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why does xp take so long searching for a file in directories that are over 2000 files large. no such problem occurred with windows 98

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(NT) (NT) Defrag and turn on indexing services for the drive
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Re: flashlight

It's caused by a few items.

1. XP's Explorer is opening each file and seeing it if will build an icon for each file. Explorer is not a fast file browser. Try another file manager.

2. Many install XP, but are unaware that Microsoft doesn't fetch motherboard drivers. IDE speeds may be reduced.

3. A Microsoftism is that you need to set the IDE channel to PIO, OK your way out, go back in and set it to DMA. It's a noted issue.


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