Solved

Windows 2000 Professional - Slow Menus

Posted on 2001-06-04
5
128 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have a desktop that is having problem with browsing the directory tree in the "Open File" dialog box.  For example if the user is in Photoshop and goes to File, Open and then starts browsing file locations in Look In, it takes for ever.  Sometimes when he clicks the box next to Look In it can take 30 seconds for the box to drop down to show the files.

This is not just in Photoshop, it is in all Open dialog boxes, the standard File, Open box in Windows.

Thanks in Advance
Jeff
0
Comment
Question by:jbiggs19
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 50 total points
ID: 6152958
Do you have any remote (i.e. network) folders configured for your system?  Especially ones that are not currently online?  If so, it can take quite a while for Windows to search them or timeout on them.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jbiggs19
ID: 6152970
We actually have alot of network folders, this particular user probably has about 6-8 mapped drives.  All are online though.  And it seems a little weird that Windows 2000 would be much slower than Windows 95 (Previous OS)
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 6152985
Windows 2000 is NOT Windows 95 and the whole mechanism of network share access and user authentication is much more complicated.  Another consideration is network protocols.  Are you using more than one?  This can often introduce delays as Windows tries to connect to each share using each protocol until it gets one that works.  Try unbinding all unused protocols from your network adapter properties.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jbiggs19
ID: 6152993
It turned out there was an old mapped drive on there, no longer available.  Good Work!

Thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:jbiggs19
ID: 6152996
Right on the money!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
The goal of this blog is to: > note what has impeded us from reaching effective life on-call > provide 3 steps to mastering life on-call > highlight what will be achieved with effective life on-call
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question