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Anand_Nakat
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Slow Boot TIme

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Pavilion bc406tx
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I own Pavilion bc406tx; it comes without ssd. The HDD has speed of 5400 rpm which is comparatively slower.

The boot time is ridiculously slow.It takes  more than 2 min to reach the  desktop screen.Even after that it takes 20 seconds to load all the icons on taskbar (Even during cold boot)...

                           Can you please help me to solve this issue?? I know HDD is the reason but still it's lot slower than benchmark of 5400 RPM.

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@Anand_Nakat 

Your hard drive speed is not the issue.  

 

Time spent booting the PC is consumed most by (1) startup items and (2) drivers.  You should go into Task Manager --< Startup and disable ALL the startup items and see if the time is lessened.  If it is, and I suspect it will be, then your startup items are the issue, not the hard drive.

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Thank you for replying but I've already disabled every program in startup. 

      The problem of slow boot was right from the beginning when I purchased and after looking up online I disabled the startup programs.That doesn't seem to help

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Try reinstall windows

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@Anand_Nakat 

You should be aware that if you reinstall Win10, your are likely to get the same slowdown ... read more below ...

 

With a Win10 PC, you're going to experience a variety of problems not typical of the older PCs.

First is sluggishness. You may experience a very slow PC at times because Windows Update (WU) is hogging your PC, searching for, downloading, and installing updates -- to bring your PC up to the most current version of Windows. This can also contribute significantly to high processor temperatures, as it is being heavily used.

Second is fan noise. That's directly related to fan speed, which is the result of processor heat, and WU is known to drive up the processor load -- sometimes to 100%. That can cause the fan to run loud and continuous for some time.

Third is disk usage. WU can easily force the disk usage to 100% and and keep it pinned there for some time. That's because it writes WU files to the drive, then it turns around and reads them, then it overwrites existing Windows System files. All of that takes a lot of disk usage to complete.

These processes are compounded by Win10 because new Win 10 patches coming out nearly every Tuesday. Since you can't stop Updates like you did with Win7, this means you're going to get updates, regardless of what you do.

To find out what version and build of Win10 your PC is running, do the following:
1) enter "cmd" (without the quotes) into the search area and select the Command Prompt option
2) enter "winver" into the command window (again, without the quotes)
3) The most current Win10 versions as of 7/9/19 are the following:

a) v1803: Bld 17134.915

b) v1809: Bld 17763.615

c) v1903: Bld 18632.239.

If yours is older than that, most likely WU is hogging your PC trying to update it.

Some folks have been told that resetting your PC will fix this. but, if you reset your PC, you only make matters WORSE! Why? Because you will reset Win10 back to the original version that came preloaded on the PC and that will restart Windows Update all over again.

To disable WU temporarily, do the following:
1) Enter "services" in the search area (again, without the quotes)
2) When the window opens, scroll down until you see Windows Update
3) If it say Running under status, that indicates that WU is running
4) To change that, double-click on that task, select Stop under the Service status, and then Apply
5) That should stop WU -- and you should see an immediate improvement in performance.

If not, then WU is not the problem.

WU will restart itself automatically later on, so you basically have no choice than to bear with it until it finishes.

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