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    #2608147

    hi

    win 1o is taking 2 or more hours to boot , it takes nearly an hour or so at each stage. yesterday it was slightlt faster .

    currently, its been showing only task bar and blue loading circle for nearly 2 hours . as i type this the blank desktop has just appeared

     

    any ideas appreciated

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    • #2608149

      hi

      win 1o is taking 2 or more hours to boot , it takes nearly an hour or so at each stage. yesterday it was slightlt faster .

      currently, its been showing only task bar and blue loading circle for nearly 2 hours . as i type this the blank desktop has just appeared

       

      any ideas appreciated

      You better check the health of your boot HDD.

      Use the free portable CrystalDiskInfo.

      Create a full image backup copy immediately.

    • #2608169

      Boot into Safe Mode (hold down Shift when you click Restart).
      If it boots fast there is probably a hardware / driver issue.
      Check the Event Viewer for errors.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2608174

      held up arrow as i rebooted [is that the shift key in the uk] just have empty desktop sofar

    • #2608188

      Shift is the key that give you upper case characters when you hold it down. Usually bottom left above Ctrl, bottom right under Enter.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2608190

      You could do a hard shutdown (hold the power button in for 10 seconds).
      Then press F8 lots after power on to get to the Windows boot menu.
      If this still takes a long time it is a hardware/disk error.

      Try powering off, disconnect the hard disk and power on.
      Should take about 10 seconds to complain.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2608197

      nearly managed that pressing f8 but i think it might be wanting  f9, any way it gets to user profile then preparing windows at normal speed…..do u still thinkit could be a hard ware/disk error. then a taskbar and blank desttop and time/date etc.

      only onetep away from done

       

    • #2608206

      f9 is the boot menue , i got it quickly [no option for safe mode]

      thanx

    • #2608300

      You are right, F8 probably doesn’t work on W10/11.
      See this post for ways to get to Safe Mode.
      https://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/safe-mode-f8-doesnt-work/

      cheers, Paul

    • #2608564

      thanks Paul…fixed now with recovery consol

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