Do something quickly or watch a series, but starting the computer is like chewing gum? We show you how to speed up the startup.

There could be several reasons if the computer takes a few minutes to start up. We will show you how to analyze and improve the startup behavior of your computer using only the features integrated in Windows 10.

Windows quick check

First, you need to quickly check if your system has major problems. These could be driver issues, programs shredding many resources or the like.

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To do this, first go to the command prompt. You can reach this with the abbreviation “Windows key” + “R ” or by searching for the app ‘Run“Search. When opened, enter the command”perfmon / report” a.

This will take you to resource and performance monitoring where you will have to wait about a minute for the system diagnosis. If this is there, especially the one marked with a cross between the many evaluations “wrong“keep an eye, but also the”information“contain interesting tips to make your system more stable.


Note: You must have at least administrator rights to access the quick check. So if it hangs up, launching a command prompt with administrator privileges helps. This is done again with the abbreviation “Windows key“+”R.“and then with the command”net- user administrator / active: yes“.

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Measure the start time and end the autostart programs

After you’ve gotten rid of the weaknesses in your system, you can thoroughly analyze your boot problems. To do this, you can first measure the start time of your PC. To do this, go to Task Manager by pressing the buttons Ctrl + Old + Dist simultaneously. Then go to the tab “Automatic startThere you can see which programs consume a lot of resources when they are started and close them if necessary. Instructions on how to do this can be found here. Top right bottom ‘Last BIOS time“View the time it takes for your hardware to start up before Windows starts. In our test it was 5.4 seconds.

Change the boot order

To improve the boot time of your hardware, you can try changing the boot order in BIOS or UEFI. For the boot speed, it is advantageous to move the hard disk on which Windows is installed to the top.

Many BIOS / UEFIs are usually in English and not or insufficiently translated into German. You must therefore have a basic knowledge of English if you want to make changes to the BIOS / UEFI.

To do this, first go to the BIOS. To do this, you must restart your computer. Immediately after rebooting, press either one F2, F8, F10, Dist or Esc. The correct wrench depends on the manufacturer. So try all keys or search the Internet for your PC manufacturer’s BIOS key. In the trunk go to “boat“and then on”Boot device priority“In German it could be something like that “Adjust the boot order” to be called. There you will see the hardware that boots first. In that case, use the arrow keys to move your Windows hard drive up. Then exit the BIOS and save your changes.

Analyze Windows startup

Via the Windows Event Viewer you will gain insight into the start-up process. Enter the search mask in the start area “Event Viewer“a. Click on the folder there”Application and service logs“,”Microsoft“and”Windows“to”Diagnostic performance“by where you can”to openClick on “. Find Event ID 100 there. Scroll to”Start expensiveThe length of the boot process is usually displayed in milliseconds.

Delete apps

A cluttered PC is a typical cause of startup problems. Removing programs you no longer need always helps. Search in your search mask for ‘Apps and Features“, you will find a list of all your installed programs. Click on an app and go to”removeto remove them. This only works with programs not preinstalled by Windows.

Activate quick start

In any case, activate the quick start on your PC if it is not already activated. To do this, go to your control panel. There you go “Hardware and Sound” and then on “Energy options”. There you will find the sub-item “Change the behavior of the power switch”. In the next window, check if “Quick start activated” is highlighted.

Energy saving mode / sleep mode

You can also avoid the annoyance of a slow start by not shutting down the computer completely and switching to low power or sleep mode instead. From these modes, your device will wake up quickly and you can resume work where you left off.

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