Question PC boots up fast, after a minute it slows down

sandy6

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Feb 12, 2018
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My PC boots up quickly like it has always done but after literally 30 seconds of being booted, opening game launchers and loading games, internet, apps takes a minute or two. Every time I boot up I have to quickly load and open everything I want to so it saves me waiting painfully (I sound impatient but it’s frustrating). I built this pc back in 2018 and it’s ran sweet since then. I’ve searched hours but can’t seem to find a fix, can anyone help please ?

I7 8700k
GTX 1080ti
16gb DDR4 RAM
Samsung NVME M.2 - boot drive
Windows 10 64bit - fully updated
 
have a look at everything starting at login/bootup, everything running in task manager (check Processes sorted by CPU usage(, your lower toolbar, etc., and see what might be choking things up...

a Freefixer scan or examining autoruns,will show almost everything... (perhaps some sort of AV scan occurring on startup, etc., could be contributing, but, with NVME storage and an 8700K, that seems a stretch, and I'd not expect any sluggishness, short of a botched or marginal AV app) Anything shown on Freefixer can be evaluated for possible impact, delete things at your own discretion and risk, although most critical processes are 'whitelisted' , ergo not eligible for deletion

If this started quite recently, perhaps a rollback (via restore points) to a point taken a week or a few days ago, etc., might help...

www.freefixer.com

Autoruns may be run straight from MS, note the link that says 'Run now from SysInternals Live'

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

I'd also have a look at clock speeds shown in task manager as soon as it opens just to make sure your system is running at correct clock speeds, which during bootup, I'd expect to see 30-40 seconds of clock speeds up to 4.7 GHz while assorted startup tasks are running; being stuck at 800 MHz , on the other hand, could be a symptom of botched chipset drivers, confused BIOS /power saving settings, etc..
 

sandy6

Commendable
Feb 12, 2018
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have a look at everything starting at login/bootup, everything running in task manager (check Processes sorted by CPU usage(, your lower toolbar, etc., and see what might be choking things up...

a Freefixer scan or examining autoruns,will show almost everything... (perhaps some sort of AV scan occurring on startup, etc., could be contributing, but, with NVME storage and an 8700K, that seems a stretch, and I'd not expect any sluggishness, short of a botched or marginal AV app) Anything shown on Freefixer can be evaluated for possible impact, delete things at your own discretion and risk, although most critical processes are 'whitelisted' , ergo not eligible for deletion

If this started quite recently, perhaps a rollback (via restore points) to a point taken a week or a few days ago, etc., might help...

www.freefixer.com

Autoruns may be run straight from MS, note the link that says 'Run now from SysInternals Live'

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

I'd also have a look at clock speeds shown in task manager as soon as it opens just to make sure your system is running at correct clock speeds, which during bootup, I'd expect to see 30-40 seconds of clock speeds up to 4.7 GHz while assorted startup tasks are running; being stuck at 800 MHz , on the other hand, could be a symptom of botched chipset drivers, confused BIOS /power saving settings, etc..
thanks for the information, I will have a look into this and see what’s going on
 

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