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02-05-2022 09:17 AM
@QuincyReyes -- next time that you power-on your computer, start tapping the ESC key, until you see a menu to launch the HP Hardware Diagnostics. Launch that app, and run the test against the disk-drive.
Depending on how old the disk-drive is, it could be starting to "fail".
How slow is "very slowly" ? Try powering-on your computer when the Ethernet cable from your computer to your modem is NOT connected. That should decrease the start-up time, because some programs (Adobe Updater, Apple Update, Windows Update, anti-virus updater) cannot "call-home".
02-05-2022 09:20 AM - edited 02-05-2022 09:23 AM
As @itsmyname suggested, if the problem occurs before windows even shows up you should run HP's diagnostic
It is possible that windows was updating itself.
There could also be problems with some applications which could be spotted in the event viewer.
Bring up windows event viewer and look for timeout messages in both SYSTEM and APPLICATOINS
When I had McAfee I would frequently see a lot of 30 second timeouts when it was scanning large files
especially files that were concurrently being downloaded by the update process.
Some applications phone home when booting which could be a problem. I would frequently see McAfee attempting to make a secure connection to a server that did not exist. Your problem may not be McAfee but I just used it as an example of what could happen.
If you see anything suspicious in the event viewer post back here.
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