Solved

Programs/Files open slowly when connected to the network

Posted on 2004-03-22
3
359 Views
Last Modified: 2009-07-29
I am running Windows XP Pro on a laptop.  When disconnected, all programs open quickly.  When connected to a network, however, a simple text file takes upwards of 60 seconds to load!!!!   Even right-clicking a file to display the properties windows experiences the same delay. I have no mapped network drives, but I do have network printers.  Curiously, opening or right-clicking a file seems to generate significant network traffic, but I've scanned my computer for viruses/spyware and came up clean.  I've exhausted my theories and will now exhaust my 125 points in this forum -- HELP!!!!
0
Comment
Question by:jeffvaughn
[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 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:jeffvaughn
ID: 10668794
Problem solved!!!  A program which I previously installed using a UNC path was the culprit.  The server where the program was installed from was taken off the network and nobody told me.  Even though I wasn't using this program any longer, Windows XP was sending out packets to this non-existent server each time I double-clicked or right-clicked a local file.  I was able to find this by using a wonderful network packet sniffing program called SnoopAnalyzer Standard Edition (freeware).  Each time I right-clicked on a local file, a score of TCP packets were blasted out via the NetBios protocol.  After about 60 seconds, the properties window finally displayed as expected.  I searched the registry for any references to this server, uninstalled the culprit program and manually removed any remaining registry entries referencing this server.  A quick restart and I'm back in business.  I hope someone else can benefit from this solution, because we all know how diligent our network staff can be when it comes to considering the dependencies of their actions.  Happy (and safe) computing!
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
CetusMOD earned 0 total points
ID: 10930561
PAQed, with points refunded (125)

CetusMOD
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

There are 2 things you must have in order to connect to the internet behind a router, The "Gateway IP" of the router, which is usually something like 192.168.xxx.1, I've seen routers with default values of: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.11.1, …
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

726 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