Im experienced a very slow welcome screen after restarts, averaging 50 seconds.
I have tried a few things so far to fix this but not luck
Heres what i have tried:
1. Clean boot
- welcome screen took 45 sec
2. safe mode boot
- welcome screen takes 35 sec
Here are my startup programs
- IDT pc audio
- alps pointing device
- microsoft security
- Microsoft office onenote
Services on boot:
- Andrea ST filter service
- Apple mobile device
- intel Rapid storage technology
- audio service
Once the welcome screen disappears load time for the desktop seems to be around 25-30 seconds.
Event Viewer information:
- My last 2 boots clock in at 111 sec and 106 sec
- Both are classified as errors
- Ive removed any programs that give warnings with significant degradation time on startup
Within the last 24 hrs ive run:
- Disk defrag
- Disk cleanup
- MSE full scan
- Malwarebytes full scan
Finally I have downloaded autoruns to investigate the problem but i have no idea what to look for with the program.
Thanks for any help
edit: wanted to add that after I log off and log back in the welcome screen shows up for about 1.5 seconds
Edit 2: Problem was solved by running chkdsk. Welcome screen now shows for about 12 seconds with a total start time of ~60sec (from event viewer).
I now know i have a hard drive issue as it failed the seatools tests. Are there any programs (similar to chkdsk) that can fix hard drive problems?