– Having a Slow Startup with Windows 10 –
If you’ve ever been there, then you should know how frustrating it can be when your computer is very slow to startup, especially with Windows 10.
Thankfully, a slow startup is a solvable issue. We’ll show you the most common fixes for a slow startup in Windows 10.
Best Ways to Fix Windows 10 Slow Boot
Solution 1 – Use Windows 10 Startup Manager
- Open Task Manager by right-clicking the Taskbar and selecting Task Manager from the menu.
- In addition, you can use Ctrl + Shift + Escape to open the Task Manager directly or Ctrl + Alt + Delete and select Task Manager from the list.
- Click the More details button and then go to Startup tab.
In the Startup tab you’ll see Startup impact of each program that starts with Windows 10.
Each application can have a Low, Medium, or High impact on your startup time, and to disable the app just right-click it and click Disable.
The key is to choose the right apps to disable, for example, you want to keep your Antivirus running, but you might want to disable Skype or driver update software from starting with your Windows 10. Of course, you can manually start this service at any time if you need them.
2. Consider getting a SSD, tweak BIOS settings
Solid State Drives are great for your PC in terms of speed, and if you can afford one, maybe you should consider getting one in the future.
If you can’t afford it, you might want to tweak some BIOS settings to improve your booting routine. For example, you can disable BIOS checking your DVD drive or network locations each time you boot and reduce boot time.
Few users reported that this problem occurs due to USB Storage Function in BIOS. This feature is used to boot your PC from a flash drive, and if you don’t want to do that, you can just disable it.
3. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Many users reported slow boot problems in Windows 10, and according to users, this issue is caused by a corrupted Windows Update file. To fix this problem, you just need to download Windows Update Troubleshooter.
This is an official tool from Microsoft, so be sure to download it. Once you start the tool, it should automatically fix any issues and corrupted files. After the troubleshooter is finished, check if the problem is resolved.
4. Update your BIOS
Several users reported that they fixed the slow boot problems in Windows 10 by updating their BIOS. BIOS update is an advanced and potentially dangerous procedure, so use it at your own risk.
After updating your BIOS, check if the issue is resolved. If you already have the latest version of BIOS, you might want to reflash it and install the same version again.
5. Update your graphics card drivers
If you’re having slow boot problems in Windows 10 followed by a black screen, the issue might be related to your drivers. According to users, they fixed this problem simply by updating their Nvidia drivers.
Remove PC Errors
Run a PC Scan with Restoro Repair Tool to find errors causing security problems and slowdowns.
After the scan is complete, the repair process will replace damaged files with fresh Windows files and components.
Disclaimer: to remove errors, you need to upgrade to a paid plan.
Fix PC Errors
In some cases, you might have to uninstall your drivers and reinstall them again. You can easily do that right from Device Manager by doing the following:
- Press Windows Key + X to open the Win + X menu and choose Device Manager from the list.
- When Device Manager opens, locate your graphics card driver, right-click it and choose Uninstall device.
- Check Delete this driver software for this device and click on Uninstall.
After the driver is uninstalled, simply download the latest driver and check if the issue is resolved.
Update drivers automatically (third-party tool suggested)
In case you do not have the time to follow the steps above, you may consider using a third-party updater.
We strongly recommend Tweakbit’s Driver Updater tool.
It automatically identifies each device on your computer and matches it with the latest driver versions from an extensive online database.
Here is how it works:
- Download and install TweakBit Driver Updater
- Once installed, the program will start scanning your PC for outdated drivers automatically.
- Driver Updater will check your installed driver versions against its cloud database of the latest versions and recommend proper updates. All you need to do is wait for the scan to complete.
- Upon scan completion, you get a report on all problem drivers found on your PC. Review the list and see if you want to update each driver individually or all at once.
- To update one driver at a time, click the ‘Update driver’ link next to the driver name.
- Or simply click the ‘Update all’ button at the bottom to automatically install all recommended updates.
Note: Some drivers need to be installed in multiple steps so you will have to hit the ‘Update’ button several times until all of its components are installed.
Disclaimer: some features of this tool are not free.
6. Install the latest updates
Sometimes you can fix the slow boot problems simply by installing the latest updates. Windows 10 usually downloads the necessary updates in the background, but you can always check for updates manually by doing the following:
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
- When the Settings app opens, go to the Update & security section.
- Now click on Check for updates button.
If any updates are available, they will be downloaded automatically and installed once you restart your PC. If your PC is already up to date, you might want to try a different solution.
7. Delete all files from the WDI Directory
If you’re having slow boot issues, you might be able to fix the problem by deleting the contents of the WDI directory. To do that, just follow these simple steps:
- Open File Explorer and navigate to
- Now go to WDI directory.
- If you get a security prompt, click on Continue to proceed.
- Select all files from the WDI directory, right click them and choose Delete.
After removing the contents of the WDI directory, the problem with slow boot will be fixed.
8. Install Intel Rapid Store Technology Driver
To fix the problems with the slow boot, you just need to install the Intel Rapid Store Technology driver on your PC. Many users reported that this driver isn’t the latest, and that’s causing the issue to appear.
To fix the problem, just download and install the latest version of the Intel Rapid Store Technology driver and check if the problem is resolved.
9. Enable/disable Fast Startup
Sometimes fast startup feature can cause this problem, but you can disable/enable it by doing the following:
- Press Windows Key + S and enter the control panel. Select Control Panel from the list.
- When Control Panel opens, select Power Options from the menu.
- Power Options window will now appear. Click on Choose what the power button does from the menu on the left.
- Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- If Turn on fast startup is checked, disable it. If this feature is not enabled, check it. Now click on Save changes button.
After disabling or enabling a fast startup, the issue should be resolved.
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