When opening file explorer in Windows 8, the desktop seems frozen for quite a while until it is opened eventually.
Did some searching on internet and found this problem exists in Windows XP as well as other OS maybe.
It is caused by a service called "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)".
Stop the service "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)".
- Press "Ctrl" + "R" to open the "Run" dialog, and then type "services.msc":
- Locate the service "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)" in the services list, right click it and select "Properties":
- In the Properties window, change the "Startup type" to "Manual", then click "Stop" button and click "OK" to close the "Properties" window.
- Try open the file explorer again, it should be super fast now!