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[8.1] Slow Boot, Restart, and shutdown

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    [8.1] Slow Boot, Restart, and shutdown

    My system has been on completely since 8.1 and has never needed to restart until I did some updates today.

    Now I'm not really concerned about shutdown or restart as I will manually shut down the PC if I'm going somewhere for an extended time "I never leave anything on, power for the entire house is shut off" and will shut it off until I get back.

    But the slow login is really killing me as it used to take 1 second to hear that little "tick" from the speakers and I'd see the login/splash page, but as of today I will hear that "tick" but the windows dotted circle will spin for oh.. 30 seconds than I can see my splash screen.

    I've scanned my C: and D: disks, ran defender, antivirus, etc and all came back fine and I even have 90GB free out of my 120gb drive.

    Anyone know how to fix this issue?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

    Hi Rukiri,

    Can you do a clean boot and see if you have the same problem:
    Troubleshoot Problem with Clean Boot in Windows 8

    do you have fast start enabled? more information >

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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