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Slow startup but low cpu usage


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#1 oolongtea

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 01:08 PM

Hi,

 

I've been experiencing a big increase in startup time these past months, and unexpectedly my cpu usage seems to stay quite low (~20%) during most of the process. Note that my windows install is around 4 yrs old, so I'm bound to have few things slowing it down in any case.

 

By experience I know that my skype logging in is a good indication of the startup being nearly over (ie, a few things are still running in the background, but any program I open launches fairly quickly). This used to take three to four minutes a few months back. Now, it takes more than 10min with no particular increase in cpu usage. Just as if the startup process had recently become very lazy and was taking its time.

 

Would any of you have some tips to determine what is actually happening?

Is there a way to monitor the process activity during startup to single out what might be causing a bottleneck of some sort?

 

I've also run virus & malware scans to be sure, but nothing turns up. 

 

 

 

 



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#2 Voidz

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 08:11 PM

HI- To check startup programs , you can simply press Windows button + R and then type in "msconfig" in the space provided. Just uncheck the programs you dont want to launch at startup.






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