installed on well-used systems.

There's a couple of things to try:
1)  Run the following command in a Powershell window that's run as an Administrator in order to re-register the Windows Store apps:

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
From this article:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/re-register-windows-store-apps
Be sure that Edge is closed (in Task Manager).  Cortana will spit an error as it's still running - don't worry about that for now.

2)  Uninstall your antivirus, then use the removal tool for it (there's a list of most of them here:  http://www.carrona.org/avuninst.html ), then install a freshly downloaded, W10 compatible version.  Some A/V have difficulties with the upgrade, so removing them and then reinstalling them will help how they run.

3)  Download fresh copies of the latest, W10 compatible audio and video drivers for your system.  Then uninstall the current versions from your system.  Then install the freshly downloaded versions.

4)  Get ALL available Windows Updates

5)  Get ALL available, W10 compatible drivers/programs from the manufacturer's website.  If some aren't compatible w/W10, check here about uninstalling them.

6)  Get ALL available, W10 compatible drivers/programs for any add-on hardware and any software that you installed previously.  If they aren't compatible, please uninstall them.

If this doesn't fix things, then post back so we can discuss the following options:
- continuing to attempt to fix this copy of the OS
- Reset of the OS (considering both the "Keep My Files" and the "Remove Everything" options)
- revert to the previous OS (both at less than 30 days, and at more than 30 days since initial update)
- revert to the previous OS with another attempt at installing W10 (I don't recommend this)
- clean install of the previous OS
- clean install of the previous OS, then update to W10 (only needed if a clean install of W10 fails)
- W10 clean install
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 10:12 AM

When attempting step one, the progress bar seemed to have gotten stuck at around 25% for an extended period of time. It never progressed beyond that, so I closed it. At the time of posting this message, I'll let it run again and leave it on for longer, assuming it's just a time consuming process if nothing else.


Uninstalling Avast and then running the command seems to have yielded results. Although, after doing such, my Start menu and right click funtions no longer work.



Another issue I've noticed as well, the Start menu, along with right-click menus for windows, just outright stops working sometimes and requires a full restart to fix. [This is unrelated to the above, as the command seems to have caused that. Even before this, it would randomly happen.]


Now my Start menu nor right click options are working at all.

Edited by TheLetterJay, 26 November 2015 - 10:38 AM.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 10:40 AM



          You've never mentioned what the hardware is that you upgraded, but it's become abundantly clear to me that there are a lot of older computers that will probably not ever successfully upgrade to Windows 10, mostly secondary to the lack of drivers for basic devices that work with Win10.


           I've had issues similar to yours with the touch pad and external USB mouse on a Dell Inspiron 1720 that I used for the Windows Insider program and thought that the issue would eventually be resolved by Microsoft.   It hasn't, and after a whole bunch of ministrations on my part, with a lot of assistance from others who've faced the same sort of issue I have never been able to find a driver that works on this box.


           Older and "well-used" systems are having more difficulty than more pristine ones.  My observation, which may be skewed, is that former Windows 7 systems are experiencing a somewhat greater degree of issues than former Windows 8 systems.


            You may have to consider reverting to your former iteration of the Windows OS.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:11 AM

Boot times seem to have been fixed somewhat. But after running the above powershell command, my Start menu refuses to work, even after two restarts.


I found a BAT file that restarts all core Windows services. This fixed the Start menu issue, but the boot problem has returned.

Edited by TheLetterJay, 26 November 2015 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 01:31 AM

Still having issues, as well as occasional blue screens. I'm starting to think Windows 10 is just, in general, a bad OS. I was going to update my BIOs and everything else along with it, but my motherboard MF's page doesn't have a build for Windows 10.

Edited by TheLetterJay, 29 November 2015 - 04:19 AM.

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