Folder & I.E lag

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by alpha81, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. alpha81

    alpha81 Guest

    Hi, could anyone help me with this problem.
    everytime i open 'my computer', 'my network places', 'my documents', 'recycle bin' and 'internet explorer' it takes forever to open....approx 10-20 secs before it actually opens up or lauches. but when i already have 1 folder open like 'my computer' and i click on the recycle bin icon on the desktop it pops up almost instantaneously.......can't figure out the problem.....
    does anyone know whats goin on???
    :confused:
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Need your specs.

    also have you run a virus checker lately, that's where I would look first.

    Has this problem always been there? or just start recently?
     
  3. alpha81

    alpha81 Guest

    Yeah i ran a virus check with Nav2002 and again with NOD32.......they say i don't have a virus.......the problem has only just started in the last few days........

    my specs : P4 1.8 GHz, 512Mb ram, 40gig HDD, Geforce 2 mx400, soundblaster live 5.1

    it seems as though the problem is getting worse slowly.......each time it takes longer and longer.......sometimes it compromises my cable connection......the problem is starting to spread..... when i open other apps. like virtual dub.....everything practically slows down to a halt.........

    hope you can help me out........thanks.:confused:
     
  4. Scoundrl

    Scoundrl Guest

    Did you recently install a popup add killer? I know that when I installled Adsgone I had some wierd stuff like that start happening. You may have to do a system restore to get back to the way it was before you installed it. Good luck

    Ken
     
  5. alpha81

    alpha81 Guest

    nah i didn't install a popup killer......most recently installed bottler.......a program which logs onto mIRC channels to d/l stuff for ya......not sure if thats the problem.....

    but thanks for ya suggestion........
     
  6. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    Do you have any mapped drives that point to a location on the net or somewhere else on your network (if applicable)? If so, the act of XP "looking" for this drive may be what is slowing you down.

    Just a thought.
     
  7. alpha81

    alpha81 Guest

    nah i don't have a mapped drive scriptasylum, thanks anyways......
     
  8. alpha81

    alpha81 Guest

    Just discovered that if i double click on my computer and then double click immediately after then the folder will open up straight away.......10-20 secs later i get another folder opening p which was the lag from the first time i doubled clicked.......
    not sure if this helps but is there a solution for this???
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I reckon this is a bug in xp. Happens to a lot of people for no reason. I find if I start the computer & leave it for a minute or so there is no problem. It only seems to happen when opening programs straight after startup.
     
  10. Antallica

    Antallica w00t

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    I just has this problem too....... nothing a nice format didn't fix hehe :D

    Also noticed IE6 started auto switching between windows by itself when loading pages.
     
  11. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    I notice this problem with certain folders that I open that have a lot of files in them for instance my music folders and my download folders. AOL folders and my pictures folders take a long time to load, perhaps because its on THUMBNAIL as viewing option. Maybe its time I changed my settings!