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Startup too slow

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Startup too slow


    After upgrading from Windows 7 to 8 my laptop is taking longer to startup. It starts with Windows loading screen and then goes to black screen and stays there for couple of minutes before going to login screen, which again takes a minute to log in.

    I have removed everything from startup applications but still does not help. I also did a refresh on Windows 8, but still no luck. Windows has removed all my programs after refresh, my understanding was clean install would remove the programs and not just a refresh.

    But starting time is becoming frustrating now. Windows 8 was supposed to be faster then 7. But ecperience with Windows 8 has not been great.

    Is there anyone who is experiencing same slow startup with black screen. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Have you turned on Fast Start?

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    I noticed if your system has to Restart, it doesn't use Fast Start and will take longer than normal.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks for ur reply. No I have not tried that. I will probably try that today and will let you know how it goes.

    So Fast Startup only works with shutdown and not restarts?
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  4. #4


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Fast startup works with any shutdown/restart scenario. The only time it wouldn't is if updates were pending (file renames, etc), which would require a complete shutdown. However, the problem you're having would still exist during a full reboot if fast shutdown wasn't possible, and it might be worth taking a boot trace. I wrote a tutorial for doing this on Windows 7, so I might as well write one for Windows 8. I'll see if I can get one up this evening or tomorrow, and post back what to do to track the root cause of this down.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks duberti. I am sure your program will be helpful to lot of people out there who are expericing the same problem for startup in windows 8. I will wait for your post.
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