Windows 10: My PC runs slowly with second drive

Discus and support My PC runs slowly with second drive in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; When I turn on my PC with only the boot drive, it will run normally, but when I connect my second drive, my PC runs unusably slow, with File Explorer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Nate Morrison, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. My PC runs slowly with second drive


    When I turn on my PC with only the boot drive, it will run normally, but when I connect my second drive, my PC runs unusably slow, with File Explorer crashing and text apearing on-screen seconds after it was typed

    :)
     
    Nate Morrison, Jul 15, 2019
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  2. BlackOwl Win User

    Windows running slowly in specific situations


    Over the last few days (since maybe Thursday but definitely Friday) my Win10 machine has been running slowly in certain situations. The programs iTunes, GSAK, and Unreal Tournament 2004 run slowly in general, much slower than my new hardware has been able to output since I bought it less than two months ago. Other programs are substantially slower than normal to load, but act quite fine once they've been loaded (Sid Meier's Civilization V and Overwatch are two notable exmaples - they take up to six times longer to load than they did this time last week). The change was sudden but not noticeable straightaway.

    One further change I've noticed is that whenever I go to shut down or reboot the computer, it tells me it's "Getting Windows ready" despite there being no updates to my knowledge. It tends to hang on that screen for some time before it actually shuts down or reboots - I'm not sure how long it takes as I often lose patience and go and do something else, but it's more than expected.

    Steps I've already tried:
    • rebooting
    • antivirus scan
    • uninstalling programs I've installed within the last week
    • rolling back Windows updates (which I've found to be basically impossible)
    • cleaning up the fullest hard drive (I've more than doubled the free space on it)
    • updating my video card drivers
    • defragging all three hard drives

    Any ideas?
     
    BlackOwl, Jul 15, 2019
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  3. AsRock Win User
    Wondering about a second hard drive and installing Vista on it and also a ..

    Annoying having to go into the bios each time though. And for me not a option unless i run 2 arrays.
     
    AsRock, Jul 15, 2019
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  4. yahanna Win User

    My PC runs slowly with second drive

    My VBox is Running Slowly.. How Do I Speed It Up?


    I'm running win 10 as guest vbox in my win 10 host PC. My vm is runnning slowly. I dont know what to do. What do you suggest?
     
    yahanna, Jul 15, 2019
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