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  1. #1
    Gerd Guest

    Default My Vista Explorer is so slow

    A while back, when SP1 was available, I did a clean load of Vista with SP1.
    Opening my explorer was nearly instant and opening large directories or big
    network drives was done in a split second.
    Now when i want to open even a small directory on my local drives I see the
    rotating hour glas for quite a while before the folder contents is
    displayed. Opening a large directory or a network drive can take half a
    minute, sometimes even longer.
    I have no idea why this happened and how to get it back to how it was
    before. I hardly ever install any new appliations on the pc and try to keep
    it fairly clean.
    I sure would appreciate any suggestions and comments that helps me figuring
    out what's wrong with my system.
    I have a Thinkpad T42 with 2GB of memory and a fast hard disk. Vista
    Business 32, SP1 and all the recent windows update.
    Thanks for your reply.




  2. #2
    Jdr Guest

    Default Re: My Vista Explorer is so slow

    "Gerd" <gerd2@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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    >A while back, when SP1 was available, I did a clean load of Vista with SP1.
    >Opening my explorer was nearly instant and opening large directories or big
    >network drives was done in a split second.
    > Now when i want to open even a small directory on my local drives I see
    > the rotating hour glas for quite a while before the folder contents is
    > displayed. Opening a large directory or a network drive can take half a
    > minute, sometimes even longer.
    > I have no idea why this happened and how to get it back to how it was
    > before. I hardly ever install any new appliations on the pc and try to
    > keep it fairly clean.
    > I sure would appreciate any suggestions and comments that helps me
    > figuring out what's wrong with my system.
    > I have a Thinkpad T42 with 2GB of memory and a fast hard disk. Vista
    > Business 32, SP1 and all the recent windows update.
    > Thanks for your reply.



    > Opening a large directory or a network drive can take half a minute,
    > sometimes even longer.


    From my experience with Vista Ult. I can say that with time
    and installation of many additional application on your
    computer it is inevitable that PC / laptop will be slower.
    The only solution is in this circumstances to keep
    application and size of folders to bare minimum.

    Check also your AV background operations. These
    may slow down your laptop noticeably. The last
    but not least - be patient. It takes some time to
    open large files or folders.


  3. #3
    Not Even Me Guest

    Default Re: My Vista Explorer is so slow

    If it is that slow, you may have malware, run scans & see.

    "Gerd" <gerd2@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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    >A while back, when SP1 was available, I did a clean load of Vista with SP1.
    >Opening my explorer was nearly instant and opening large directories or big
    >network drives was done in a split second.
    > Now when i want to open even a small directory on my local drives I see
    > the rotating hour glas for quite a while before the folder contents is
    > displayed. Opening a large directory or a network drive can take half a
    > minute, sometimes even longer.
    > I have no idea why this happened and how to get it back to how it was
    > before. I hardly ever install any new appliations on the pc and try to
    > keep it fairly clean.
    > I sure would appreciate any suggestions and comments that helps me
    > figuring out what's wrong with my system.
    > I have a Thinkpad T42 with 2GB of memory and a fast hard disk. Vista
    > Business 32, SP1 and all the recent windows update.
    > Thanks for your reply.




  4. #4
    Kayman Guest

    Default Re: My Vista Explorer is so slow

    On Sun, 24 Aug 2008 18:42:35 -0700, Gerd wrote:

    > A while back, when SP1 was available, I did a clean load of Vista with SP1.
    > Opening my explorer was nearly instant and opening large directories or big
    > network drives was done in a split second.
    > Now when i want to open even a small directory on my local drives I see the
    > rotating hour glas for quite a while before the folder contents is
    > displayed. Opening a large directory or a network drive can take half a
    > minute, sometimes even longer.
    > I have no idea why this happened and how to get it back to how it was
    > before. I hardly ever install any new appliations on the pc and try to keep
    > it fairly clean.
    > I sure would appreciate any suggestions and comments that helps me figuring
    > out what's wrong with my system.
    > I have a Thinkpad T42 with 2GB of memory and a fast hard disk. Vista
    > Business 32, SP1 and all the recent windows update.
    > Thanks for your reply.


    Help! My Computer is slow!
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    check for viruses..try avast

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    Gerd Guest

    Default Re: My Vista Explorer is so slow

    Thanks for your reply. I already ckecked for malware and spyware.

    I also defrag regularly and have the same anti-virus for the longest time.

    "Not Even Me" <cargod01@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > If it is that slow, you may have malware, run scans & see.
    >
    > "Gerd" <gerd2@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:01AE0C54-FE5E-4834-B9DA-04295D1C924E@microsoft.com...
    >>A while back, when SP1 was available, I did a clean load of Vista with
    >>SP1. Opening my explorer was nearly instant and opening large directories
    >>or big network drives was done in a split second.
    >> Now when i want to open even a small directory on my local drives I see
    >> the rotating hour glas for quite a while before the folder contents is
    >> displayed. Opening a large directory or a network drive can take half a
    >> minute, sometimes even longer.
    >> I have no idea why this happened and how to get it back to how it was
    >> before. I hardly ever install any new appliations on the pc and try to
    >> keep it fairly clean.
    >> I sure would appreciate any suggestions and comments that helps me
    >> figuring out what's wrong with my system.
    >> I have a Thinkpad T42 with 2GB of memory and a fast hard disk. Vista
    >> Business 32, SP1 and all the recent windows update.
    >> Thanks for your reply.

    >
    >



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    Gerd Guest

    Default Re: My Vista Explorer is so slow

    Thanks for your reply.

    Virus should not be an issue as i have an up-to-date symantec anti-virus
    corporate edition running on my server and all clients.

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