Windows takes an inordinate amount of time to start up/restart/resume from sleep

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    HP desktop i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.41GHz 16GB RAM Win 10 Home

    While this computer has a good amount of RAM, it goes from restart to "severely congested/slow to resume from sleep" fairly quickly (a couple of days). Now I admit that my practice of keeping several workspaces open, each with one or several instances of Opera and Firefox, each of which has multiple tabs (which I find very convenient) uses a lot of this RAM, it is now much worse than it used to be. Aslo the computer normally is used several hours daily

    Is this likely caused by a need to defrag? (I have not been doing it because I have had in mind that Win 10 does not need defragging?) But if so, how often should a defrag be done?

    Or is it likely my practice described above, or something else? What can I do to gather helpful information on this? Thanks.
     
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    Going on what Wolfie said, if you have a mechanical hard drive, Windows is set to automatically defrag by default.
     
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    Thanks to both.

    No SSD, but thinking about getting one.

    Most likely just too much stuff open.
     
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    May be a bug in how workspaces work. I've really only used workspaces on linux. It just seems too wonky on windows. You have plenty of system.
     
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    Use Resource Monitor and see what's going on.
    WinKey + X and type
    resmon
    hit enter or click OK

    USE the CPU, Memory and most of all the Disk tabs to watch the system over a period of time when you are using it as you normally do as described above.
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    It's never a bad idea to manually defrag a spinner. I often do it two or three times with a restart in between each. I've never found the auto defrag to be much more than a cursory lick and promise.
    Just do it when your disk activity is at its' lowest so the utility is not competing for I/Os
     
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