I'm hoping to tap into some expertise within the forums. Ive got an issue with our samsung series 7 laptop taking 8-10 mins to boot up fully. this includes a couple of lengthy periods of just black screen (no curser activity)
I've run Malwarebytes in both normal & safe modes as well as a couple of other spyware/malware progs. I'm also running AVAST free version. none of these have shown up anything serious.
I've reduced some of the programs that are opening at startup & I've done a repair/instal of Windows 10 (NOT the full clean re- instal which wipes out all apps & programs & data).
I've been able to claw back a couple of minutes acording to Bootracer.
I'm currently running Win 10 Pro 64 build 16299.rs3_release 170928-1534 (I think this is the latest update?)
Samsung series 7 chronos (not an SSD), Intel core i5 3210M chip, 8 Gb ram (I realise the M chips are sluggish but the lappy was never this bad!)
Are there a couple of other programs eg FARBAR, HIJACKthis etc that I can run to try & root out any potential deeper problems- before I head down the track of an SSD & full re-install?
Any advice much appreciated as becoming frustrated. many thanks in advance.