I have a Windows 7 computer that Iâ€™ve been using for a while. It runs alright except after I restart, it is EXCRUCIATINGLY slow for 15 to 30 or more minutes. Initially I blamed Windows Search. Disabling that made a slight difference (or maybe the difference was just in my head). â€¦but still, older laptops would boot up in a minute and be good to go where my beefy desktop would need way too long to get up to speed.
After upgrading Office I had to do a dreaded restart. I took this time to open resource manager and see what the the heck is going on. I could hear my hard drive making a bunch of racket so I set my eyes on Disk Usage. What I saw was the System process abusing my hard drive focusing mainly on â€œc:\system volume informationâ€. More than likely this had to do with â€œSystem Restore Pointsâ€. Letâ€™s disable this and see what happens.
Open Control Panel and click on â€œSystemâ€
Then click on â€œSystem Protectionâ€
Select your system hard drive. (Most likely â€˜Câ€™)
At this point you can either â€œTurn off system protectionâ€ or â€œDelete all restore pointsâ€. I turned it off, deleted the restore points and then turned it back on and created a new restore point. My computer went immediately from sluggish to speedy. Hope this works for you as well.