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Network causing HD delay
Accessdabbler Oct-18-01 03:32 AM
When I double-click a folder to open it, there is an annoying 2-3 second lag before it opens. This problem is driving me crazy!

The good news is I've discovered a partial reason: every time a folder is accessed, the LED on my network adapter blinks (I use a notebook computer, the adapter connects the RJ45 to the network card).

I suspect that, by default, Explorer is trying to find the folders' contents on the network instead of my hard drive.

When I disconnect my computer from the network, the delay disappears.

Anyone have any ideas on how I can further troubleshoot or fix this? Please don't say virus, I've already scanned for this.

1. RE: Network causing HD delay
lbyard Oct-18-01 03:18 PM
In response to message 0
I don’t recall seeing this problem before… Fish’n… Do have network drives mapped? Is Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network, Client for Microsoft networks, Properties, set to connect mapped drives on logon? Larry

2. RE: Network causing HD delay
Accessdabbler Oct-18-01 04:01 PM
In response to message 1
You can always rely on Larry for an answer!

No, I don't have any networked drives setup however, I DO have a shortcut to a folder that exists on another computer. The shortcut is on my desktop.

I'm now at work and the delay is not happening. I suspect that when I go home the delay will happen again. The shortcut point to a folder on my work network.

hmmm, I'm wondering if the shortcut is causing the problem only when I am at home since the folder it is pointing to does not exist at home?


I will try deleting the shortcut. I'll let you know.

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