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Currently using a Fujitsu Amilo Laptop running WIN XP Home on a network with a Server running Win 2000 Advanced Server also 17 Computers running Win 98 SE. Recently purchased a new harddrive for the laptop and transferred a folder (1.6GB) to a Win 98 Se machine on my network, it took about 50 minutes. Now I want to transfer all back to the laptop but it keeps telling me it will take up to 8 hours to do it. File transfer is very slow on the return to the laptop. Any ideas???
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Sounds like one or more of the cards in the machines in use is not negotiating its speed and/or duplex correctly, or you just have a really congested and/or slow network.
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1) Reading on a laptop is much faster than writing. On desktops there is a much smaller speed difference since they are much faster hard drives.

2) Update all the NIC drivers on both machines and make sure that you are using the fastes port on your hub/switch, or use a crossover CAT 5 cable to connect them directly.

I hope this helps !
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There is also a remoet chance that it is miscalculating the time required. This may go down immensely after justa minute or so.

Also, I have found that if you have 10,000 files all 1kb each, it may take 5 hours to transfer. If you have a 10MB file (10,000x1kb) you might be able to transfer that in just 30 seconds. Try zipping the folder and then transferring it.

I hope this helps
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