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My Question or Issue
Hi! I tried googling around but I couldn't find an answer, so here goes!
When I boot my pc, everything starts to lag up once I get into windows. This takes about 5-10 minutes at most and it even affects my mouse pointer and such. my data drive (HDD) is always 100% active when this happens.
So I've been keeping an eye on Resmon to see what is happening to my disk and now I think it might be Spotify that is causing all this? Spotify's read/write numbers are off the charts and it seems to be going through films in my local downloads folder, a couple at a time. It's only films, by the way, nothing else.
What it's doing, I'm not sure, but it's doing a lot.
Is there a way I can turn this off? There's no reason for the program to go through my downloads folder anyway.
I have local files turned off.
Some additional details:
I'm using the regular desktop client (not the store version).
My pc is clean, healthy, and free of malware.
I've tested my HDD and it's healthy.
My pc is completely up-to-date and so are my drivers.
I've tried fully reinstalling Spotify.
Sorry if this is stupid, but I really have no idea how to disable the snoopin' 😞 my disk is going as hard as it can possibly go but it just can't keep up!