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4th September 2003, 06:25 AM
I use Win XP Pro here at the office, and it just seems to take a looong time to delete files, and quite some time to get Windows explorer up to browse the filesystem. I've got a 2.something GHz processor and lots of memory, this shouldn't be taking as long as it does.
Thoughts? Do I have some stoopid MS disc caching mechanism turned on that I shouldn't? Or is it just Win XP?
4th September 2003, 09:49 AM
In disk properties, there is are options to Compress and encrypt, both of these will slow you down.
Another program might be checking stuff also, like Go-back or any kind of recovery software you have.
Try shutting down as many processes as you can through the Task Manager (CTL-ALT-DEL) and see if that makes a diff.
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4th September 2003, 10:24 AM
I just saw something about this problem at Lockergnome; I'll see if I can find it again. In the meantime try turning off Indexing Service. Control Panel-> Administrative Tools-> Services. Scroll down to and highlight Indexing Service, Right click-> Properties-> General Tab. Set Startup type to disabled and under Service status click Stop.
4th September 2003, 12:24 PM
Interestingly, I already have both disc compression and the Indexing service disabled. However I do have the option checked to allow the indexing service to index my C: drive. I wonder if unchecking that will do something, even though I'm clearly not supposed to be running indexing.
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4th September 2003, 01:12 PM
By any chance do you have Norton Systemworks Protected Recycle Bin running?
4th September 2003, 04:35 PM
Mapped drives can slow things down a lot if they have gone missing. I have found that lockups are often caused by network hangups.
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