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#1 GabiMarc

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:20 PM

I am using Windows XP SP2.

When I bring up "My Computer" the flashlight searches for approximately 8 minutes before any drives appear on the screen. Also, on "My Computer," when the drives do come up and I try to save something in the "Save As" box, I cannot choose whether to save to the Desktop or to My Documents, etc. When I click on the drop down arrow my PC freezes.

Is this to be expected? If it isn't, can anyone offer any suggested remedies?

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 04:11 PM

Gabc, What do they have in their startup? Also, what processes are running?

Have you updated your Drivers?

Sounds like the mapping of the Drives is not working because of needing to updates.

Do the following and this should either repair or instruct you in what the problem is.

To start this process click your start button and then select run. In the box that appears type the letters cmd

Then select OK, once the dos prompt is up we are going to run a utility called checkdisk. To start this you need to type in this exact command below

chkdsk c: /f /r /x

Then select enter, you will be asked if you want to run this process the next time you run your computer. Simply type Y for yes and then restart your computer.

This process will take you approximately 30 minutes to an hour depending on how large your hard drive is.

Post back and let us know what the results are and we will ssist rom there.

Thank you Jitaa :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:26 PM

Have you mapped any network drives on this system? If so, the computer may be searching for them - even if they no longer exist - and it doesn't want to give up so it just keeps on searching.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:06 AM

I did the checkdisk procedure and nothing changed. By the way, the checkdisk procedure took approximatley 3 SECONDS TO COMPLETE, not 30 minutes.

I'm going to check the startup items as well as the "services." My assumption is that I should look for unneeded items. But how would I know what items/services are not needed?

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:18 AM

Check the XP services configuration info here: http://www.blackviper.com/

Don't just disable a whole bunch right off the bat - take it slow and easy. Disable a few, then reboot and take it for a test ride. Do this a bunch of times until all the services are taken care of. If you do it all at once you'll have a heck of a time trying to fix it if something goes bad.
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