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"my Computer" Very Slow (really Slow) To Show Connected Drives


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#1 jd83

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 03:32 PM

When I click on "My Computer" the flashlight comes on and stays on and on for like 3 minutes before it will show what drives I have connected. I am connected to two external network places but it didn't seem to slow me down this much before. I am using XP Professional. Also, don't know if it's connected but I can no longer type in a web address without using http. If I do type in just www.sitename.com it takes about 3 to 4 minuts to bring the site up. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:55 PM

Try clearing your cookies, and temp files.
Also clear the Rcache. Go to Start then Run. Enter cmd in the Run dialog box, and press enter. At the command line enter ipconfig /FlushDNS and press enter.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:57 AM

Off the top of my head, several issues can cause this:
1) Lack of resources
2) Looking for network assets that no longer exist
3) Failing hard drive
4) Malware
5) OS corruption
6) Network corruption
7) IE corruption

If Acklan's advice doesn't fix it, then try these free, online scans (yes, it'll be painfully long) to double check your current protection:
http://safety.live.com
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

FWIW, I'm working on a similar system for a friend right now with these same symptoms and can't even connect to the web to do the scans. I have to use command line scanners in a Windows PE environment to get rid of the malware - it even infests Safe Mode.
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