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firefox and thunderbird takes long time after initial boot up

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I have W10 fully updated with plenty of RAM but in the last few weeks, after I boot up in the morning (I shut down every night) it takes a long time (several minutes) for either Firefox or Thunderbird to fully boot up . Firefox opens tomy home page, but does not complete for several minutes so I can go nowhere. If I am patient and wait it is fine the rest of the day..nice and fast. If I shut down and reboot again- very very slow opening of both for the initial time. I have run full virus scans, sfc/scannow, malwarebytes, cleared history and cache and cookies, turned off and on hardware excelerator. Any other suggestions? Word and Excel open quickly as usual.

I have W10 fully updated with plenty of RAM but in the last few weeks, after I boot up in the morning (I shut down every night) it takes a long time (several minutes) for either Firefox or Thunderbird to fully boot up . Firefox opens tomy home page, but does not complete for several minutes so I can go nowhere. If I am patient and wait it is fine the rest of the day..nice and fast. If I shut down and reboot again- very very slow opening of both for the initial time. I have run full virus scans, sfc/scannow, malwarebytes, cleared history and cache and cookies, turned off and on hardware excelerator. Any other suggestions? Word and Excel open quickly as usual.

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Many have had issues when their computers go to sleep. Including me. I changed my settings so that my laptop does not go to sleep. Instead, I just lock the keyboard. Now I very seldom have such issues.

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During any computer startup, it starts loading all of its system and other startup programs. This creates a bottleneck. You should wait (depending on the system) 2 to 4 minutes before doing anything.

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thank you for your suggestion FredMcD and waiting does help somewhat. However, this also happens after I have closed the lid for awhile (set to sleep) and when i lift the lid it seems to take forever again to go to each site. Never used to do that. I tried to reset settings back to all microsoft defualt (except making my default browser set to Firefox). Turned hardware excellerator on and off too. If I look at what programs are running via Norton AV it has several listings of Firefox. Should Firefox only show once if I only have one window/tap of Firefox open? Any other setting you can suggest I check?

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Many have had issues when their computers go to sleep. Including me. I changed my settings so that my laptop does not go to sleep. Instead, I just lock the keyboard. Now I very seldom have such issues.

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Just a follow up on my ongoing problem that has been solved. I had a new SSD hard drive put into the laptop and it is amazing how fast it is. 30 seconds to boot and Thunderbird/Firefox ready to use. My old hard drive passed all the tests but slowly so the new hard drive was recommended..solved it!

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