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Any way to identify what is causing Win 10 to hang when logging in?

pete6032

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Fresh install of Win 10 2004 on an older laptop i5-4200 8GB RAM. It is set up on our work network. It boots up to login screen just fine but after I put my username and PW in it will take 10-15 minutes of the little circle animation showing that it is loading my profile, and then it goes to the desktop. I see no reason why it should take so long to log in on a fresh install. Is there any way I can see if something is causing it to load slowly?
 

VirtualLarry

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Does it have an SSD or HDD? It could just be that.

Also, check out "bootvis", I don't know if that's built into Windows 10 by now, or if it's a Sysinternal tool, or what, but I've heard of something along that name that will monitor the time taken by the various boot steps.
 

mpo

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Corrupted profile? Any chance you can create a new user to see if that one is slow, too.
 

Steltek

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Does it have an SSD or HDD? It could just be that.

Also, check out "bootvis", I don't know if that's built into Windows 10 by now, or if it's a Sysinternal tool, or what, but I've heard of something along that name that will monitor the time taken by the various boot steps.
I don't think the Bootvis tool works with any recent version of Windows (remember using it with XP, but not since). I think there is a boot tracing tool with the Windows Peformance Toolkit you can use, but you probably have to install the Windows 10 Software Development Kit to get it.

One thing I've seen that sometimes speeds up logins is to turn off the following setting on the Sign In options settings page:

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I also agree with @mpo that you should try to create a new user profile. Win 10 2004 was a defective POS update and I wouldn't doubt that it could have created a defective user profile, even on a clean install.
 

Lanyap

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Try checking the event viewer for errors and timeouts.

This PC > Manage > Event Viewer > Custom Views > Administrative Events
 
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