long delay before showing "My Computer"



alain
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
Hi,
When I open "My computer", for example because I simply want to access the
C:\ drive, Windows XP takes quite a long time (+/- 30 seconds) before it
displays the different drives.
It _might_ be due to my HP Photosmart Printer, which is connected via
TCP/IP.
Anyway, is there some way to speed the search process? Do you think
connecting the HP printer through USB instead is a better option?
Thanks for advices.

Unrepper
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
"alain" wrote:

> Hi,
> When I open "My computer", for example because I simply want to access the
> C:\ drive, Windows XP takes quite a long time (+/- 30 seconds) before it
> displays the different drives.
> It _might_ be due to my HP Photosmart Printer, which is connected via
> TCP/IP.
> Anyway, is there some way to speed the search process? Do you think
> connecting the HP printer through USB instead is a better option?
> Thanks for advices.
>
You might to defrag your drive Start/Progams/accessories/System Tools/Disk
Defragmenter
Select C: or the drive letter for you hard drive and start. This should
help if you haven't done this for a while. Post back if this doesn't help.

Lil' Dave
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
For a long time, I had that delay problem. The source of the delay was a
scsi tape drive. The delay existed both in XP and 98SE. Windows explorer
doesn't display tape drive as a partition/or otherwise, or its tape contents
from a tape drive under either OS, BTW.
The delay went away when I physically disconnected the tape drive.
"alain" <alain@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> When I open "My computer", for example because I simply want to access the
> C:\ drive, Windows XP takes quite a long time (+/- 30 seconds) before it
> displays the different drives.
> It _might_ be due to my HP Photosmart Printer, which is connected via
> TCP/IP.
> Anyway, is there some way to speed the search process? Do you think
> connecting the HP printer through USB instead is a better option?
> Thanks for advices.


long delay before showing "My Computer"