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5 Tweaks to fix windows 10 slow boot or startup problem

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Did you notice Windows taking a long time to Bootup? Or getting windows 10 slow boot issue After installing windows updates or recent windows 10 upgrade. This is mostly because you have installed too many apps, System files get corrupted, Updates not installed correctly or you have installed an update bug. Here this post we have 5 best tweaks to fix windows 10 slow boot or Startup problems, windows 10 slow boot and black screen after update etc. And Make Your Windows 10 PC start Faster.




Stop programs loading at startup

When you install new programs, many will want to launch automatically when you start up your PC. Which means these programs, services load at startup and use unnecessary system resources. If you have installed too many apps, programs on your Windows 10 PC. Then Disabling startup programs/Stop programs loading at startup is the best way to boost your Windows 10 computer. Normally when you

To Disable startup programs/ Stop programs loading at startup open Task manager. (Use Ctrl + Alt + Del key or right click on taskbar and select task manager). Here on Taskmanager If this is the first time you’ve used this program you’ll need to click the ‘More details’ option at the bottom of the window. Now you should see a list of all the programs running on your system. Move to the Startup tab, this will display all startup running apps list with startup impact. Simply right-click on the application and select disable, Do the same with all startup applications.

Disable Startup programs on windows 10
Disable Startup programs on windows 10

Disable Fast Boot

This is another tweak to fix windows 10 slow boot issue bu disabling the Fast Startup option on your Windows 10. Fast Startup is a default enabled feature in Windows 10. It is supposed to reduce startup time by pre-loading some boot information before your PC shuts off.  It works in a similar manner as Hibernation. But in fact, as many users reported, fast startup causing issues. Far and away, this the most problematic setting when it comes to boot time in Windows 10.




To Disable fast boot option open Power Options on control panel then click Choose what the power buttons do in the left panel. You’ll need to provide administrator permission to change the settings on this page, so click the text at the top of the screen that reads Change settings that are currently unavailable. Now, untick Turn on fast startup (recommended) and Save Changes to disable this setting.

Disable fast startup option
Disable fast startup option

Adjust Virtual Memory Settings

Adjust virtual memory is another great way to fix windows 10 slow boot issue and boost up windows 10 system performance. As the name suggests virtual memory a dedicate part of your hard drive as pretend RAM. And the more RAM you have then more tasks your system can handle at once, so if Windows is close to maxing out RAM usage, it dips into the virtual memory storage.

Windows automatically adjust the virtual memory but you can tweak this setting for better performance. To do this type Performance into the Start Menu search and choose the Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.

Then Under the Advanced tab, you’ll see the size of the paging file (another name for virtual memory); click Change to edit it. What’s important here is at the bottom of the screen — you’ll see a Recommended amount of memory and a Currently Allocated number. Users having issues have reported that their current allocation is way over the recommended number.

If yours is as well, uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives to make changes, then choose Custom Size and set Initial Size and Maximum Size to the recommended value below. Reboot, and your boot time should improve.

adjust virtual memory on windows 10
adjust virtual memory on windows 10

Update Graphics Drivers

Device Drivers are the key part of the operating system because Windows uses drivers in order to work with your hardware. If the certain driver is outdated or corrupted, that can cause different problems at startup. Especially the Display/Graphics Driver which may cause slow boot issue, take a long time to load the system screen. And most of the users on Microsoft forum, Reddit reported that updating their graphics card drivers fixes boot issues, so let’s give it a look.

Open the Device Manager by right-clicking on the Start button and clicking Device Manager. Navigate to Display Devices to see which graphics card you’re using. Simply Right click on it and select uninstall, then restart your computer. Now you need to navigate to the vendor’s website (or your laptop manufacturer’s website, if you’re using integrated graphics on a laptop) to check for latest available driver simply download and install it. Or can check this post how to update, reinstall device drivers on windows 10 PC.

Update Graphic Driver
Update Graphic Driver

Also, make sure system have installed latest windows updates. Windows 10 is set to download and install latest updates automatically, But you can manually check and install them from settings -> update & security -> windows update -> check for updates.

Remove Bloatware & Reduce Boot Menu Timeout

Free up Disk space on your Windows Drive will make things easier for speed up windows performance and fix slow boot issues. To do this, you can run Disk Cleanup or manually delete things you don’t need, often called bloatware.

To run Disk Cleanup, just search for it, open it and hit Clean up System Files. It will then go through your computer and get rid of temporary files, installers, and other unnecessary stuff. Also, you can run third-party system optimizer like Ccleaner to do the optimization with one click and also fix the registry errors.

If you have programs you don’t use, you can uninstall them to reduce the startup time. To do this press Windows + R, type appwiz.cpl and hit the enter key. This will open Programs & Features, Select and right click on the unnecessary program and click uninstall to completely remove the program.




When Windows starts up, you see the Boot Menu appear before the operating system loads. From this menu, you can choose startup options, such as Safe Mode. By default, the Boot Menu displays for 30 seconds. If you reduce this time, you can cut down your startup time by a few seconds.

To do this press Windows + R, type msconfig and hit the enter key. This will open system configuration window, here move to boot tab and reduce the timeout (which is by default on 30)

Bonus Tips

As discussed before most of the times corrupted system files also cause different startup problems. We recommend running System file checker utility which looks for corrupted system files if found any the utility will restore them from a compressed folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Also Check the disk drive for errors using check disk command utility which fix most of the disk drive related errors, bad sectors etc. This SFC and Chkdks utility Both are very helpful to fix most of the windows related problems.

Again we recommend to install a good antivirus with latest updates and perform full system scan regularly to keep your system secure from virus/ spyware infection.

Always avoid installing cracked, pirated, nulled applications. Only download applications from trusted sources.

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These are the most useful tweaks I found to fix windows 10 slow boot issue. I hope apply these solutions Make Your Windows 10 PC Boot Faster and Fix Windows 10 slow boot up black screen at startup, Slow Boot Issues After Upgrading to Windows 10 etc. share your experience about this post on comments and If you found this post helpful share with others.

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