Nov 15 2021 10:16 AM
Nov 15 2021 10:16 AM
Win10 Home on HP Pavilion Processor 3.2 GHz, 8Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD (343Gb free) since recently started taking up to 5-7 min to allow any activities after booting. Task manager does not show any overload of processor time or memory. After thay delay it works fine. Virus check found nothing.
What might be the reason?
Nov 16 2021 09:42 PM - edited Nov 16 2021 09:44 PM
1. Go to Task Manager, than Startup tab, and disable some applications (unwanted) from the startup. These applications consume a massive amount of resources that causes system the performance to slow down.
2. Please run cmd in elevated mode (Run as Admin), and execute the below command to check the system file corruption:
3. Run Windows update.
Please share your feedback, and do not hesitate to contact me for any further assistance.
Nov 16 2021 11:43 PM
Thank you very much. On my Startup I have only 5 applications enabled (screen is attached):
AgzrtCryptProviderEx.exe (for some reason there are two copies running)
Realtek WOWL Utility
Windows Security notification
The first three have to do with electronic signature which I installed as soon as I bought this computer and initially they caused no problems.
As to running cmd as Admin. I bough this computer with Win10 preinstalled and when run it for the first time it offered me to create a password. So now I have just one account on that mashine and it is the Admin account. I.e. I am logged in as the Admin. Yet an attempt to run sfc /scannow aborts saying the Admin rights are needed.
Google search for "windows 10 how to run cmd as administrator" tells that I need to use Cortrana. I never used it. Entering "Cortrana" into Windows10 search box I am getting "Cortrana is not accessable in your region" - I am in Moscow, Russia.
How shall I procced from here?
Nov 17 2021 11:08 AM - edited Nov 17 2021 11:08 AM
Regarding the file "AgzrtCryptProviderEx", it might be a computer virus or malware, please visit the below link for more detail:
Nov 17 2021 11:14 AM
To run cmd in elevated mode, right-click on Command Prompt icon, and select Run as administrator.
Please share your feedback and do not hesitate to contact me for any further assistance, I will welcome all the questions you may have.
Nov 18 2021 03:30 AM
Nov 18 2021 04:16 AM
@andrei186 Please make sure Windows Defender is up to date, and run Full Scan on your computer and all running programs as well. Once you have done, please share the scan result.
Nov 18 2021 06:33 AM
Nov 18 2021 10:13 AM - edited Nov 18 2021 10:15 AM
1. To run cmd in elevated mode, right-click on Command Prompt icon, and select Run as administrator.
2. Please execute the below commands step by step:
chkdsk c: /f sfc /scannow dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
The first command will scan and fix the errors on the system drive, the second will scan and fix system file corruption issues, third and fourth command will use DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool to scan/restore the health of the windows installation image.
I hope these steps could be helpful for you, please do not hesitate to contact me for any further assistance.
Nov 19 2021 12:42 AM
Nov 19 2021 01:46 AM - edited Nov 19 2021 01:47 AM
Thanks for the feedback, please reboot your computer and run again the above commands. Please do not launch any other application as some of them initiate the process that causes the drive lock for another process.
Nov 19 2021 06:24 AM
Nov 19 2021 10:08 AM
Thanks for your feedback, I'm glad that the above information was useful for you, please do not hesitate to contact me for any further assistance, I will welcome the questions you may have.
Nov 19 2021 10:15 AM - edited Nov 19 2021 10:16 AM
Yes, you can stop the Windows Update service, but it's not recommended as your computer will be the most vulnerable to hackers.
An outdated operating system is the most valuable for hackers, when Microsoft locates the weaknesses, they release the updates to address those weaknesses to shut down those chances of attack.
Nov 20 2021 12:38 AM
Nov 20 2021 12:54 AM
Please follow the steps below to permanently disable automatic updates on Windows 10:
Press Win+R, to open the Run dialog box, type gpedit.msc to launch the Local Group Policy Editor, and go to the following path:
Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Windows Update
Double-click on Configure Automatic Updates, check the Disabled, click Apply, OK, and Reboot your computer.
Nov 20 2021 12:58 AM
Please note that some of the latest releases of Windows 10 might have a different location for the above policy, use the below location if you are unable to find it:
Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Windows Update>Manage end user experience
Nov 20 2021 03:14 AM
Nov 20 2021 03:28 AMSolution
Yes, It is possible to disable Windows Update from the registry, please copy the below registry values in notepad, save as NoUpdate.reg, and double-click on the file to merge into the registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU] "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000001 "AUOptions"=dword:00000002
Nov 20 2021 05:08 AM