Windows XP Pauses when changing Directories in My Computer or Save As

By Senior Program Analyst ·
Using Windows XP Pro Version 2002 SP2.

When I click on Save As in many of my Applications and click on the save in box to change directories then each directory level appears to "Pause" for 15 to 20 seconds before it pulls up the next directory the first time. After it reads the directory the pause goes away the next time its choosen unless some time has passed. What Index, Cache, or other option is not set properly or is there a system patch I need to make this go away?
This also happens some in Windows explorer (or My Computer).

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Rather depends on the spec of your PC ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Windows XP Pauses when ch ...

What make and model is it?
HDD size(s)?
What percentage FREE SPACE is on the HDD(s)?

When did you last defrag this system?
Do you run with File Indexing ON or OFF?
What type of applications does this glitch occur with?

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Im Using a Lenovo ThinkCentre 8810-D2U computer Primarily Ive noted this on most any application which uses the standard SAVE AS Dialog. Office Apps, Lotus Notes Email, windows explorer while walking the tree. Etc. It seemed like I started having this issue early Summer (in case a patch may have something to do with this). For awhile I thought it might be globally a network speed or other issue, but I believe this particular PC is the only one Ive noted it on for the most part.

Intel Core 2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13 GHZ
2/13 HRZ, 2.49 GB RAM

HDD 75GB with 42.7 GB Free Defragmented both with Windows Defrag and Ive used Smart Defrag in trying to fix.

I also have a USB Hard Disk 76.6 GB with 21GB free defragmented the same as Primary HDD.

Connected to Domain Servers over Gigabit Network (this occurs both when selecting HDD or Network Drives).
Total Current Paging File for C: 3823
Recommended by System is 3823 max set 4092
(I just noted that my USB had Paging file not set - So Ive set it to try that). But not sure how this would effect network Drives.
Index turned on for both drives.

here is the information from my system information
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USSTLWS3997
System Manufacturer LENOVO
System Model 8810D2U
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2126 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2126 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date LENOVO 2JKT26AUS, 12/8/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name USDOM01\derr
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 2,560.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.18 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 6.07 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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Do you have any

by IC-IT In reply to Windows XP Pauses when ch ...

mapped drives that no longer are actually in the original mapping i.e. the fqdn has changed, server changed etc.

That can cause some large delays when doing a saveas.

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Duh - Yep - Why Didnt I think of that...

by Senior Program Analyst In reply to Do you have any

Guess its a case of being too close and seeing the trees and not the forest. Ill give that a shot also - Appears adding the paging file to the external USB Drive didnt help, but this might. Thanks Ill remove them and give that a try for a bit to see if it makes a difference.

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Thanks - I believe that did the trick

by Senior Program Analyst In reply to Do you have any

I figured it was something that I just overlooked but couldnt quite put my finger on it. Guess thats why I was trying to make it more complicated than it was.

So Far I have not experience the problem since I removed a couple of mappings that are no longer viable. Thanks again.

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Glad to have helped < NT >

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