Windows Explorer/My Computer/My Documents/IE Explorer not respondi



Wayne Hayes
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
Not sure if this is correct forum but here goes. All of the above windows are
not responding when I try to open them. If I leave it for a few mins they
finally start working. Though if I shut the window and try to re-open it
happens again. This happens on new user accounts I create. My main account I
use works fine. I have deleted and re-created the accounts several times but
always the same problem. What's weird is that if I turn off my broadband
modem they all start working okay (but of course then I can't access the
internet from these other accounts) until I turn it back on. I can use BT's
internet explorer fine from within these accounts. I just can't understand
why my main personal admin account works fine but not the other ones. I am
networked up to a laptop (with internet sharing enabled), no firewalls
installed, McAfee anti-virus running, have run ad-aware several times. System
spec is Windows Xp SP1, Pentium 4 3.0 ghz HT, 1 gig ram, broadband supplier
is BT (Voyager 205 ADSL router). I'm sure it's just a case of tweaking a
setting but I don't know where to look or what it could be. Any advice?

Thanks in advance

Wayne

Wayne H. Wilhelm
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
How many files do you have in your My Documets folder and all of its'
sub-folders?

To find out: Open "My Documents". Type Ctrl+A key combination or | Edit |
Select All |.

With all of the files and sub-folders selected, right-click on the selected
items. From the drop-down list, select "Properties". A window will appear
stating how many files, along with the combined storage requirements of all
of those files.

--
Cordially,
Wayne H. Wilhelm
Personal Web: http://www.quadracalc.com


"Wayne Hayes" wrote:

> Not sure if this is correct forum but here goes. All of the above windows are
> not responding when I try to open them. If I leave it for a few mins they
> finally start working. Though if I shut the window and try to re-open it
> happens again. This happens on new user accounts I create. My main account I
> use works fine. I have deleted and re-created the accounts several times but
> always the same problem. What's weird is that if I turn off my broadband
> modem they all start working okay (but of course then I can't access the
> internet from these other accounts) until I turn it back on. I can use BT's
> internet explorer fine from within these accounts. I just can't understand
> why my main personal admin account works fine but not the other ones. I am
> networked up to a laptop (with internet sharing enabled), no firewalls
> installed, McAfee anti-virus running, have run ad-aware several times. System
> spec is Windows Xp SP1, Pentium 4 3.0 ghz HT, 1 gig ram, broadband supplier
> is BT (Voyager 205 ADSL router). I'm sure it's just a case of tweaking a
> setting but I don't know where to look or what it could be. Any advice?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Wayne
>
>
>
>
>

Wayne Hayes
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
In my own user account (the one which works and the windows open okay) I have
2466 files in 730 folders (incl sub folders) totalling 3.71 gb.

In the other user accounts which don't work properly it's all the same for
the documents folder in each one (18 files, 7 folders, total 66.2 mb).

Does that make any difference? I really think it's something to do with my
broadband as when I turn it off the other user accounts start to work.

Thanks

Wayne

"Wayne H. Wilhelm" wrote:

> How many files do you have in your My Documets folder and all of its'
> sub-folders?
>
> To find out: Open "My Documents". Type Ctrl+A key combination or | Edit |
> Select All |.
>
> With all of the files and sub-folders selected, right-click on the selected
> items. From the drop-down list, select "Properties". A window will appear
> stating how many files, along with the combined storage requirements of all
> of those files.
>
> --
> Cordially,
> Wayne H. Wilhelm
> Personal Web: http://www.quadracalc.com
>
>
> "Wayne Hayes" wrote:
>
> > Not sure if this is correct forum but here goes. All of the above windows are
> > not responding when I try to open them. If I leave it for a few mins they
> > finally start working. Though if I shut the window and try to re-open it
> > happens again. This happens on new user accounts I create. My main account I
> > use works fine. I have deleted and re-created the accounts several times but
> > always the same problem. What's weird is that if I turn off my broadband
> > modem they all start working okay (but of course then I can't access the
> > internet from these other accounts) until I turn it back on. I can use BT's
> > internet explorer fine from within these accounts. I just can't understand
> > why my main personal admin account works fine but not the other ones. I am
> > networked up to a laptop (with internet sharing enabled), no firewalls
> > installed, McAfee anti-virus running, have run ad-aware several times. System
> > spec is Windows Xp SP1, Pentium 4 3.0 ghz HT, 1 gig ram, broadband supplier
> > is BT (Voyager 205 ADSL router). I'm sure it's just a case of tweaking a
> > setting but I don't know where to look or what it could be. Any advice?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > Wayne
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

Wayne H. Wilhelm
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
http://www.quadracalc.com/activity.htm (I've posted my response to this URL
in case some of my response gets truncated in the newsgroup post).

I was looking to see how stable your system is. There've been a number of
occasions where I've found systems in which the user had a habit of
accidentally making copies of groups of files, groups of folders, etc.. I'd
see folders duplicated 3 or 4 times or more along with the contents. The
duplicates can end up anywhere, even in the "Documents and Settings" folder
where the user accounts can become messed up.

Your primary account appears OK in it’s “My Documents” folder as pertains to
file count. You’ve indicated Windows Explorer, My Computer, My Documents and
IE Explorer all have problems when you create new user accounts and sign on
under those accounts.

Yet, you maintain your primary user account works satisfactorily.

***Here’s my prognosis….

You’ve installed a variety of software over time. You’ve tweaked your user
account keeping it stable. Unfortunately, the variety of software you
installed over time also became manifested within:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\
Taken further:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

Check the latter and you will see the total of everything you’ve installed
in it’s unmodified form. When you create a new user account, all of the “All
Users” section is duplicated. When you sign on under the new user accounts,
all of the software you’ve installed over a period of time becomes active
with default settings, both the good and the bad. All of the performance
related adjustments you’ve made over time are absent.

You may very well have a dozen programs trying to gobble up your system
resources at the same time. When you open the various windows you’ve
mentioned, they may be trying to grab access to Internet update resources all
at the same time. When you shutdown the Internet connection, they go into
standby on that aspect of their operations, enabling your windows to become
responsive to you.

***Solution…

(1) One possibility (if Windows XP will allow you to do it).
Replace
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\*.* including all subfolders
with
C:\Documents and Settings\your user account\*.* including all subfolders
(Untried. I’m not sure it can be done and there may be some unrequired
folders / files.)

(2) Tweak every application you see under the new user accounts,
replicating the settings in your account.

If that’s too difficult, the 3rd approach would be to backup all of your
data, then recreate your system from scratch, specify all of the user
accounts you desire, then re-install all apps.

Some tips if you re-install your system from scratch:

(1) Install Windows XP and install SP2 updates. If you don’t already
have it, order the SP2 updates CD from MS. It’s free. I ordered one for
myself and arranged to have one sent to my brother as well.

(2) Do not install popup blocking software or spy detection software.
Microsofts’
SP2 updates provides all of the protection you need aside from anti-virus
software.

(3) Install your anti-virus software. Your system is now protected.

(4) Do not install anti-spam software. Its’ a waist of your time.
Precautions are 3/4ths of the solution. Anti-spam software only tends to
make things worse. Use email Rules to isolate email you know to be
non-spam. For the spam section, scan and delete. Don’t read spam. Avoid
displaying Spam in the preview window. If you know its’ spam, don’t view
it. HTML coding makes viewing spam disastrous.

--
Cordially,
Wayne H. Wilhelm
Personal Web: http://www.quadracalc.com


"Wayne Hayes" wrote:

> In my own user account (the one which works and the windows open okay) I have
> 2466 files in 730 folders (incl sub folders) totalling 3.71 gb.
>
> In the other user accounts which don't work properly it's all the same for
> the documents folder in each one (18 files, 7 folders, total 66.2 mb).
>
> Does that make any difference? I really think it's something to do with my
> broadband as when I turn it off the other user accounts start to work.
>
> Thanks
>
> Wayne


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