well we replaced win98 machine with new dellpc with windows xp home. now when i access a particular network folder (has around couple thousand files) on the nt4 server i get a delay before files show up. delay is portrayed by a search lite going right-left. this wasnt happening with 98 machine. is this a security issue? other folders seem fine maybe cause they got less files but still access with 98 seemed a lot faster.btw it doesnt matter whether u navigate to that folder from word or run/start. even if u go back and forth between that folder everytime u get a delay. so its not getting cached for sure.