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oldmanjb

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I have a Dell P3, 996MHz, 384 MB running XP SP2. Have two HD, a Seagate 100 GB (C:) and a Western Digital 80 GB (D:), both partitioned for NTFS. When I first open Explore from Start, it takes approximately 30 seconds before D: drive even shows up. Also, when I dig down into folders to where files are listed. When I right click on a file the cursor sticks on 'Send To' and Explore hangs up. I have to go to Windows Task Manager and End Task in order to unfreeze. This is a new phenomemon, both the slow recogniton of D: and the hanging - so I suspect they are related. Anybody ever have this issue and any suggestions on how to fix it? Thanks.

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Hey,

It might be running slow because your computer's memory is almost full. A good way to check this is to right click your C: and click on properties. You should have an ample amount of free space left. If your memory is pretty close to full..
Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and try removing every program that you don't use anymore. It should respond a bit faster.
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Thanks for the response. Both drive have ample free space, 84GB on C: and 53GB on D: I'm having the same problem on my laptop, and it has ample HD space plus 1GB RAM. Perhaps its related to something in my startup configuration as displayed by msconfig - I've disabled many of the startup items, but I haven't attempted to mess with any of the Services items - and there are a ton loaded (some running, some stopped).

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