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. 


Comments (Page 4)
on Jul 03, 2018

Something I've learned about computer hardware and software.

It either works or it doesn't,

and I don't have time to waste on the stuff that doesn't.

 

on Jul 03, 2018

And I don't have time to waste rooting around in task manager. Too busy with work and other activities. 

on Jul 04, 2018


It either works or it doesn't,

and I don't have time to waste on the stuff that doesn't.

But sometimes I have to.   

By the way in case you are wondering, the reason I am double spaced

is because I write this with another program and paste it in.

 

on Jul 07, 2018

Did you manage to solve this? I have a similar issue and I am wondering what really worked. Help!

on Jul 07, 2018

If you are using windows 8, 8.1, or 10 and there

is a power failure I found that when you turn the computer

back on it is a good idea to immediately restart from the lock screen

or bugs may appear.

 

on Jul 08, 2018

To those that are curious, no, I have not found a solution to the issue other than to buy a Mac. HEre in a few weeks I will do just that. 

on Jul 08, 2018

kona0197 I reread your post that started this thread.

I have a new HP laptop I got in December of 2017 in January

I got a bad update for windows. Because I have had update

problems with windows ever since 8 came out I just

reset it to factory and stopped updating.

It has been working perfect ever since. So if you haven't

reset it yet you might try that before you buy a new computer.

 

on Jul 08, 2018

kona0197

To those that are curious, no, I have not found a solution to the issue other than to buy a Mac. HEre in a few weeks I will do just that. 

That's a bit drastic, buying a Mac when your problem is most likely a Windows Update issue.  Find the offending update and remove it and you'll get back your faster start up times, etc.  That's all I did.... a system restore to before that series of updates, and viola.  I then hid those updates so they won't bother me again.  I now have cold start times of between 30 to 40 seconds.

on Jul 08, 2018


So if you haven't

reset it yet you might try that before you buy a new computer.

No time to do that. It would take hours, if not days, to reset this thing and I'm far too busy with working and other life issues.

 

starkers

That's a bit drastic, buying a Mac when your problem is most likely a Windows Update issue. 

Not really. I've wanted a Mac for a long time and I've been sick of Windows for even longer. 

on Jul 08, 2018

kona0197

Quoting starkers,
reply 54
That's a bit drastic, buying a Mac when your problem is most likely a Windows Update issue.

Not really. I've wanted a Mac for a long time and I've been sick of Windows for even longer.

Fair enough, if that's what you want to do, rather than it being a reaction to the update slowing boots, etc.  Thing is, you could have the best of both worlds if you just did a system restore to before the issue, rather than a full reset.  It would be less time consuming and you'd likely keep all your programs.

Anyway, it's totally up to you.  

on Jul 09, 2018

It does this even fresh out of the box, always has. 

on Jul 09, 2018

Never mind

on Jul 09, 2018

Why I stick with windows:

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.

 

on Jul 09, 2018

kona0197

It does this even fresh out of the box, always has. 

"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."

Based on your post, it would appear that was not the way it was out of the box. Clearly something has slowed it down which was probably an update which has already been mentioned. It is an easy fix. 

on Jul 09, 2018

JuniorCrooks

Clearly something has slowed it down which was probably an update which has already been mentioned. It is an easy fix.

That's the point, it is an easy fix.  I simply did a system restore and when the machine restarted I hid the offending update to avoid the slow starts.