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Anonymous
October 24, 2004 3:11:46 PM

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XP Pro + SP2 and all critical updates to date, TweakUI, McAfee Pro
version 7 & MacAfee Firewall version 4

Just lately for no apparent reason, when I select a folder instead of it
coming up almost instantly with the contents, I get the flashlight doing
it's 'searching bit' for about 20 seconds before the contents of the
folder are displayed. Can anyone please help? Whether it's a
coincidence or not, this has only happened since installing SP2.

Can anyone please help?


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Terry Birch
Anonymous
October 24, 2004 3:11:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Terry Birch wrote:
> XP Pro + SP2 and all critical updates to date, TweakUI, McAfee Pro
> version 7 & MacAfee Firewall version 4
>
> Just lately for no apparent reason, when I select a folder instead of
> it coming up almost instantly with the contents, I get the flashlight
> doing it's 'searching bit' for about 20 seconds before the contents
> of the folder are displayed. Can anyone please help? Whether it's a
> coincidence or not, this has only happened since installing SP2.
>
> Can anyone please help?

Any folders or just some?
If just some folders, what type of files are in the folders?
When was the last time you scanned for spyware/adware/malware?
When was the last time you went through Add/Remove Programs (Control Panel)
and cleaned house?
When was the last time you ran Disk Cleanup?
When was the last time you CHKDSK'd and then DEFRAGMENTED?

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