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Windows 8 boots very slowly


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#1 Tadada

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

Not that long ago Windows 8 was re-installed on this computer and everything was fine, till a few weeks ago. Windows started booting up very slowly, it took about 5-10 minutes for the Desktop to appear, then about 10 more minutes for it to actually work without extreme lag. That also happens on restarts. About to do a chkdsk now, later planning on trying safemode.

 

BleepingComputer detected nothing, the Startup folder is empty and nothing strange in "Startup" in Task Manager menu. I don't want to re-install Windows again. I am pretty sure that nothing sketchy was installed on this PC, but I am not entirely sure.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:44 PM

Please follow instructions at below link to boost speed of Windows OS.


"Tweaking & Optimizing Windows"
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/617106/tweaking-optimizing-windows/


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:56 AM

Safe Mode is still a good diagnostic tool, it's just a little bit of a hassle to enable it in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.  Follow the instruction below to setup Safe Mode, restart to boot into Safe Mode and see if the computer boot any faster.
 
How to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8.1

You will need to use an Administrator account to for this.

Press the Windows key windows-key.png and the X key together.  In the menu that opens select Search.  When the Search charm opens type in msconfig.

msconfig will appear below the search box, click/tap on it.

When System Configuration opens click/tap on the Boot tab.

Under Boot options click/tap on Safe boot, then click/tap on Apply, then OK.

The next time you start the computer it will boot into Safe Mode.

Please note.  You computer will continue to boot into Safe Mode when it is started until you go back to System Configuration and remove the check in Safe boot.  You should do this before doing the suggestions below.
 
 
Please download AdwCleaner and install it.

When AdwCleaner opens click on Scan to start the scan.

Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.

If there are no malicious programs are found you will receive a message informing you of this.  
 
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK.  The computer will be restarted to complete the cleaning process.
 
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.
 
 
Please download and install Junkware Removal Tool.

Open your browser and go to Downloads, then click on the Junkware Removal Tool to install it.  

Click on Run to initiate the installation.

To avoid potential conflicts, temporarily disable your antivirus and firewall.  You will want to be offline when you do this.

Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select Run as Administrator.

The tool will open and start scanning your system.

Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.

On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.  Copy and this and then post this in your topic.
 
 
Please download Temp File Cleaner by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.

1. Save any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)

2. Double-click on TFC.exe to run it.

3. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.

4.  After Temp File Cleaner has run, click on Exit.

Edited by dc3, 02 October 2017 - 10:59 AM.

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