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Windows Explorer opens slowly

By Guy West ·
Windows Explorer always takes a long time to open on one of our computers, sometimes up to 90 seconds, and it's the only program I'm trying to run. It's running 98SE on a Dell Dimension L600cx, has 128MB RAM, the HD is 1/10th full. All other programs open fast. The HD is defragged once a week. I've never seen it open this slow on another computer. Any suggestions?

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by Ann777 In reply to Windows Explorer opens sl ...

I recommend that you boot to DOS and rename explorer.exe to explorer.old. Then insert your Windows 98SE and re-install on top of the current version. It will replace your defective version.

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by geoSEAN In reply to Windows Explorer opens sl ...

There is also the possibility that it is trying to enumerate network connections.
In the Network Neighbourhood properties, select each "Client" (eg, Client for Microsoft Networks, etc.) and click on Properties.
In the Properties dialog, check the Network logon options. It should be set for Quick logon.

Additionally, there are cases where, if a network drive is not available, but has been mapped and set for "Restore this connection", then Explorer will be VERY slow starting up, especially if that drive is unavailable.

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by Guy West In reply to Windows Explorer opens sl ...

Yep, I have a lot of mapped drives. I got rid of them, and it solves the problem. Should of thought of that one. Thanks.

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