Network problem

Hi
Some of my computers are taking a long time to access the files. Some of the computers are new and I don’t understand from where the problem is coming from.
Regards
Sherif
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi sherif60,

what is your current network config? will need some more details on this to help you out

Cheers!
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sherif60Author Commented:
I am using a workgroup and just an IP
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
do you have netbios enabled? do you have a switch or a hub   how many machines   what are the NIC speeds
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sherif60Author Commented:
We are using switch. no netbios enabled. around 50 pcs. NIC speeds 100 and 10mbps
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
and where do you have the troubles with speed, doing what exactly?
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masnrockCommented:
Have you tried setting all of the NICs for 100 Mbps, full duplex, rather than to let them autonegotiate?
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Two common problems with poor file access and copying with Windows 2000 are addressed in the links below. Have a look to see if they relate to your problem. They involve making changes to the registry. Make sure you back up your registry before making any changes:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q322755

http://www.jsifaq.com/subO/tip7200/rh7215.htm
http://jsifaq.com/SUBR/tip8800/rh8893.htm
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sherif60Author Commented:
The pc's which are working slow on the network are p4 3.0GHz, 250 RAM. These pc's when accessed takes a very long time to access the files. But my other pc's are working fine. These pc's are working on windows XP home edition. kindly help me to solve this problem as the users are really getting over my head.
Regards
Sherif
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upul007Commented:
Hi,

Please see if the Virus Guard in use is set to scan file On Access. If there is any application which loads files from the network, the virusguard may be holding it up whilst scanning.

Also if the particular file(s) the users are accessing are on the same network/work group share as well and say over 5 people (not a benchmark) access at the same time, the file server or share may be slow to respond.

Also try disabling the inbuilt XP firewall as well.

Hope the above helps you,

Best Wishes!

Upul
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
is your "computer browser service" set to automatic and started? - just an interesting thought
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masnrockCommented:
Sherif - What have you done so far? You still have not answer that part at all, even though suggestions have been provided.
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anil_uCommented:
I had this problem and It may be because you are using the xp home edition.  Have you run the 'Set up a home or small office network' from My Network places?

https://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/getstarted/configconnect.mspx
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sherif60Author Commented:
Yes I am using Xp home addition.

Dear Jay
your interesting thought is very good. Two of my computer are working fast now after I disabled the browser service. thanks . But still three of my computers are giving the same problem. I am monitoring all the systems for a day or two and will come with the results. Thanks to all my friends for their prompt and reliable support.
Regards
Sherif
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
not a problem mate,

lst us know if we need to look further :)

J
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masnrockCommented:
Try changing the settings on the NIC if you haven't already so that you can eliminate the potential autonegotiation issue. But also, do any of these machines have firewalls running on them in something like ZoneAlarm's stealth mode?
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