Several things happening



Redfish
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
I have several things going on:
1. If I try to open My Computer, I get a blank screen for a couple of
minutes and the flashlight icon appears. After a couple of minutes, it
finally shows what is in my computer.
2. When using Internet Explorer, if I try to type in a website, it takes a
long time to open. If I use My Favorites, it opens right up.
3. My Scanner quit working.

D.Currie
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
"Redfish" <Redfish@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D6384C60-E317-48BF-8ADD-FB78BA99797C@microsoft.com...
> I have several things going on:
> 1. If I try to open My Computer, I get a blank screen for a couple of
> minutes and the flashlight icon appears. After a couple of minutes, it
> finally shows what is in my computer.

It's looking for something that it's having trouble connecting to; perhaps a
network share or something similar that may not be connected currently. Or
it could be having trouble accessing a drive, folder, or something else that
you have listed in My Computer.

> 2. When using Internet Explorer, if I try to type in a website, it takes
> a
> long time to open. If I use My Favorites, it opens right up.

Possibly a DNS problem or something in the hosts file. Or some other
peculiar networking glitch, including spyware that's running in the
background. Or a problem with your ISP. Or your networking settings.

> 3. My Scanner quit working.

Sorry to hear that.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:11 AM
Redfish,

For problem 1 & 3:

Long delay before files appear in My Computer in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;819017

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Redfish" <Redfish@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D6384C60-E317-48BF-8ADD-FB78BA99797C@microsoft.com...
> I have several things going on:
> 1. If I try to open My Computer, I get a blank screen for a couple of
> minutes and the flashlight icon appears. After a couple of minutes, it
> finally shows what is in my computer.
> 2. When using Internet Explorer, if I try to type in a website, it takes
> a
> long time to open. If I use My Favorites, it opens right up.
> 3. My Scanner quit working.


Several things happening