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#1 sroseh

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 05:43 PM

So I have recently had my Windows 10 laptop take longer than usual to boot up. When everything finally loads up, I check the disk used and it's always at 95-100% for about ten minutes, even though no particular program/process is running high. I've tried a couple recommended tricks (uncheck tips about Windows, disabled superfetch, turn off cloud-based protection in defender) and nothing as worked thus far. The computer itself is less than a year old, and I have plenty of hard drive space and RAM. I've scanned for disk errors, I've done a disk clean-up - and nothing has worked. I am beginning to think I have a virus, but Malware bytes frequently comes up with nothing.

 

Any input into this is greatly appreciated! 



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 09:08 AM

Welcome,

Have you run any other free scanner? SuperAntispyware comes to mind. How much RAM is installed?

 

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 12:23 PM

I have tried a couple different scanners, but I'll give the one you mention a shot as well. I have 8gb of RAM.



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 02:05 PM

"The computer itself is less than a year old,"

Does this mean the computer is brand new? Is Windows 10 the original OS?

 

Try Tree SIZE

http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 02:29 PM

I bought it brand new in January of this year. Windows 8 was the original OS and I installed 10 when it was released. I'll give tree size a shot too

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 02:46 PM

"Windows 8 was the original OS" I imagine it was Windows 8.1? How did you do the upgrade?

Are you within the 30-day time period to revert back?



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 02:57 PM

Yes, 8.1. I upgraded in July, so I am past the thirty days to revert back. I also hate 8.1 and would prefer to find a solution to continue using 10 if I could.

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 03:17 PM

I also just downloaded 10 from microsoft and installed that way. I didn't put it on a disk or anything.

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 04:10 PM

OK. The upgrade was using the Windows 10 ISO?

Let us know how Tree Size turns out

Do you have an external hard drive to save system image backups and data?



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 05:35 PM

That is correct. Honestly, I am not sure how to use Tree Size. I did a scan, and I do have some large folders, but I have almost half of my hard drive space is free. I have cloud storage to save stuff to. No external HD unfortunately.


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 08:19 PM

I don't have Windows 10 yet let's see what you can do

 

You have plenty of hard drive space so the issue is what is running eating up your system resources at startup?

 

Check your startups.

How to manage startup applications in Windows 8 or 10

http://www.howtogeek.com/162446/how-to-manage-startup-applications-in-windows-8/

One item that comes to mind is Skype: is that a possibility on your computer?

 

Can you do a system restore back to the time when the computer was running fine?

--- Do you have an idea of what has happened?

How to Do a System Restore of Windows 10

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4588-system-restore-windows-10-a.html






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