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Takes very long time to show up drives in My Computer

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro N - 32bit

    Takes very long time to show up drives in My Computer


    Hi,
    I'm using Windows 8 Pro N with 32-bit. I found some problem SOMETIME whenever I tried to open My Computer, it takes a very long time to show up my drives and removable disks.
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    Here's the screenshot of it. The Green Bars is moving damn slow, For sometime only. Besides, I also encountered problem when the folder is not responding, where can I end the task? Just like in Windows 7, I can simply end the task using task manager.

    Any guides to my problem? thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello HTHVampire, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check to see if you may have your power plan settings set to turn off idle hard drives. If you do, then that would explain the delay why you wait on them to spin back up.

    Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro N - 32bit


    Hi Shawn,
    Thanks for your info. As the statement said that it will work on internal HDD but not SSD. I'm working on SSD now.
    the issue can occur this way, after I browse website or do something else for sometime, the moment when I go to My Computer, it can delay for a long time( doesn't happen frequently). I have to restart my laptop and it will respond normally.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Do you have any network drives or connections that it may be trying to find and connect to?

    As a test, disconnect all removable drives and devices to see if it still does this.
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  5. #5


    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    I encountered a problem similar to this with Acronis True Image 2013 (build 5551 I think) which has been fixed in the current release (6514).
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  6. #6


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro N - 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Do you have any network drives or connections that it may be trying to find and connect to?

    As a test, disconnect all removable drives and devices to see if it still does this.
    Shawn, the problem still persisted even tough the removable devices are not there.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro N - 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by arachnaut View Post
    I encountered a problem similar to this with Acronis True Image 2013 (build 5551 I think) which has been fixed in the current release (6514).
    Ya, I have Acronis True Image 2013 too! May I know that how you fixed your problem? I will be great to me!Thanks!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hmm, ok. As a test to see if the Index may be responsible, use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable it for now to see if the issue persists.

    Index - Enable or Disable
    Last edited by Brink; 08 May 2013 at 22:03. Reason: typo
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    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro N - 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hmm, ok. As a test to see if the Index may be responsible, use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable it for now to see if the issue persists.

    Index - Enable or Disable
    ok, I will try your suggestion and report to you whether it fixed the problem or not. Thanks!
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  10. #10


    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by HTHVampire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by arachnaut View Post
    I encountered a problem similar to this with Acronis True Image 2013 (build 5551 I think) which has been fixed in the current release (6514).
    Ya, I have Acronis True Image 2013 too! May I know that how you fixed your problem? I will be great to me!Thanks!

    see this thread:

    DLLHOST and Explorer Conflict | Knowledge Base
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