Are you frustrated by the slow boot problem on Windows 10? Many users are struggling with this problem, especially if they’ve upgrade to Windows 10 upgrade from an earlier version of Windows. But don’t worry. We’ve put together some easy and helpful methods that usually fix the problem.
The first quick and easy method to solve the problem is to disable Fast Startup on your Windows 10 device.
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 many users have reported it’s causing issues.1) Type power option in the search box at Start, then click Power & Sleep settings.
2) Click Choose what the power button does.
3) Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
4) Untick Turn on fast startup (recommended). Then Click Save Changes.
5) Reboot your Windows 10 device and check to see if it boots quickly. If you’re still experiencing a slow boot, you can move onto our next method.
Method 2: Disable Processes with High Startup Impact
Some unnecessary processes with high startup impact can make your Windows 10 computer boot slowly. You can disable those processes to fix your problem. Note: Except for the crucial security software.
1) On your keyboard, press Shift + Ctrl +Esc keys at the same time to open Task Manager.2) Click Startup and see what unnecessary processes are enabled with high startup impact.
3) Right-click on any processes that need to be disabled. Then click Disable and close the window.
4) Reboot your Windows 10 computer and check to see if it boots quickly. If it still boots slowly, you can move on to our third method.
Method 3: Update your graphics card driver
If there’re any old or corrupted drivers on your Windows 10 PC, this can cause your computer to boot slowly. You can update your device drivers to solve your problem.You can do this manually by downloading the latest drivers from your graphics card manufacturer’s official website. You’ll need to find exactly the correct driver, though. If you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, or if you want to save some time, you can use Driver Easy to do it automatically.
1)Downloadand install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and clickScan Nowbutton. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. You sound driver is no exception.
3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
4) Reboot your Windows 10 computer and check to see if it boots quickly.
Method 4: Do a clean install of Windows 10
If none of the previous three tips worked, you can choose to do a clean install of Windows 10 on your computer.
See How to do a clean install of Windows 10.
Hopefully by following the above methods, you’ll find a solution that works for you so your computer starts up quickly again.
As a technical writer for Driver Easy, April writes articles related to various tech issues, including Windows computer problems and game errors. She's never happier than when her articles help people solve their problems - whether they're Windows errors and blue screens to network errors and faulty hardware. As a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), she focuses on Windows system problems and daily tips and tricks. When she's not writing, she likes reading literary novels and poetry.