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slow pc is slow and takes a long time to boot up

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The computer is running slow, and takes a long time to open desk top.
asked Oct 23, 2015 in Windows 10 by mike evans

3 Answers

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Hi MIke, Welcome to Gethelp!

Below are steps for Windows users that can help speed up the computer or determine why the computer is running slow.

Reboot -   If your computer has not been rebooted recently, make sure to reboot it before following any of the steps below.

Background programs -

One of the most common reasons for a slow computer is programs running in the background. Remove or disable any startup programs that automatically start each time the computer boots.

To see what programs are running in the background and how much memory and CPU they are using, open Task Manager. If you are running Windows 7 or higher, run Resmon to get a better understanding of how your computer is being used.

If you have an antivirus scanner on the computer, spyware protection program, or another security utility, make sure it is not scanning your computer in the background. If a scan is in progress, it can decrease the overall performance of your computer. If this is the case, allow the scan to complete, and the computer's performance should improve.

Delete temp files -

As a computer runs programs, temporary files are stored on the hard drive. Deleting these temp files can help improve computer performance.

First, we suggest using the Windows Disk Cleanup utility to delete temporary files and other files no longer needed on the computer.

Free hard drive space -

Verify that there is at least 200-500MB of free hard drive space. This available space allows the computer to have room for the swap file to increase in size, as well as room for temporary files.

Scan for malware -

Today, adware, spyware and other malware is a big cause of many computer problems, including a slow computer. Use the free version of Malwarebytes to scan your computer for adware.

Hope the information provided is helpful. Revert back if you need further help.

Good Luck,


answered Oct 23, 2015 by Norton (0 points)
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Hi Mike,

To increase the start up speed open msconfig from run and disable the unwanted startups.

Run TDS Killer to remove any rootkits:

TDSSKiller is a utility created by Kaspersky Labs that is designed to remove the TDSS rootkit. This rootkit is know under other names such as Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Tidserv, TDSServ, and Alureon.

How to use msconfig :

Hope you find this helpful !!!


answered Oct 23, 2015 by Davis (0 points)
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Hi Mike,

If you face the startup issue in Normal mode try to reboot in safe mode and check, for that

Immediately after the computer is powered on or restarted (usually after you hear your computer beep), tap the F8 key in 1 second intervals. After your computer displays hardware information and runs a memory test, the Advanced Boot Options menu will appear.

Use this below link for reference with snapshots :

If the startup was fine then use the tool autoruns and un-check the junkwares ,

Download link :

Hope you find this helpful!!


answered Oct 26, 2015 by Jacob (0 points)