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6:48 am on Feb 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Some 2 or 3 weeks ago I started having this problem. The Windows loading screen, which did not take 5 seconds before, now takes several minutes. Once logged in to OS, everything works fine.

I do not know if it has to do, but worth mentioning: I changed my 1TB HD (many bad sectors) for a 240GB Kingston SSD (SA400S37240G) about 1 year ago. As I'm not spacious use it just as storage device. I had never had an SSD before, so my experience was one of the best, I do not know how I got so long without.

I've run benchmark tests (Data LifeGuard, CrystalDiskInfo, and CrystalDiskMark) on the SSD, and they've all looked healthy and perfectly functional. I've run around several antivirus and antispyware (ESET, Norton Rescue Tool, CCleaner, SUPERAntispyware, Karspersky and Windows Defender, of course). They found one or another suspect or allegedly dangerous file, but they did not solve the problem. I also ran Defraggler to see the level of fragmentation (17%) as a curiosity, since as far as I know, fragmentation, for an SSD, makes no difference.

Everything indicates that SSD is not the culprit, but I do not know everything and I'm here because of it. Thanks for your help.
8:40 am on Feb 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Maybe you have too much "anti" software (these programs could be fighting each other) or

- try to clean your startup path (right clck the start menu .> Task manager -> Startup) disabling some features or programs

- increase the virtual memory: Windows Key + R and type sysdm.cpl -> Advanced system settings -> Settings -> Change -> Uncheck "Automatically manage ... -> Set "Custom size" more over than the Recommended size
9:11 am on Feb 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld mate.

Try this - my first stop with unexplained problems

Using System File Checker in Windows 10
System File Checker is a utility in Windows 10 that checks for system file corruption. It's recommended for advanced users. To run it:


1. In the search box on the taskbar, enter Command Prompt. Press and hold (or right-click) Command Prompt (Desktop app) from the search results and select Run as administrator.

2. Enter DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth (note the space before each "/"). (Note: This step may take a few minutes to start and up to 30 minutes to run and complete.)

3. Enter sfc /scannow (note the space between "sfc" and "/").

[support.microsoft.com ]
9:47 am on Feb 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I also ran Defraggler to see the level of fragmentation (17%) as a curiosity, since as far as I know, fragmentation, for an SSD, makes no difference.

That's correct. However, defragmenting an SSD can actually wear it out quicker, so never do that.
10:52 am on Feb 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Do NOT defrag a SSD...

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Go to Run and type in:

winver

Let us know what result.
10:55 am on Feb 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I'll agree, those antivirus programs are probably fighting each other, and that won't help.
12:29 pm on Feb 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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A few Win10 updates back on SOME machines network discovery got disabled, forcing slow loads for anything that needed the cloud. It was such a small number affected that no major noise was made about it.
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I'm not sure how you do it in Windows but check that TRIM is enabled for the SSD.