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tonysab
19-07-2005, 09:44 AM
I am using a new PC (4 weeks old) with XP. I have 3 users on here, I
am the Administrator. About 2 weeks ago I noticed that on my user it
was taking ages (20-30 seconds) to get the pop up window when
right-clicking (to get Properties) on any filename in Windows
Explorer. Since then I have noticed that when double clicking on any
file to launch into an application (eg .jpg file to go to Paint Shop
Pro, .htm file to go to a browser, even a .txt file), takes approx 40
seconds. Tremendous for a 3.2ghz machine with 1gb of RAM! Has anyone
any ideas at all, I cannot think what has suddenly changed to make
this happen - the other 2 users on the PC do not have this problem at
all.
I had recently been trying to set up a wireless network without much
luck, a colleague suggested I might have a drive mapped to the other
pc that was causing the delay, but this is not the case.
Thanks in advance.

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Sparda
19-07-2005, 09:44 AM
"tonysab" wrote:
> I am using a new PC (4 weeks old) with XP. I have 3 users on
> here, I am the Administrator. About 2 weeks ago I noticed that
> on my user it was taking ages (20-30 seconds) to get the pop
> up window when right-clicking (to get Properties) on any
> filename in Windows Explorer. Since then I have noticed that
> when double clicking on any file to launch into an application
> (eg .jpg file to go to Paint Shop Pro, .htm file to go to a
> browser, even a .txt file), takes approx 40 seconds.
> Tremendous for a 3.2ghz machine with 1gb of RAM! Has anyone
> any ideas at all, I cannot think what has suddenly changed to
> make this happen - the other 2 users on the PC do not have
> this problem at all.
> I had recently been trying to set up a wireless network
> without much luck, a colleague suggested I might have a drive
> mapped to the other pc that was causing the delay, but this is
> not the case.
> Thanks in advance.

perhaps you should uninstall any software you may have installed while
setting up the W. LAN

Ramesh, MS-MVP
19-07-2005, 04:03 PM
Right click crashes Explorer.exe after installing Windows XP SP2?:
http://www.winxptutor.com/sp2/divxcrash.htm

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootlist/208.htm#4

Right-click is extremely slow only when Network is enabled:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rcdelay.htm

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http://windowsxp.mvps.org


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>I am using a new PC (4 weeks old) with XP. I have 3 users on here, I
> am the Administrator. About 2 weeks ago I noticed that on my user it
> was taking ages (20-30 seconds) to get the pop up window when
> right-clicking (to get Properties) on any filename in Windows
> Explorer. Since then I have noticed that when double clicking on any
> file to launch into an application (eg .jpg file to go to Paint Shop
> Pro, .htm file to go to a browser, even a .txt file), takes approx 40
> seconds. Tremendous for a 3.2ghz machine with 1gb of RAM! Has anyone
> any ideas at all, I cannot think what has suddenly changed to make
> this happen - the other 2 users on the PC do not have this problem at
> all.
> I had recently been trying to set up a wireless network without much
> luck, a colleague suggested I might have a drive mapped to the other
> pc that was causing the delay, but this is not the case.
> Thanks in advance.
>
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> request
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