This is not an offer to dissect why but offer 2 ideas.
1. Read the discussion at http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6127_102-0.html?threadID=381203&tag=forums06;forum-threads
You are discovering a failed area of Windows. Not that it doesn't work but that maybe it needs to be consumerized or "so easy a caveman"...
2. Skip all that and use a memory stick.
Yes, I've fixed this too many times. Too often it's one of the issues noted in item 1, other times it's the security people install or firewalls. And yes you disabled it but then again I've found ZA to interfere even when disabled!
I'm currently running a HP Pavilion entertainment laptop with 4 gig DDR2 ram & win 7 operating system.
I also have another HP Presario with 2gig DDR2 ram running XP.
Why is it when I want to transfer small files up to 25 mb from an external HD to the HP Pavillion that the laptop first takes over 30 minutes to calculate the transfer and then states it will take about 8 hours for the transfer?
While the same transfer on the HP Presario (slower unit) takes a couple of minutes.
Is this something perculiar to Win 7?
How do I fix the transfer speed, because 8 hours is far to slow to be effectively usable.
Dr Pieter Berveling