XP Right Click & Vid Rfrsh Slow when NIC Plugged in
Posted on 2004-04-05
Hello to all!
A PC we have has recently started hanging during a right click (on icons) and various apps hang when the Network Adapter (NIC) is plugged into a Switch and X-Over to PC. Therefore when the NIC has a signal and is enabled, the symtpoms occurr. When haninging, I can drag a window around the screen, it wipes the desktop icons away like an eraser (wallpaper stays) and then the window is not refreshed when dragged, therefore 1000's of windows stay behind like Mouse Tracks (Video is not refreshing via system hang). When the NIC is either Disabled or detached, the PC works fine. Here are the specs of the PC and the attempted fixes:
Windows XP Pro SP1
Intel 3.0Ghz (800Mhz) HT
NVidia GeforceFX 9500
Drives with MB RAID (2 Pair Striped - 2 Volumes Total)
1 System HDD (SATA Raid 10K Rpm) (WINXP here)
System has worked fine until recently. User is not completely PC trained, therefore a COMPLETE backtrace of Installed Programs is vague at best.
All Symptoms remained unless noted.
-Killed all but required services for system continuity - tested with each proc killed.
-Scanned with 3/31/04 NAV Definitions & Highest Heuristics, deepest scanning, etc. (Found Clean)
-Scanned with Lavasoft AdAware (Latest Ver) with 3/31/04 Reference File. - Nothing but cookies found.
-Adjusted AGP Apeture
-Adjusted Various NVidia Settings in Display & Adapter Properties.
-Removed all peripheral shortcuts from SEND TO folder.
-Reinstalled and Full LiveUpdate! performed with NAV
-Peformed Safe Mode Test (problem still occurred)
-Tested with Native Win2000 Domain (Local & Network Accounts)
-Tested with X-Over and A WinXP Home PC
-Joined and Disjoined (with testing) from the Domain.
-Configured with DHCP & Static IP Addressing
-Administrative and User Accounts tested (Locally & Network)
-Latest Drivers applied (remember system was not always like this)
-Dell ActiveSync with a Dell PDA was the latest item installed.
The user has ALOT of peripheral software and services running, but please keep in mind that I killed all procs down to the BARE minimum and symptoms still occurred. Also remember that once the NIC is disconnected or disabled, things return to normal INSTANTLY
Finally, a pre-thank you to ALL who contribute. Big time!