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New vostro 220 freezes every time I try to access a file from network

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January 20, 2010 5:21:06 PM

My new Vostro 220 freezes every time I try to access a file from a network drive on my small business network. All other computers work fine at the same drop. I have updated the driver for the nic on my server. I have reinstalled XP Pro on the client. The internet connection fast. What am I doing wrong?
January 20, 2010 6:20:41 PM

are you on a domain?

Is the system joined to the domain?

are you logged in w\ sufficient privileges to access the share?

Can you map a drive to the share destination?

Can you try using it's unc path, and it's ip address? ( perhaps a dns issue? )
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January 20, 2010 6:20:57 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

I assume that you are talking about the desktop vostro 220s, so, What OS have the vostro system? and what OS have the system that have the sharing files?
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January 21, 2010 10:47:52 AM

The Vostro has XP Pro and the server has Windows Server 2003.
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January 21, 2010 10:51:14 AM

I am joined to the domain with admin rights. I can map a drive. I can open the smallest of files in about a minute. Any files of size don't open. I have checked dns.

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January 21, 2010 11:41:08 AM

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I can open the smallest of files


What size? 500KB, 1MB....

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Any files of size don't open


Does the system show you some error or notification that can't open the file?
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January 21, 2010 11:59:01 AM

1 KB will take about a minute. 3MB took about 20 minutes. 30MB and larger it freezes up. No errors are shown, other than 'not responding' when I go to task manager to stop the application. Anything accessed off the c drive works with lightning speed. I even thought is was a faulty nic card so I sent the machine back to dell for a replacement and I am having the exact same issues with the new machine. Could my network router and switches be the problem? I think they are around 12 years old.
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January 21, 2010 2:07:18 PM

Do you try the PC in another place of your office?, use another cable and another port on the switch.
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January 28, 2010 10:48:03 AM



I figured it out. The switch was bad. Actually, the switch was around 15 years old and not compatible with the newer nic cards. Thanks for all your help.
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January 28, 2010 10:48:51 AM

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