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Slow boot time on windows 8.1


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DJ_Inferno

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hey guys.. lately i have been getting really slow boot times for my pc which shouldnt be this slow at all.. i will list my pc specs and the error messages i am getting in event viewer

 

 

Intel i7-3770 Quad Core 3.4ghz

Gigabyte H77 mainboard

2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti

32GB Kingston HyperX ddr3 1600mhz ram

2TB WD Sata HDD

windows 8.1 pro

 

 

please help as it is getting rather annoying

 


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Hi Dj_Inferno,

 

Try sfc /scannow in a Admin command prompt and see if that helps. Right click the Start icon on bottom left of desktop, select Admin comand prompt.

Check device manager for yellow exclamation marks.

 

Try to see if HDD needs to be defragged.

Check to see if there are too many startup items in task manager, under startup tab.

Check for virus, run full system scan. Also run Windows malicious removal tool, at the Run command type MRT.EXE


Edited by jds63, 22 October 2014 - 02:20 PM.

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I have done all that apart from sfc/scannow  I will do that now and let you know


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O.k. let us know on that. Have quite large HDD i might assume there is still a lot of space left ?

 

BIOS settings set to optimal or default ?

 

Also try chkdsk. How long has it been this way, slow to boot ? Something added then this happened.

 

Try to Update device drivers, make sure Windows updates are up to date.

 

Slim chance of faulty hardware.

 

Not everything will show in startup tab of taskmanager, some can be checked through MSCONFIG and Services.MSC, be careful what you set to manual or disable, this would only be done if within a software program it can not or familiar with what it is.


Edited by jds63, 22 October 2014 - 07:06 PM.

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did sfc/scannow says there were corrupt files that it couldn't repair so i ran chkdsk /f  /r  /x came home did another sfc/scannow and still says there are corrupt files slow boot I couldn't tell you how long ago it started as I rarely turn the pc off but it would bee fairly recently all drivers up to date


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DJ_Inferno,

 

Any system restore points made before this happened ? If not need to do a Windows 8 refresh.

This will loose any software put on after installation of Windows 8.1 Pro, only keep apps and certain settings.

 

Other would be to do a Windows 8.1 reset which will reinstall Windows 8.1 Pro.

 

Do not know if you upgraded to 8.1 Pro or it was original to system.


Edited by jds63, 23 October 2014 - 01:20 PM.

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ok so have got startup back close to normal and have run sfc/scannow now and found no problems fingers crossed I am getting there


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o.k. you beat me to thinking still an issue, because what i wrote was a last resort option. Good to know, post back, let's see how it does.


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Let this run also, at a ADMIN Command prompt copy and paste this in :

 

 

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

 

 

Afterwards make a system restore point when all is well.


Edited by jds63, 23 October 2014 - 01:25 PM.

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yeah I did all 3 dism scans that's how I now have no problems doing scannow


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all three DISM ? Mean did SFC showed corrupt files could not fix, then you did DISM and that solved it ? None found anymore by SFC.


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