On 14/06/2018 12:01, Mike wrote:
> Steve Hague <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 13/06/2018 14:59, krw wrote:
>>> On 13/06/2018 14:22, Steve Hague wrote; my response is lower down:
>>>> I replaced my PC in January, and it's been fine up till last Thursday,
>>>> when it took half an hour to boot up and another hour before
>>>> everything was functioning normally. It's been the same every day
>>>> since. I've removed everything non essential from the start up menu,
>>>> but it hasn't made any difference. It's running Windows 10. Only the
>>>> collective wisdom of UMRA can help.
>>> Try booting into safe mode and seeing if it is still as slow. If it is
>>> you need an expert.
>>> If not then there are ways of turning on bits of software until you find
>>> out what is causing it.
>>> Are any of your disks nearly full - first thought is that the cache to
>>> disk is being used heavily with no write space.
>> My HDD has vast amounts of free space, so ***@s not that.
> However, not all space is equal, have you checked if the hdd needs
> defragmentation lately? It is quite possible to have oodles of space but
> dotted around in small fragments making for slow accessing.
The OP said the machine was replaced in January - If that means new in
January it is very unlikely to be fragmentation causing a problem. 10 or
15 years ago maybe but not on modern machines.
IME a machine which has not been on for a while (a week or so) can be a
bit slow at boot up as Windows Update does a full check of the HD to see
if any updates are needed. This is particularly apparent with a netbook
I own that was originally shipped with W7 and now has W10. If used
regularly its fine - if left off for a week or so the Hard Disk activity
as shown by task manager is close to 100% for the first 20 minutes or
so. Investigation of the running processes shows it is windows update
Start the task manager (Search "Task Manager") (or Cntrl+alt+del > task
Look at the performance tab CPU and Disk activity and memory to see if
any of those are close to 100%
Look at the process tab and sort by disk/CPU/or memory to see what is
using all of the resources.
Come back for more advice.
Chris B (News)