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"My Computer" Access is Slow


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GarrisRP

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It seems that the pc performance is fine with the exception of when I try try to use "My Computer". It can take up to a minute before the drive info is shown.

I have run the tune-up utilities, restored to a point prior to this occuring and still slow access.

Any ideas?

THanks much,
RICH
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gerryf

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Start > run
services.msc
<enter>

scroll down to WINDOWS IMAGE ACQUISITION, double click, click STOP, and set the STARTUP type to disabled

Reboot.

Fix?
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Jesus yes!!! Now, what the [bleep] did I do? You rock! I bow down before you oh master of XP!
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That is the Windows Image Acquisition service used by scanners and cameras -- it is the built in utility that works with some, but not all devices.

If you have these devices, it is usually better to use the software that came with them, as they are designed specially for your device. WIA will sometimes conflict with these packages.

When it works, its great (much like wireless zero configuration service), but when it conflicts with some other software, it's a headache and a half
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