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September 15, 2012 12:22:57 PM


I recently built new PC ... powered up 1 week ago.
ASUS P8Z77-LE Bios 0316
16 GB RAM
128 GB SSD (OS)
1TB HDD

Have strange issue, when I go to any files, I get a delay while a green progress bar runs across screen ... can be several seconds before I can access anything ?

Is there some setting I need to change .. it is annoying
Pic of this in progress:

http://www.mediafire.com/?cd0szo7zq0a8pfe
a b B Homebuilt system
September 15, 2012 7:54:56 PM

:/  the green bar is the thing telling you when you search a file the progess bar

what was the last oc you had because it seems to me your not used to it yet but you will get used to it
September 15, 2012 10:34:53 PM

No that is not the case .. perhaps my description was unclear.
I only clicked on 'My Computer' and without performing any search .. the green progress bar takes some time to complete.

If I plug in a USB drive can take a very long time (30+ sec) again with no searches, simply just looking at 'my computer'
My last PC was W7 32 bit ... and it did not have this 'issue'
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 16, 2012 3:28:01 AM

hmm... is any files slow to open because if it is not causing you a problem then i say just dont worry about it because there is no option to make that go away
September 16, 2012 8:14:19 PM

It does cause a significant problem with extrnal USB drives ... when I plug them in other PC's ... they work fine ... normal USB2 transfer rates

Whne I plug them in this PC, Green bar takes several minutes to complete to 100% and then incredibly slow transfters ... as low as 10kb/s
a b B Homebuilt system
September 16, 2012 10:20:05 PM

hmm... are you using a sataIII transfer cable from your hard drive to your mobo?
September 17, 2012 12:06:02 PM

Yes ... 3 x SATAIII cables came with mobo ... clealry markes as SATAIII
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2012 5:08:12 PM

***, is the data/folders saved onto the harddrive or what?
September 17, 2012 9:29:00 PM

The data & apps are on HDD
OS is on SSD
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2012 9:35:31 PM

hmm... and you say that you have installed the drivers for your mobo... so the sata drivers
September 17, 2012 9:44:13 PM

No ... I put in mobo, connected up drives .. powered up, installed OS ....

W7 installed whatever it needed, I have not installed any drivers for anything.
I did ask if here if there was anything I needed to do to mobo ... told no need just install OS on SSD first then plug in HDD.
Same I have not installed any drivers for MSI N560GTX-Hawk graphics card ... should I be installing drivers for mobo & graphics ?
I had assumed as they were detected by W7 ... it installed correct drivers.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2012 9:55:41 PM

yes you need to install the drivers via the website dont trust windows with hardware drivers

also try updating your bios

Upate ALL your drivers from the websites if you cant find the updates you need just give me your HW and ill link you too them
September 18, 2012 10:23:01 AM

OK ... I have download a whole bundle of drivers etc. form ASUS.

I'll install them and report back.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 10:04:56 PM

ok sounds like a plan
September 25, 2012 12:41:18 AM

The green bar is often caused by the OS loading and preparing thumbnails. It can also be caused by slow network connection. You can take care of the first issue by changing the following setting:

Explorer> Organize> Folder and Search Options> View> Always show icons, never thumbnails

This will tell the computer to open your folders with icons for each file instead of thumbnails which is the problem that causes the slowness.

Note, if your Explorer crashes, you won't be able to open another instance of it until you kill the explorer process. So, it is a good idea to run every Explorer in its own process, you might want to set the following.

Explorer> Organize> Folder and Search Options> View> Launch folder windows in a separate process

Hope this helps and regards
September 25, 2012 12:42:33 AM

The other replies were horrible shots in the dark lol have a good day!
a b B Homebuilt system
September 25, 2012 2:10:01 AM

yep agreed im sorry that was completely strange to me :/  sorry for not being helpful
July 1, 2014 8:25:47 AM

I had experienced the same (or a similar) problem -- When Windows 7 tried to open a folder containing many videos, a green bar always moved across the folder location text field (at the top), causing considerable delays before I could watch any video. What solved the problem was adding that entire folder to my video player's playlist. My player is VLC -- and this solved the problem immediately.
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