Ways to Fix Slow Boot Time for PC
A major complaint I hear from users of Windows is that it takes a long time for their computer to start up. Coming up I’ll show you five proven and tested ways to fix these low boot times in Windows 10. Along with a bonus tip near the end of this article that will give your PC dramatic improvements to performance and faster boot times.
Disable Fast Startup:
A setting that has caused a lot of issues for people is the fast startup option. While supposed to boot up your system quicker. It’s actually had the opposite effect on many computers to turn it off. Left click the Start menu and select the Settings icon go to system in the left pane select power and sleep.
Over here to the right under related settings click on additional power settings. this will open up the power options in the control panel in the left select choose what the power buttons do. To make the necessary change that requires administrator permission click on change settings that are currently unavailable.
In shutdown settings on tick where it says turn on fast startup. when you’re done click on Save Changes. If you don’t see the option to turn on fast startup you will need to enable hibernation. Here’s how you do it right-click the start menu and select Windows PowerShell admin.
Type the command power CFG space board slash hibernate space on hit enters on your keyboard. Hibernation will now be enabled close out PowerShell and follow the steps already mention to disable fast startup.
Disable Startup Programs:
Having too many programs loading at startup could be a major source of your problems. When booting up here’s how you disable the programs you don’t need loading at startup. Go to your taskbar right click and in the menu select task manager. Here at the top go to the startup tab you will now see a list with the names of the programs the publishers name the status whether that program is enabled or disabled at startup. along with the start-up impact.
To disable a program at startup left click to select it and click on disable here in the lower right. Do this for each program you know that you don’t need at start. If you’re unsure just right-click the program and select search online.
Change Virtual Memory Settings:
Virtual memory allows physical memory to be temporarily transferred from random access memory to storage on your disk. Which helps compensate for physical memory shortages changing virtual memory has been known to fix slow boot problems. For this one type performance into the windows search bar select adjust the appearance and performance of windows.
Go to the Advanced tab in virtual memory click on change here at the bottom of this window in total paging file size for all drives you’ll see minimum allowed recommended and currently allocated. There are some people that have noticed that they’re currently allocated is well above what is recommended resulting in slower boot times.
If yours looks similar to mine don’t make any changes. If you’re currently allocated is a lot higher than what is recommended untick the box here at the top where it says automatically manage paging file size for all drives. Select custom size for the initial size I usually just round down a couple of gigabytes lower than what is recommended in this example I’ll enter 3000, which is equivalent to 3 gigabytes. for maximum size enter in the value listed below for recommended in this case that would be 4968.