[SOLVED] Slow/glitchy startup half the time + other strange issues ?

Jacobslapinski

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Hello,

I'm having a strange issue with windows startup. About HALF the time or most of the time I startup windows, it loads slow, as well as glitchy. For example, the passcode bar might not show up on the login screen. Or, the icons wont load in properly after logging in. When I try to interact with the desktop, the whole system freezes and I actually get some "windows.exe has stopped working" message.

To fix, I can simply restart. Every time I restart it will then load in normally like nothing is wrong.

However, I've still noticed a couple other odd issues. Such as right clicking the sound icon from the bottom right to get it to bring up the options window not working. Just overall bugginess.

My graphics drivers are updated, and windows is fully updated.

Can any of you generous tech smart folk help me?
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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Turn fast startup off since you boot off SSD and it likely remove need for restart - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-turn-off-fast-startup-windows-10-a.html

if that fixes some of it, it likely means some of the problem is outdated drivers

Can you download and run Driverview - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

All it does is looks at drivers installed; it won't install any (this is intentional as 3rd party driver updaters often get it wrong)

When you run it, go into view tab and set it to hide all Microsoft drivers, will make list shorter.

Now its up to you, you can look through the drivers and try to find old drivers, or you can take a screenshot from (and including)Driver name to (and including)Creation date.

upload it to an image sharing website and show link here

All I would do is look at driver versions (or dates if you lucky to have any) to see what might have newer versions.

I have an Intel SSD 512 GB in which windows is installed on, and a WDC 1tb hdd.
I don't think Intel have any software to test their ssd which is a pain.
Can you download Cystaldiskinfo (its the blue buttons) - https://crystalmark.info/en/

I doubt its the HDD - https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?lang=en&p=279
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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what are specs of the PC?
Do you have an ssd or hdd? Do you know what brands they are?

right click start button
choose powershell (admin)
type SFC /scannow and press enter
once its completed, copy/paste this command into same window:
Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth
and press enter


SFC fixes system files, second command cleans image files, re run SFC if it failed to fix all files and restart PC

that will only fix windows but this could be a storage problem.
 

Jacobslapinski

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Dec 9, 2014
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what are specs of the PC?
Do you have an ssd or hdd? Do you know what brands they are?

right click start button
choose powershell (admin)
type SFC /scannow and press enter
once its completed, copy/paste this command into same window:
Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth
and press enter


SFC fixes system files, second command cleans image files, re run SFC if it failed to fix all files and restart PC

that will only fix windows but this could be a storage problem.
I have an Intel SSD 512 GB in which windows is installed on, and a WDC 1tb hdd.

I ran the SFC scan, and it did repair something.

However I still am experiencing the issues.

You think there's anything I can do?
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
Turn fast startup off since you boot off SSD and it likely remove need for restart - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-turn-off-fast-startup-windows-10-a.html

if that fixes some of it, it likely means some of the problem is outdated drivers

Can you download and run Driverview - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

All it does is looks at drivers installed; it won't install any (this is intentional as 3rd party driver updaters often get it wrong)

When you run it, go into view tab and set it to hide all Microsoft drivers, will make list shorter.

Now its up to you, you can look through the drivers and try to find old drivers, or you can take a screenshot from (and including)Driver name to (and including)Creation date.

upload it to an image sharing website and show link here

All I would do is look at driver versions (or dates if you lucky to have any) to see what might have newer versions.

I have an Intel SSD 512 GB in which windows is installed on, and a WDC 1tb hdd.
I don't think Intel have any software to test their ssd which is a pain.
Can you download Cystaldiskinfo (its the blue buttons) - https://crystalmark.info/en/

I doubt its the HDD - https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?lang=en&p=279
 

Jacobslapinski

Honorable
Dec 9, 2014
6
1
10,515
0
Turn fast startup off since you boot off SSD and it likely remove need for restart - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-turn-off-fast-startup-windows-10-a.html

if that fixes some of it, it likely means some of the problem is outdated drivers

Can you download and run Driverview - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

All it does is looks at drivers installed; it won't install any (this is intentional as 3rd party driver updaters often get it wrong)

When you run it, go into view tab and set it to hide all Microsoft drivers, will make list shorter.

Now its up to you, you can look through the drivers and try to find old drivers, or you can take a screenshot from (and including)Driver name to (and including)Creation date.

upload it to an image sharing website and show link here

All I would do is look at driver versions (or dates if you lucky to have any) to see what might have newer versions.



I don't think Intel have any software to test their ssd which is a pain.
Can you download Cystaldiskinfo (its the blue buttons) - https://crystalmark.info/en/

I doubt its the HDD - https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?lang=en&p=279
I ended up fixing it myself, somehow, in the time between checking your response. I tried a few things but I believe a /checkdisk and repair thing fixed it, everything is running like new.
 
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