Windows 11 Slow Startup problem? 5 Most Effective Fixes to apply

The latest Windows 11 is quicker and more efficient than its predecessor due to better memory and hardware resource management. But few users report windows 11 laptops or PC take longer than usual to boot. So what causes windows 11 slow startup? There might be problems with your hardware or software. Again corrupted system files, virus malware infection, or third-party apps also impact windows 11 startup time. Here We’ve put together some easy and helpful methods that usually fix the problem.

Disable startup process with high impact

Open taskmanager using Ctrl + Shift + Escape key

Move to startup tab, here you will see what unnecessary processes are enabled with high startup impact.

Right-click on any processes that need to be disabled. Then click Disable and close the window.

Reboot your Windows 11 computer and check to see if it boots quickly.

Update your graphics card driver

Old or corrupted drivers on your Windows 11 PC, can also cause your computer to boot slowly. We recommend update device drivers especially the Graphics driver following the steps below.

Press Windows key + X then select device manager,

Expand Display adapters, locate your graphics card driver, right-click it and choose Uninstall device.

Check Delete this driver software for this device and click on Uninstall.

After the driver is uninstalled, simply download and install the latest driver from manufacturer's site check if the issue is resolved.

Disable Fast Startup

Fast startup feature is supposed to reduce startup time by pre-loading some boot information before your PC shuts off. But many users have reported it’s causing issues. Let's Disable the Fast Startup feature and check if this speed up windows 11 start time.

Press Windows key + R, type powercfg.cpl and click ok,

This will open the power options window, here Click Choose what the power button does.

Next click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

Untick Turn on fast startup (recommended). Then Click Save Changes.

Reboot your Windows 10 device and check to see if it boots quickly.

Consider SSD

In addition, Solid State Drives are great for your PC in terms of speed, and if you can afford one, maybe you should consider getting one in the future. Here a post explains the real Performance Comparision between HDD and SSD.

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