+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Windows 8 Thread, Slow after boot! in Technical; Hi, I've got a Lenovo z585 laptop with an A10 Cpu/APU (I believe its a quad 2.3ghz) & 8GB ram. ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Question Slow after boot!

    Hi,
    I've got a Lenovo z585 laptop with an A10 Cpu/APU (I believe its a quad 2.3ghz) & 8GB ram. Windows 8 takes ages to load after having logged on. I've also dual booted Windows 7 on it and it seems to be slow getting going.
    Once its started its fine!
    Am I right in thinking that my system is bottlenecked with a 5400RPM HDD? Or is it the fact its an AMD?! I've worked on lower spec machines at work and they are much much quicker to get going after boot?!

    I was thinking of getting an SSD with it but space would be a problem. I might put the HDD into the optical bay and put an SSD on the main SATA?

    Ideas please?!

  2. #2
    Grey-gear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    496
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 66 Times in 52 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Check what your computer runs at startup if there a load of programs starting up after you login that could cause your computer to be slow.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Well I've checked and pretty much filtered out anything that would take an age to load already.
    Plus it's the same on a fresh install of Windows 7 before programs but after drivers.

  4. #4
    Grey-gear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    496
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 66 Times in 52 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Does your anti-virus software look for updates as soon as you login?

    That was all I could think of sorry.

    A third option for hard drives could be a hybrid SSD hard drive, here is a link to an example : - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST10...rid+hard+drive

  5. #5


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,388
    Thank Post
    241
    Thanked 2,815 Times in 2,077 Posts
    Rep Power
    813
    Process Monitor might be worth running? Add the 'Category is Write' filter, leave it running for a while and then go to 'Process Activity Summary' under the Tools menu to find out the name of the process that is hammering the HDD.





    ^ Sort by 'File Events'
    Last edited by Arthur; 28th May 2014 at 11:09 AM.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    428
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 47 Times in 42 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    Have you tried to disable the wifi adapter and log in? Sometimes I notice wifi takes a long time to connect it sits there with the little circle spinning round. Then once it's connected seems to run better.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30th May 2012, 08:50 PM
  2. Auto enable WiFi after boot
    By Fraser-09 in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 6th December 2011, 09:16 AM
  3. Incredibly slow XP Boot
    By entyp66 in forum Windows
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23rd November 2011, 01:25 PM
  4. SIMS slow after migration to SQL 2008
    By teejay in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 21st November 2010, 07:50 PM
  5. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 14th December 2006, 11:43 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •