Published on June 5, 2018 By kona0197 In Personal Computing

Got me a HP laptop. I bought it early last year. It's been a great little computer. Nice and fast. Until about a week ago when we finally got internet back in the house. It used to wake from sleep and be ready for the password to get to the desktop in less then a second after I moved the mouse to wake it. It now takes up to two minutes. The time between the lock screen and when I can input my password has gone from a few seconds to thirty as well. Recent virus scans by Windows Defender and TrendMicro all say I'm clean. Malwarebytes says I have zero infections. Windows update says I have all the latest updates except the latest version of Windows 10, it was buggy so I went back to version 1709. I'm at a loss to explain why the damn thing is being slow, I can only think that Windows is doing so much in the background when booting over the internet that it is being slowed down. Should I turn off some services? Reset Windows? Any help would be appreciated. Thx. 

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on Jun 26, 2018

I have a laptop with a slow CPU it peeks at 1.98 GHz,

but it has a solid state drive.

It boots much faster than any computer I have owned even a vaio that peeked at 3 GHz.

It also runs cool with no fan.


Same here with my HP 2-in-1.  The CPU peaks at roughly the same as yours and has a SSD, which means ultra-fast booting.  Thing is, as JC Rabbit says, Win 10 does sacrifice 3rd party apps to make it appear as though the OS is booting faster.  Personally, I'd like it if Win 10 gave us the opportunity to select most needed 3rd party apps a boot, then I'd say it's faster overall.


To those that are curious I have not found a solution to speeding it up, it still lags between boot up and password screen and even more when bringing up the desktop. However since it's only a few extra seconds I've learned to just bear with it.

You're not alone, plenty of people are reporting the same tardiness at boot since the last major update.

on Jun 27, 2018

My gateway xp computer was fully loaded in five minutes at 230 MB ram and 33 processes.

The computer I am running to post this is fully loaded after a restart in 8 minutes at 1.2 GB ram and about 109 processes.

They are only going to load so fast as they get more process bloated.

I also don't even use it until after 8 minutes after a fresh boot because

if you interrupt the load odds go up that bugs will appear.

I have two other computers windows 8 and 8.1 and let them load 8 minutes before using them.

The one I am posting this with boots to the desktop really fast but that is not fully loaded.

If I don't do a full restart it is ready in less than a minute.

By the time I post this I am using 128 processes.

on Jun 27, 2018

You must have something wrong with your computers. Even when I was running Windows XP on old hardware it never took THAT long to boot. My current machine does it all in under 2 minutes, used to be less. 8 minutes is pushing it.

on Jun 27, 2018

I edited my last post.

If I don't do a full restart it is ready in less than a minute. 1.2 GB ram.

Try this, do a full restart open the task manager to the performance tab

you should see CPU,memory,and disk so you can watch all of them.

If you click CPU you get uptime and # of processes.

Full restart watch the task manager for at least 8 minutes.

Move the mouse so it doesn't go into maintenance,

and see when it is all loaded some of it is delayed.

on Jun 27, 2018

Try this, open the task manager to the processes tab.

Right click on name select columns.

Select publisher,PID(process id number),process name,CPU,memory,disk and network.

If you click a column the most used goes to the top click again least used goes to the top.

Like CPU or memory or disk or network.Also open the resource monitor select columns.

With the task manager and the resource monitor you can find out what is going on

and learn to get rid of things you don't need.   

on Jun 28, 2018

Even with all the past updates my laptop (no SSD), boots with an average time of 42 seconds consistently.

on Jun 28, 2018

I bought a gateway desktop in may of 2002.

1.8 GHz Pentium 4, 768 MB ram, 40 GB hard drive.

I got all the updates and used it every day until 2013.

I had to replace the power supply one time.

I never have reloaded the software.

I disconnected it from the Internet march 2013.

It still works as good as the day I bought it and I still use it.

It runs 33 processes until I open programs.

Today I looked at a new gaming laptop just to check it out.

It was 2.3 GHz and running 298 processes.

Will it be 600 processes in six months?


on Jun 28, 2018

There's quite a bit of process bloat with newer OSes. Hell, even WinXP was bloated compared to what came before.

on Jun 28, 2018

It is around 768 MB ram.

I edited the typo, sorry.   

on Jun 30, 2018

Here is an example of an update you want.

It comes in usually once a day,I know when it comes in and what size it is.

Different computers and operating systems are different on the timing.

I will attempt to post an image of it here.

on Jun 30, 2018

By the way.

ATT sent a technician to set up a new Internet connection a while ago.

After he was done I tested it with two computers at the same time

while he looked over my shoulder and asked "what is that program?"

I replied "the task manager."

The new net is working pretty good.


on Jul 01, 2018

One thing I'm going to say about the task manager is if you don't know what the process isdont delete it.

on Jul 01, 2018


One thing I'm going to say about the task manager is if you don't know what the process isdont delete it.

Good advice.

Lets say you have a process you think is malware or something you don't want.

You go to the file location through the task manager and go up folder levels until

you find out what program it is and decide if you want to uninstall it.

If it isn't a program that you can uninstall.

Now you can end the process with the task manager and use the computer for a while

and see if it works normal.If after ending the process the computer doesn't work

restart or cold boot(kill the power and restart).The process will come back on.

If after ending the process with the task manager the computer seems to work normal now you can delete the 

process to the recycle bin at the process file location. Now restart the computer

and use it for a month and see if it works normal, if it does you can empty the process

from the recycle bin. If the computer doesn't work normal restore it from the recycle bin

and restart.

Microsoft won't let you easily delete some of the operating system

files in new versions of windows, But if it is malware you can probably get rid of it.

With some things you can just turn them off in the options for the program if you

don't want to waste resources.


on Jul 01, 2018

I recently bought a used Sony VAIO laptop, put a 250GB SSD in it and added 4GB of RAM, but even before I added the RAM I installed Windows 7 Home Premium. It has an Intel Core I3 CPU, and it boots fully in under 30 seconds! Even my Dell Core I7 doesn't boot that fast. Here's to Sony! If you find one, get it!

on Jul 02, 2018

When you uninstall a program it can leave behind processes that

are still running. You don't need them. Anti virus programs might do this.

Read the properties on the process and look it up on google

to find out what it does. You can't delete a process that is running.

A message from the singularity:

You do know that every program, app and extension you install

changes the computer and could mix unwanted processes into

our precious bodily fluids.

Purity of essence

peace on earth.

Now we can continue to work on our screen play

"How we got over our fear of processes and learned to love the task manager".