The problem I have is this. When I first pull up a Windows Explorer window, the first access to a drive is very slow. In other words, I select a drive, click the '+' sign to expand the drive so I can access files, and it takes as long as 10 seconds for the expansion to occur. After that it is usually very fast as I would expect with a system such as mine. This seems to happen regardless of whether I am accessing the system drive, RAID drive, or USB drive. Once everything has been accessed once, it's all very fast. Until I reboot and then it all starts over again.
I will also see this happen when I try to open certain folders on my system drive (i.e. Program Files).
I have 3GB of memory, dual AMD 2.6Ghz processors, and a separate standalone PAGEFILE.SYS drive so it's not just insufficient resources.
I don't remember always having this problem but I can't really pinpoint when it started.
Can anyone tell me where to look to see that might be going on?