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Hardware Slow Down Question

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I have three hard drives. Two I attach at one time, and one I attach by itself when I detach the other two. I want to ask you guys a question. This is probably going to be the stupidest question I've ever asked here. But does having a lot of shortcut icons on your desktop slow your pc down?

I have about 20-30 desktop shortcuts on my pc, and I do this because I hate going to the start panel because I use various programs so often and quick I'm a fast pc user. So anyways when I have my two hard drives attached and I load up the pc it sometimes slows down as if it's refreshing the icons. But when I detach my two fast new hard drives and attach my olddddddd 10gb hard drive it doesn't do this. But I might add that I only have like 15 icons on the old hard drive.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Generally, icons don't slow you down that much... Perhaps a little... But not enough to really notice I would think. What RPMs do you have on the drives? That makes a difference.
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