SOLVED Windows 10 taking 1 hour to boot up


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Hello, When I boot up my Windows 10 machine, It starts up showing the OMEN logo (thats my laptop name) and then it starts loading for 10 - 20 seconds, After that it says "Scanning and repairing drive (//?VOLUME//0A92hDk2is9W) (its not exact but you get the idea), It has no option to cancel nor see what drive is being scanned, Once its done doing that (which takes around 5 minutes), It shows me winlogon.exe but at start it shows a blue background and my username along with the photo but no password entry or time, I wait for about 10 more seconds and the background photo shows up then once I press space in order to log-in, It takes more time to load up the password text entry and the profile pic along with my username, Once thats over it takes around 15 minutes on the "Welcome" loading screen and then once its done loading, The desktop icons, wallpaper and the taskbar isn't loaded which takes me another 15 minutes to boot up, Then I wait ANOTHER 15 minutes to open google chrome. Does anyone know what to do when my laptop boots up like this? I wake up early in the morning at around 4 and then I boot it up because of how slow it is to boot up

Here are my hardware specs:
HP OMEN-15dc0082tx
8 gb RAM (7.81 gb usable)
Intel i7-8750H
Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti / Intel UHD graphics 630
1 TB hdd (c: drive is hdd) 250 gb SSD
 
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I tried going in the registry to disable the scanning, Doing a clean boot and even messing around with my hard drive to make it faster but it just doesnt work, I even done a factory reset but still it boots up like crazy slow
Just as a side note: this laptop costed 1,500 dollars for a 1 hour bootup and a very bad gpu, I might as well think HP is a scam altogether
 
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Dear Slowbootupwow (great name!)

Firstly - get a little screwdriver, open the hard drive box usually on the underside of the laptop and make sure your hard drive's properly connected up. Hard drives are REALLY REALLY badly designed on laptops, they're just in a box on the underside, if the laptop gets bashed (you're carrying it around all day, it might well) it can unseat the connectors. Of course do that with the computer OFF, and touch something metal first to earth the static from your hands but then you knew that.

If you've tried what I'm gonna suggest don't chuck things at me! Have you done a virus scan? If you've got Potentially (as in Definitely!) Unwanted Programs (PUPs make your computer into a DOG!) they can be slowing your computer down like all get out. Malwarebytes is great for checking, it's fast and the free version's good (Nope, mods, not affiliated, just use it a lot!)

Secondly, have you gone into Task Manager and checked what's actually starting up when you start up windows? MIGHT be your antivirus slowing things down, some of those antivirus progs., get slower and slower as they go on and if they don't like other software you have, they can start Totally Checking The Software Out every time the system starts, which can take forever. That's in Task Manager in Windows 10, press the Windows Key and X and you'll find task manager, sorry if I'm telling you something you know.

As well as that, go to the searchbar and type in MSCONFIG. Once it finds it and you've launched it, go into Services, then check the Hide All Microsoft Services box (to make sure you don't turn off the wrong thing!) and then uncheck anything that's left. All of it! It'll ask if you want to restart your computer, you sure do, see if it's any faster this time around. If it suddenly IS, you've just got to play around with MSCONFIG and what services are starting up. Check a box, restart, another box, restart, until you find the combo. that's slowing things down. But basically you can leave them all unchecked and start them up with their icons anyway, if you find that's faster.

Enable Fast Startup (or check that it's enabled) - go to the search box, enter Control Panel then Power Options. If Fast Start's enabled it MIGHT (unlikely but test everything and you might fall over the answer's the logic here!) be actually slowing things down if the file it uses when your computer starts has become corrupted. If it's enabled try disabling it then restarting the computer, if it's slower STILL re-enable it cos you know that's not the answer.

Try those then say what happens. Got a few more ideas if none of the above helps, but the above should eliminate quite a few possibilities if nothing else. Gotta start somewhere, right?

Yours respectfully

Chris.
 
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