rediculous load times even with a clean client?

Not sure if this is normal, it’s been about 8 months since I played Garry’s Mod but even with a fresh install with no addons the game is taking 5-10 minutes to load. Last time I played, with a clean client the game would take less than 30 seconds to load. (with a full set of addons (Wire, SBMP, PewPew, etc) it would take about 1 minute 30 seconds.)

Is this normal nowadays?

Specs:

Intel Core i7 950
24 GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Ram
EVGA nVidia GTX 590 Classified

EDIT: To clerify, this is loading from the desktop, not loading a map. After the game loads into the main menu it’s fine. Map loads take about 20-30 seconds.

Defrag?

Yeah, was about to edit that I fixed it. You ninja’d me. I just deleted the gmod folder and reran it and it’s back to normal. Not sure what the issue was. Thanks for the reply though :slight_smile: