How to Fix the Windows 10 Slow Boot Time Issue

It would be a great issue if your computer boots slow even after you got SSD! But don’t worry, you can easily resolve the issue!

When it comes to speed of booting process, SSD drives are the best pick compared to HDDs. In fact, some SSDs have the ability to start systems in a couple of seconds. Since it is already a known fact that the SSDs are faster, if booting your computer takes a little bit more time, you should know that something’s not right, and it needs to be solved.

So, here are the solutions to resolve slow boot in Windows 10 on SSD…

Fix #1 – Disable ULPS

The most common and the most effective solution for the problem is disabling ULPS (Ultra Low Power States), some kind of energy saver for your graphics card.

Here’s what you need to do to disable ULPS feature on your Windows 10:

  • Navigate to Search, type regedit, and open Registry Editor
  • Then go to Edit > Find, enter EnableUlpsand press Enter
  • Now, double-click on EnableUlpsand change its value to 0

Once done with this, try to restart your computer, and it will boot at least little faster. If not, then try other solutions mentioned below.

Fix #2 – Change Power Options to High Performance

Here’s exactly what you need to do:

  • Go to Search, type power management, and open Power Management
  • In Power Management window, choose High-Performance plan

This will affect your next startup, and hopefully, reduce the boot time.

Fix #3: Turn off unnecessary services on startup

TO do this, go to Task Manager, open Startup tab, and see which processes need to be disabled. Further, you can run your antivirus, and check if you have some malicious software on your computer, just in case.

Fix #4: Enable Fast Startup

To enable Fast Startup feature on Windows 10, follow these simple steps:

  • Go to Control Panel and open it
  • When it opens up, choose Power Options from the list
  • Now, Select Choose what the power button does from the menu located on left
  • Choose Change settings that are currently unavailable
  • See if the option Turn on fast startup is enabled
  • Then click on Save changes

The feature Fast Startup will be enabled by default. But sometimes certain updates can disable it. If this feature is already enabled on your PC, disable it and check if that solves the issue.

Fix #5: Disconnect DVD Drive

To disconnect your DVD drive you need to power down your PC and disconnect it from the power outlet. Next, you need to open your computer case and disconnect the cables that are connected to your DVD drive.

After doing that, the issue should be resolved. Keep in mind that opening your computer case will void your warranty, so you should maybe skip this solution if your PC is still under warranty.

Fix #6: Uninstall the graphics card drivers

To fix the issue of slow boot time on Windows 10, users are suggested to uninstall AMD drivers from your PC. To do that, follow these steps:

  • Open Device Manager. Locate your graphics card driver, right-click it and choose Uninstall from the menu
  • When the confirmation dialog appears, check Delete the driver software for this device and click on Uninstall

Fix #7: Reset Windows 10

If you’re still having issues with slow boot time in Windows 10, you might want to consider resetting Windows 10. This process will remove all files from your system drive, so be sure to back up important files first. It is also worth mentioning that if you have not taken any backup before resetting Windows and want to recover data from SSD drive, we recommend you to use Remo Recover Software.

To reset Windows 10, you need to follow these steps:

  • Open the Start Menu and click the Power icon. Press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard and choose Restart from the menu
  • Select Troubleshoot > Reset this PC > Remove everything
  • If you’re asked to insert Windows 10 installation media, be sure to do so
  • Select your version of Windows and choose Only the drive where Windows is installed > Just remove my files
  • Now you’ll see a list of changes that reset will perform. If you’re ready to start, click on Reset
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the reset

Once done with this, check if the problem still appears. If not, you just need to move files from backup and install all your applications again. Remember that this is a drastic solution, so you should use it only if other solutions don’t work.

Hope the solutions mentioned here will help you!

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