Jun 11 2020 10:14 PM
Suggest you to run System File Checker scan:
1. Search for 'command prompt' using Cortana or Windows Search.
2. From results, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
3. Type sfc /scannow command and press Enter key.
4. Let the command complete and then reboot the machine.
If issue still persists, perform clean boot:
Let us know if this helps!
Jun 14 2020 10:44 AM
too complicated. I use Avast and do a cleanup.
Can not get to administrative mode. What will happen if I perform a clean boot? More complications?
Jun 15 2020 06:56 AM
@Ernie_D are you the administrator of your PC?
Check Windows Update again and see if there is any pending updates?
Sometimes, when you install new updates, it might takes some time before system adjust and it is starting some services and checking some resources and once it has been done, your PC speed should be backed to normal.
Jun 15 2020 04:12 PM
I am the administrator and figured how to get transfer to admin. But I could not get access the file you suggested (.scannow) - forgot the full name. Why did this email tread not show your earlier and first response to me?
I did not check updates again since the one I recently uploaded slowed my system and it continues to be slow. Booting up is especially slow. I hope you understand my reluctance to upload any more updates.
Jun 16 2020 08:25 AM
@Ernie_D regarding to the command:
Open start and search for cmd or command prompt and right click and run it as administrator.
Then type the following command
Press enter and let it runs.
Take a look at: