24 May 12 20:27
The subject line may not be the best at describing my question...but when I hit the Programs 'link' in the windows 7 start-menu, it appears to be looking in my alternate D, E and F harddrives for programs.
I'm assuming the Programs link just looks up what's in:
"C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\"
My issue stems from the fact that I got an SSD drive as my "C:\" system drive for the sole purpose of booting quickly and navigating and opening all my programs quickly, while letting my bulk data sit on spindle drives that sleep most of the time. So the bootup part is good, then when I hit Start--still good--then I hit the "Programs" link and....
...the mouse dies, the screen freezes, and I hear my hard drives spin up, and I wait and wait, then finally the programs show up. The question is: Why?
I don't have a single program installed on my spindle hard-drives. The Programs menu has no business looking there either, if I'm correct about the above locations. I've never installed a program (that I know of) where I've actively specified a different drive than the default C:\program files directory.
I guess I'm just wondering if anyone knows if it's something in windows that feels the need to 'peek' in every volume when I hit that Programs link, and if there's any setting or something to prevent it from doing so.
Thanks for any help,