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Greetings, Dumb question, out of curiosity mainly. Running an Asus K53E, Win7 Home Prem. I turn the computer on, in less than 10 seconds the sign-on screen appears. I sign on, after a few seconds the desktop appears and then after about 10 minutes I'm finally able to use the computer. The little light that shows the CPU is thinking stays on (for lack of better words) and I can do nothing but wait for 10 minutes. Is this normal?

 

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It could be considered "normal" on a computer with an old 5,400 RPM hard drive, especially if it also has a slow CPU and/or less than 4 GB of RAM.


Edited by SpywareDr, 04 June 2017 - 12:19 PM.

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Thanks, Doc. Have 8 GB installed. Since I have a post open in Web Browsers and memory was mentioned, I'll just say Memtest86+ showed no problems. Was just curious.


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8 GB is good. Which CPU and hard drive is in it?


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Intel Core i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz. Hitachi HTS547550A9E384.
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You can also check what is all starting by typing msconfig at the start button click on start-up tab, and stop anything that is not needed at start-up. Also check to see if your anti-virus is doing a start-up scan.


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Already done that, James.


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If you go to control panel, performance info and tools, advanced tools. Is there yellow triangles, one may state that there are programs causing windows to start slowly, If not you can  check event viewer. I know you may have already done these things, just trying out some simple suggestions first, you know check out the easy stuff first then work your way up. 


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Problem: Performance wise, your Hitachi HTS547550A9E384 hard disk drive (HDD)'s platters spinning at a leisurely 5,400 RPM are a huge problem.

Solution: Samsung 500GB 850 Evo 2.5" SATA 3 6Gb/s Solid-State Disk (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM - $179
 

https://smile.amazon...s=MZ-75E500B/AM
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The difference between a HDD and SSD is amazing. Less power, less heat, no noise and it's blazingly fast.
 

 


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Will look into it. Thanks.


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