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Win Explorer takes forever to find the drives (30 secs+)

by tiger1 / September 20, 2008 3:56 AM PDT

Recently, I have started to experience an interesting problem. When I open windows explorer it takes forever to find my drives, sometimes stopping an application if I have one running. I have also noticed the same thing occurs when I want to attach a file to an email and the box takes forever to find the drives--little flashlight searching, stopping, searching, stopping---so I can indicate what file I want attached. Nothing has been changed on the machine--except new power supply.
Win XPPro with all security updates, 2 internal HD's, 1 CD & 1 DVD drive, 1 3 1/2 inch drive. 2 GB Ram and a 2.4 GB processor (Intel). Did I forget anything else?
Anyone have any ideas as to what might be going on (ram going bad, etc.)? I have used CNets "Speed Up your XP" lessons including running services.msc and all the cleaning apps but still no joy.
Thanks for any advice

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