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Problems after installing Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by mastershi, Nov 11, 2017.

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  1. mastershi

    mastershi Thread Starter

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    Sometime but not immediately after installing windows 10 my computer (not slow, custom-built for gaming) got a lot slower in some regards. Namely when it comes to windows functions.

    Accessing/creating folders or files, opening, saving and any other file explorer functions (including opening file explorer itself) have become tediously broken.

    My D and E disks didn't work. D was later fixed by an autorepair (I've been putting that off for a long time, could that have caused the problem?) but E is still corrupred and unreachable.

    Any app that I can still launch also doesn't run well, having short freezes from time to time. My guess is that this happens when the app tries to reach for files which takes time like mentioned above.

    Also, the shutdown tab doesn't work and I have to turn off the computer manually every time.

    To some of you a virus may come to mind, but I find that very unlikely.

    Thank you.
     
  2. LIS333

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    It’s a long shot, but since you say this behavior did not appear immediately after installing 10, it sounds like a PC that hasn’t been restarted in a while and is acting wonky. Restarting would fix that, however, you are manually shutting down. There is a setting in 10 called fast startup. It is available in the Control Panel under Power Options when you select What the buttons do on the left. Below, under shutdown settings are four checked boxes of which this is the top one. If it’s checked, uncheck it. It’s supposed to hold only drivers in memory to allow a faster restart but seems instead to be a hibernation setting causing “PC Narcolepsy .” Be sure to save the setting after unchecking and then restart. You can test my theory by hitting control + alt + delete to bring up task manager. Check the performance tab, select CPU and check the uptime. More than 2 days would prove the point. BTW, hitting control + alt + delete also reveals a power icon in lower right of screen which gives you a choice to restart. Anyway, that’s my 50 cents. I️ could be wrong.


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  3. jenae

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    Hi, well turning off fast start is a good option, I should mention that it does use the hiberfil.sys file and is integral to hibernate, that is by design, not any error. It can also be somewhat controlled by altering the amt of physical memory available to the hiberfil.sys file, normally 40% using powercfg for fast start use only, set this to 20%.

    I suspect you have a problem with the Shell experience Host process (possibly also searchUi.exe) these two effect the user interface and do cause your sort of problems. Easily fixed.

    Press the win + x keys together select Powershell (admin), from the power menu.
    Copy these two cmds separately and right click anywhere in the powershell window, they will append to the prompt, press enter, Restart computer.

    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}

    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}
     
  4. mastershi

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    Sadly, nothing has worked. Any other ideas?
     
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