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Windows 7: CPU slow down during right click

26 Mar 2014   #1

Win7 HP
CPU slow down during right click

So, I've determined its not spyware or anything malicious. The issue seems to happen every so often.

If I right click and go to "new" the computer will lockup and I can hear one of my HDD's start up. I have a SSD with windows installed on it for my master, and a HDD as a slave followed by 3-4 externals all plugged in.

After about 5-8 seconds it goes back to normal and I can create a new folder etc... and after it happens once I can do it again and it will be fine, there's no lag. It's one of those things that happens every now and again and makes me think "I should look into that" but never do because its not *that* annoying.

I realize now I should try to unplug all of my externals and try it out and I will. I just don't know when it will happen again so I figured I could post here and maybe someone can offer some other possibilities of what might be causing it.

I've also noticed that along with this when I just my computer down sometimes it can take 5-10 minutes which is odd considering it takes about 20-30 seconds to start up and be ready to use.

I'll edit this post once I test out unplugging the externals theory. Thanks again.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Nephillium,

It sounds like you have Windows set to turn off idle hard drives after X amount of minute of being idle. That delay you are getting is Windows waiting on the hard drive(s) to spin back up.

As a test, set this setting to "Never" to see if that stops this. :)

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never
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