Windows 10: Slow drive access when first accessed that day

Discus and support Slow drive access when first accessed that day in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; This is something I have been experiencing for a while. It seems to happen only when I go to access a file on my secondary drive (traditional HDD) for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by SJMaye, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. SJMaye Win User

    Slow drive access when first accessed that day


    This is something I have been experiencing for a while. It seems to happen only when I go to access a file on my secondary drive (traditional HDD) for the first time in a day. I get that message at the top about not responding or something, then a second or 2 later the files come up.

    I wrote it off to being an HDD (as opposed to SSD), but it is annoying me. I have checked fragmentation and chkdsk. All looks good.

    Is there anything that can be done?

    Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.630)

    :)
     
    SJMaye, Dec 5, 2020
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  2. DannibusX Win User

    Accessing a Hard Drive...

    ...from a dead laptop.

    My girlfriend's laptop recently s**t the bed, and she has a lot of photos she would like to retrieve from it. I used a USB to IDE cable to try, but it's a no go. Her drive has Windows XP Home on it, and my system has Win7 x64. The computer recognizes the drive, but it wants me to initialize it, which I think may format it.

    I don't know if it's formatted FAT32 or NTFS. Are there any suggestions on accessing the drive to pull all this data off of it?
     
    DannibusX, Dec 5, 2020
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  3. anyhingwilldo, Dec 5, 2020
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