NT disk access hangs
Posted on 1997-06-03
I installed NT4.0. It worked fine. I later installed a multiport serial board (Comtrol Rocket Port). Everything worked fine. I removed the board and the drivers. Ever since then, alot of the time when I access a "save as" or "open" function, or anything that brings up a dialog box with the selection field showing the current drive and I select this field to show all the possible drives, it takes up to 5 sec before all the drives show up. I have a P133 with 48 Meg RAM so I know it is not a memory or processor problem. I almost think that NT is trying to access a network component that is not present so it times out. I am not on a network but do have the dial-up network stuff loaded to access my isp. HELP!!!
To Claify! When a dialog box appears as the result of say a "Save As" selection from the file menu of an application, there is a field in the top left corner of the dialog box that looks like a text entry box that displays the default or current drive where the file is to be shared. When I click in this box to show all the possible drives, the system takes 4 to 5 seconds for the drive hierarchy to become visible.