I've been having extremely slow startup times with windows lately. From windows logo to welcome screen about a minute then another 4 minutes my HDD is sitting at 100% usage. This really slows things down to a crawl. Only then it gradually goes back down to 0%...
16GB DDR4 RAM
1TB WD Blue 7200RPM
Things I have tried to far
- disabling superfetch and windows search services
- malwarebytes scan
- boot-time scan with avast
- change page file size
- disabling all non windows services (issue still persists)
- disable programs in task manager for startup
- sfc /scannow
I tried a few other things but can't really think of them because of how frustrated I am. The system is very responsive in safe mode. Any advice would be highly appreciated, I'm at the point of pulling my hair out.