System issues

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Caligo, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. Caligo

    Caligo Guest

    My computer has started going crazy this last week. I'm on XP Pro. First issue is with startup. It was going really fast, but now it hangs on a blank screen for a solid 15 seconds before going to the login screen. I've gotten my startup down to bare essentials and it still goes really slowly.

    Second issue is a weird networking situation. I'm on a university network and I had everything set up so that my machine was hidden and I had no shares. Now when I open My Network Places I see all of the shared folders for 3 other random people's computers. I don't see their computers(like you do when you normally browse the network) just the folders that are shared. Even when I turn off "Client for Microsoft Networks" I still see them. When I originally set up the machine, turning that option off would completely kill my ability to browse the network. Is this normal?

    No viruses either according to Norton.

    Thanks y'all!
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Did you make any changes right before this started happening?
  3. Caligo

    Caligo Guest

    OK, I think I killed both birds with one stone. I don't know how the shares showed up, but I deleted them from my network places(didn't even know I could do that) and they didn't come back when I restarted. But when I did that the startup hang shortened to about 5 seconds, which is about where it was before. Thanks!