Laptop very slow in Laptops and Pre-Built Systems Posted June 18 7 minutes ago, TheEnchantedAxeYT said: My HP Elitebook Folio 9470m ultrabook has started to become very slow. I recently reinstalled windows and wiped the hard drive. Everything was working fine until 2 days ago when I turned it on and started booting up even though I don't recall having shutting it down. The circular loading thing at the bottom was running slow, it was stuttering, so I restarted and then it took 5 minutes to boot. Once booted some processes were running, like it took a while to open the start menu for the first time and other pop up menus. The experience is overall much slower. Today morning it took nearly 10 minutes until I could sign in. According to the update history the last update was a week ago and the BIOS is the latest and all the drivers are up to date. I'm running Windows 10 Pro version 2004. I don't understand what is the problem. Can someone please help? Should I try reinstalling windows? In this case should I format the hard drive or not? How many months/years have you been using the laptop for? You could try re-formatting the hard-drive, but this sometimes means that hard-drive is not cooperating.