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Delay and HD head sweep noise when opening Windows Explorer

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March 7, 2005 1:07:48 PM

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

I have noticed lately that when I open Windows Explorer there is a 2-3
second delay and then I hear the HD heads sweep back and forth before
the window displays the drive contents.

Sometimes the flashlight search icon will also appear.

When I open a file from within an application and navigate to the
folder and data file that I need, I don't get this delay or HD noise.

I'm running XP Pro SP2 with all updates (that I am aware of) and my HD
is a Seagate 80Gb

Any ideas from you experts?

TIA, Rich
Anonymous
March 7, 2005 11:46:55 PM

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

Hi there,

Try this work around:

1. Click Start, run, type "inetcpl.cpl" (with out quotation marks) and click
OK.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Under Browsing, uncheck the "Enable third-party browser extensions
(requires restart)" check box.
4. Click OK.

To be on the safer side, check for spywares/malwares/scumwares using the
Lavasoft Adaware software, download from here:
http://www.lavasoft.de/ms/index.htm

After successfully installing the Ad-aware, please follow the steps below:

1. Double click the Ad-Aware icon on desktop.
2. Click "Check for Updates", "Connect" and download the latest pattern file
if available. and click Finish
3. Click "Start" and then "Next"
4. After the scan is finished, click "Next"
5. Select all the items (checkboxes) or
(Right click on any object in the "Scan result" list and choose 'Select
all objects')
6. Click Next and click OK to confirm removal.


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HTH
Meena
"Rich" <grstidge@localnet.com> wrote in message
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> I have noticed lately that when I open Windows Explorer there is a 2-3
> second delay and then I hear the HD heads sweep back and forth before
> the window displays the drive contents.
>
> Sometimes the flashlight search icon will also appear.
>
> When I open a file from within an application and navigate to the
> folder and data file that I need, I don't get this delay or HD noise.
>
> I'm running XP Pro SP2 with all updates (that I am aware of) and my HD
> is a Seagate 80Gb
>
> Any ideas from you experts?
>
> TIA, Rich
March 7, 2005 11:46:56 PM

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

Thanks for the input, I will check it out. However, this issue is
with WINDOWS EXPLORER not Internet Explorer. Your suggestion looks
like it may apply to IE.

BTW, I already run Ad-aware & Spybot and both are up to date.

Rich

"Meena" <SAYNO2SPAM.emailmeena@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi there,
>
>Try this work around:
>
>1. Click Start, run, type "inetcpl.cpl" (with out quotation marks) and click
>OK.
>2. Click the Advanced tab.
>3. Under Browsing, uncheck the "Enable third-party browser extensions
>(requires restart)" check box.
>4. Click OK.
>
>To be on the safer side, check for spywares/malwares/scumwares using the
>Lavasoft Adaware software, download from here:
>http://www.lavasoft.de/ms/index.htm
>
>After successfully installing the Ad-aware, please follow the steps below:
>
>1. Double click the Ad-Aware icon on desktop.
>2. Click "Check for Updates", "Connect" and download the latest pattern file
>if available. and click Finish
>3. Click "Start" and then "Next"
>4. After the scan is finished, click "Next"
>5. Select all the items (checkboxes) or
> (Right click on any object in the "Scan result" list and choose 'Select
>all objects')
>6. Click Next and click OK to confirm removal.
!