It took awhile to locate the motherboard drivers but still slow. Later I tried CDBURNERXP and a message came up about no compatible drives. I researched that and found that I also needed an Intel RAID driver even though I have no RAID setup. Finally the speed came back after all this.
Lesson? Microsoft is not there yet for the drivers. We get to do this just like we always have.
I upgraded my Dell 2 Duo Core, P8600 running at 2.4 MHz, 64 bit machine, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB Hard Drive (294GB free) and an external Seagate 1.5 TB drive (.5 TB free) from Vista to Windows 7.
When I run Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer) on the Seagate or a NexStar portable 320 GB, the files are listed very, very slowly.
On the Seagate, when I read a directory that has about 500 GB of Data (819 files), it takes a full 3.5 minutes to read the directory! It instantly reads and lists the Name, type and size, but then for the next 3.5 minutes, it slowly fills in, line by line, the date and length.
On the NexStar, same issue, but since about 80 GB of data, only takes 35 seconds (which is still long because on my friends XP system, it just pops up).
Anyone's help would be greatly appreciated. (As an aside, I love Windows 7 as compared to Vista, although I did not have this issue with Vista!)