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WinXP Sp 2 - Slow File Operations

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Kaosdad, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    OK Techies - I have a problem and not the kind that can be fixed with anti-biotics!

    The problem manifests itself in two ways:

    1) Open Windows (File) explorer & click on the expand [+] icon next to "My Computer" - wait 30 seconds, folder finally expands.

    2) Go to i can has cheezbuger?, find new lolcat, right click, "save picture as...", clikc on location drop down, wait 30 seconds, drop down finally drops down.

    This happen son both of my PCs. In contrast, the same operations on all other machines int he house takes about two seconds. I am currently googling the problem and looking for similarities on both machines, but I am hoping someone here has hit this before and has a quick fix.

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. WesGurney

    WesGurney New Member

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    I had that exact same problem and it was related to the CD/DVD rom burning software.

    I uninstalled it and the problem went away.
     
  3. merky1

    merky1 Member

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    Might be a utility that got added to the send-to folder.

    Thanks for the cool site link. Just added it to my Firefox RSS feed.
     
  4. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    That was my first thought, but I uninstalled that a while ago. Now it's still resident on the OTHER PC, so I can accept that. Guess I'll need to troll through the registry and see if there are any artifacts. :(
     
  5. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I bet your issue is related to Network Drives. What's happeneing is that each time you open that window, Windows is looking at network resources, such as network drives, etc, on your network. It eventually times out after 30 seconds, and the window appears.

    Do you have any mapped network drives, or are you running some sort of firewall/security software that totally blocks out all windows file sharing?
     
  6. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Interesting thought. Yes, I have networked drives, I have removed the funky ones like the drive mapped to my web server which requires a password. I'va also removed all of the mapped drives under "My Network Places" which I read can be problematic. Guess I'll remove ALL drives then see what happens. If things get zippy then I can re-add each drive to see which is the culprit.

    But, it doesn't address the issue that all other machines in the house have mapped drives and not the same problem.
     
  7. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    I've seen what Mr LInux is talking about... especially popular when you map drives on one network.. undock.. and then try to open 'my computer' again, etc.
     
  8. technosapien

    technosapien New Member

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    I have networked drives and see the same thing when they're connected.
     
  9. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Not networked drives :(

    I unmapped them all and still slower than molasses in the winter. I'm going to try and see if I can strip out all of the other garbage (like the ref to my PDA, "other shared folders", etc.) and see if that does the trick.
     
  10. izzysmom

    izzysmom New Member

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    the only things i can think of are:

    - When was the last time you cleaned out the temp files from your browser?

    - When was the last time you did a disc defrag?

    - Do you have anti-virus software running that could be taxing the system?

    - Try using CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/ It deletes the temp internet files, your recycle bin, and cleans up your registry. You can tell it what you want it to look at.
     

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