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So whenever I access the start menu and type something to launch a program, or I right click save as something on the internet, I have to wait 3-5 seconds before anything happens.

I'm 99% sure what is happening is I'm waiting for my harddrive to spin up.


Is there a setting somewhere that I can tell my PC to stop turning this drive off? This next part is a guess, but this may have started happening after I installed a few steam games onto the harrdrive, but steam is not running when this is happening,
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So whenever I access the start menu and type something to launch a program, or I right click save as something on the internet, I have to wait 3-5 seconds before anything happens.
I'm 99% sure what is happening is I'm waiting for my harddrive to spin up.
Is there a setting somewhere that I can tell my PC to stop turning this drive off? This next part is a guess, but this may have started happening after I installed a few steam games onto the harrdrive, but steam is not running when this is happening,

I had the same problem. Here is the fix.

Control panel>>Hardware and Sound>>Power Options>>Select High Performance>>Click "change plan settings">>Choose "never" for both display and sleep options>>>(now the important part)Click "change advanced power settings">>>expand "hard disk" option>>Expand "turn off hard disk after">>>down arrow to "never">>>apply>>>ok

Now your drives will be snappy thumb.gif
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So Infinitegrim....was the above reply in any way helpful to you? I can only assume you didn't bother to follow up ? Surely you can give some sort of feedback as to the issue being resolved ?
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