FIX: Windows 10 Slow Boot (Solved)

Last updated on March 20th, 2018

The following problem is occurred on a SONY VAIO laptop, after installing the Windows 10 Falls Creators Update 1709: Windows 10 boot time and startup is extremely slow. In fact, after displaying Windows logo, the system stuck on a black screen with the loading animation dots for a long time and then after entering the login password, the Windows 10 desktop and task bar icons takes time to show up.


The Slow Boot up issue on Windows 10 after installing updates, commonly is caused because of an outdated or incompatible program or device driver. In other cases the issue is caused because some critical updates may contain bugs that they haven't fixed yet from Microsoft.

In this tutorial you 'll find instructions to resolve the Slow boot up issue on Windows 10 OS after installing a critical update.

How to FIX Windows Slow Boot Problem.

Step 1. Perform a Clean boot

1. Simultaneously press the Windows image + R  keys to open the 'Run' command box.
2. In run command box, type msconfig press Enter to open the System Configuration utility.



3. At Services tab, check the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.



4. Then press the Disable all button, to disable all non Windows services that start with Windows.



5. Then select the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.



6. Select one by one all startup items and click Disable.
7. Finally click OK and restart your computer.
8. Check if the boot up time is faster. If it is okay, then open the System Configuration (msconfig) utility again and enable one by one the disabled services and programs and restart your system, until you find out which one cause Windows 10 to boot slow.


Step 2. Disable Fast Startup.

1. At the search box type control panel and press Enter.
2. Change the View By (at the up right) to Small icons and then click Power Options.




3. At the left pane, choose Choose what the power buttons do.



4. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.




5. Scroll down and uncheck the Turn on fast startup (recommended) option and click Save changes. *

* Note: If the "Turn on fast startup (recommended)" option is missing from this window, then you have to enable Hibernation on your computer.




Step 3: Update GRAPHICS Adapter's drivers.

The next step to resolve the Windows 10 slow boot issue, is to update the drivers for the graphics adapter. To do that:


1. Press Windows image  + “R” keys to load the Run dialog box.
2. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open the Device Manager.







3. In device manager, expand the Display Controllers.
Right click on the installed Display Adapter and select Uninstall device.




5. At the warning window, check first the 'Delete the driver software for this device' checkbox and click Uninstall.



6. Restart your computer.
7. After restart, proceed and reinstall the latest driver software for your VGA device from manufacturer's support site. *

* Note: In some occasions, the installation of an oldest version of the VGA driver, can fix the slow Windows 10 boot up issue.



Step 4. Disable Ultra Low Power State (ULPS) on AMD Graphics Adapter

ULPS is a sleep state that lowers the frequencies and voltages of non-primary cards in an attempt to save power, but the downside of ULPS is that is can cause your system to startup slow if you 're using an AMD graphics Adapter. To disable ULPS:

1. Simultaneously press the Windows image + R  keys to open the 'Run' command box.
2. In run command box, type regedit press Enter to open the Registry Editor.

Enable Access to 16-bit Applications



3. From Edit menu click Find.
4. In search box type EnableULPS and press Find Next.

Windows 10 Slow Boot fix


5. Double click at the "EnableULPS" highlighted value and modify the value data from 1 to 0. Click OK when done.



6. By pressing the F3 key, find the rest "EnableULPS" values and change the value data from 1 to 0.
7. When done, close registry editor and restart your computer.

Additional help: If after restart you still experience the slow boot up issue and you have a laptop with two graphics adapters (e.g. Intel & AMD), then open Device Manger and disable the second adapter. [right click on the 2nd adapter (e.g. AMD) and choose Disable device. Then reboot.]


Other Solutions to fix the Slow Boot Up problem on Windows 10.

1. Uninstall and reinstall the latest version of your Antivirus/Security program.
2. Perform a Windows 10 Repair with an in-place upgrade.
3. Reset Windows 10 from Settings -> Update and security –> Recovery. During the recovery process you 'll be asked to keep or not your personal files.
4. Backup your files to another storage media and then perform a clean Windows 10 installation, by using the latest Windows 10 installer.

That's it! Let me know if this guide has helped you by leaving your comment about your experience. Please like and share this guide to help others.

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