windows explorer slow


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Tony G

Each time i try to change diredtories to anywhere in the file system on this
computer it takes a very long time for it to change and show me whats in the
directory. It happens whether i have other appliation open or not. My system
summary info is listed here. There are also time when it works ok. It is
driving me crazy. I have all wireless things turned off.

please help thanks

Tony G

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TG
System Manufacturer System Manufacturer
System Model System Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Award Software, Inc. ASUS P4S800 ACPI BIOS Revision 1009,
6/8/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180
(xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name SAMINCO2\tguerra
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,536.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 868.91 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.86 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 
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neutrino

Tony said:
Each time i try to change diredtories to anywhere in the file system on this
computer it takes a very long time for it to change and show me whats in the
directory. It happens whether i have other appliation open or not. My system
summary info is listed here. There are also time when it works ok. It is
driving me crazy. I have all wireless things turned off.

please help thanks

Tony G
No real answer sorry - but I did have the same thing on my system, and
other circumstances meant I needed to reinstall from the start!
Windows, then all Apps...
it worked a treat! I never look forward to such a thing.. but when you
start getting the benefit from a fresh install - it makes it
worthwhile - just make sure you have all required stuff backed up,
email etc...
that might be an option if you feel like taking it.
then - once it's all installed and working like new ~ I'd really
suggest backup with Acronis or Ghost - so you can always restore to
that point in time - saving a full reinstall in future.
 
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mikeyhsd

have you performed a Disk Cleanup and Defrag in a while.

if not it might help.




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Each time i try to change diredtories to anywhere in the file system on this
computer it takes a very long time for it to change and show me whats in the
directory. It happens whether i have other appliation open or not. My system
summary info is listed here. There are also time when it works ok. It is
driving me crazy. I have all wireless things turned off.

please help thanks

Tony G

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TG
System Manufacturer System Manufacturer
System Model System Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Award Software, Inc. ASUS P4S800 ACPI BIOS Revision 1009,
6/8/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180
(xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name SAMINCO2\tguerra
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,536.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 868.91 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.86 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 
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Tony G

Yes performed a Disk Cleanup and Defrag several times. We even changed the
hard drive once.
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was 2/21/2008 6:23 AM, and on a whim, Tony G pounded
out on the keyboard:
Each time i try to change diredtories to anywhere in the file system on this
computer it takes a very long time for it to change and show me whats in the
directory. It happens whether i have other appliation open or not. My system
summary info is listed here. There are also time when it works ok. It is
driving me crazy. I have all wireless things turned off.

please help thanks

Tony G

Are you using mapped drives? Removable media? Floppies? If explorer is
searching for any of those and they're not connected (but show), it
could be trying to connect.

I had two network drives mapped when I would VPN into a network and
realized that Explorer had slowed incredibly because it was attempting
to connect to the mapped drives but couldn't and it kept trying for WAY
too long before proceeding.

Are you using FAT32 or NTFS? Have you performed a complete disk check?

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Tony G

All drives are mapped and are accessible. We are on a network here at work.
I just replaced my harddrive with a new one. It is NTFS.

thanks
Tony G
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was 2/21/2008 10:48 AM, and on a whim, Tony G pounded
out on the keyboard:

A new drive could be defective, so I would still run a complete disk
check. Have you replaced the network cable? Tried a different jack? If
you disconnect all mapped drives, does the issue happen on only the
local drive?

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