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My Computer - files

by Miguel Ramos / January 24, 2006 5:01 AM PST

After upgrading from WindowsMe to XP, when trying to access My Computer using the desktop icon, it will take for ever to find it. The searching ?flashlight? will take over 2 minutes to open the My Computer window. Any suggestions?

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New OS - on an Old PC
by gerrymar / January 24, 2006 5:15 AM PST
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Do you have enough ram? WinXP uses up most of 256Mg of Ram just for itself. If you do minimal multitasking 512Mgs will do however upgrading to 1Gig should handle most of the chores with memory to spare.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 6:23 AM PST
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Is your computer, or has it been in the past, connected to a network?

If so, and the other computer on the network is turned off, there may be a problem with network mapping. This is where your computer OS is trying to find the mapped drive on the network, but is failing, and keeps trying until it times out.

Another test for this problem is trying to open a document on Microsoft Word. If Microsoft Word is open and you go to File > Open, if there is a long delay before the Open dialogue displays that is also an indication that the OS is searching for a mapped network drive.

For more details on network mapping goto Help in the Start menu and type in Mapped Network Drive, and select the first option, "Assign a drive letter to a network computer or folder".


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