expanding favourites in IE



Alex
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
help please. i recently had to reformat my pc. In IE 6, when i click on the
favourites button, my favourites appear on my left (panel). And when i click
on any folder to expand, it would open immediately. Now, when i click to
expand a folder, it takes ages....like 20 seconds.

I know this isnt normal and there are at times when i'm in a rush to go on a
site thats in my favourites, i find myself waiting and waiting till the
folder finally decides to open. This is the same with all my folders in my
favourites.


Help appreciated.

Alex
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
I forgot to mention, i have XP Home, SP1, and I.E. 6 if it helps.

ta

Sandi - Microsoft MVP
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
What other software is running on your system? Have you tried disabling
everything else, except for firewall, to see if an improvement can be noted?

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"Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ECFFD21D-4B5D-44EC-9974-553B9E9C3944@microsoft.com...
> help please. i recently had to reformat my pc. In IE 6, when i click on
> the
> favourites button, my favourites appear on my left (panel). And when i
> click
> on any folder to expand, it would open immediately. Now, when i click to
> expand a folder, it takes ages....like 20 seconds.
>
> I know this isnt normal and there are at times when i'm in a rush to go on
> a
> site thats in my favourites, i find myself waiting and waiting till the
> folder finally decides to open. This is the same with all my folders in my
> favourites.
>
>
> Help appreciated.

Alex
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
I'm not sure what else i'm supposed to disable. I only have java, my
firewall, and my antivirus. It happens when i have nothing else running like
programs etc. I can expand the folders immediately as normal when not
connected to the net. But once i connect and try to open the folders, i have
to wait. I sometimes have to click several times and just wait. It is getting
quite annoying now as i use my favourites a lot. Any suggestions appreciated.


"Sandi - Microsoft MVP" wrote:

> What other software is running on your system? Have you tried disabling
> everything else, except for firewall, to see if an improvement can be noted?
>
> --
>
> __________________________________________
> Sandi's Site has changed - for instructions on how to
> find old URLs, go here:
> http://msmvps.com/spywaresucks/archive/2005/05/14/46971.aspx
>
> Hyperlinks used to ensure advice is current
> Sandi - Microsoft MVP since 1999
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org
>
> Visit the Internet Explorer Community
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
>
> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ECFFD21D-4B5D-44EC-9974-553B9E9C3944@microsoft.com...
> > help please. i recently had to reformat my pc. In IE 6, when i click on
> > the
> > favourites button, my favourites appear on my left (panel). And when i
> > click
> > on any folder to expand, it would open immediately. Now, when i click to
> > expand a folder, it takes ages....like 20 seconds.
> >
> > I know this isnt normal and there are at times when i'm in a rush to go on
> > a
> > site thats in my favourites, i find myself waiting and waiting till the
> > folder finally decides to open. This is the same with all my folders in my
> > favourites.
> >
> >
> > Help appreciated.
>
>
>

Sandi - Microsoft MVP
07-09-2005, 11:07 PM
Alex,

Forgive me Alex, but I would have thought "everything else, except firewall"
is quite descriptive. Did you try disabling your antivirus to see if that
fixes your problem.

I suspect that something is taking up a lot of CPU cycles when you are
online that is dormant when you are offline - do you have anything at all?
Web accelerators?

Check for malware:
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html

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Hyperlinks used to ensure advice is current
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"Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C70F3172-E254-46A3-B8C9-AAFCA73E2ECD@microsoft.com...
> I'm not sure what else i'm supposed to disable. I only have java, my
> firewall, and my antivirus. It happens when i have nothing else running
> like
> programs etc. I can expand the folders immediately as normal when not
> connected to the net. But once i connect and try to open the folders, i
> have
> to wait. I sometimes have to click several times and just wait. It is
> getting
> quite annoying now as i use my favourites a lot. Any suggestions
> appreciated.
>
>
> "Sandi - Microsoft MVP" wrote:
>
>> What other software is running on your system? Have you tried disabling
>> everything else, except for firewall, to see if an improvement can be
>> noted?
>>
>> --
>>
>> __________________________________________
>> Sandi's Site has changed - for instructions on how to
>> find old URLs, go here:
>> http://msmvps.com/spywaresucks/archive/2005/05/14/46971.aspx
>>
>> Hyperlinks used to ensure advice is current
>> Sandi - Microsoft MVP since 1999
>> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org
>>
>> Visit the Internet Explorer Community
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
>>
>> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:ECFFD21D-4B5D-44EC-9974-553B9E9C3944@microsoft.com...
>> > help please. i recently had to reformat my pc. In IE 6, when i click on
>> > the
>> > favourites button, my favourites appear on my left (panel). And when i
>> > click
>> > on any folder to expand, it would open immediately. Now, when i click
>> > to
>> > expand a folder, it takes ages....like 20 seconds.
>> >
>> > I know this isnt normal and there are at times when i'm in a rush to go
>> > on
>> > a
>> > site thats in my favourites, i find myself waiting and waiting till the
>> > folder finally decides to open. This is the same with all my folders in
>> > my
>> > favourites.
>> >
>> >
>> > Help appreciated.
>>
>>
>>


expanding favourites in IE