Windows 10 Slow Boot or Startup – 2018 Easy Guide [Solved]

By April Cai  Technical Tips  Windows 10   9 Comments
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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.

How do I fix Windows 10 slow boot?

  1. Disable Fast Startup
  2. Disable Processes with High Startup Impact 
  3. Update your graphics card driver
  4. Do a clean install of Windows 10

Method 1: Disable Fast Startup

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) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. You  sound driver is no exception.

3)With the Free version: Click the Update button next to a flagged display driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver.

With the Pro version: 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. (Plus you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee.)

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.
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