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Hi,

-----Info-----
Computer type :  Laptop
Windows XP Pro with Sp2 installed
Intel Centrino 1600MHz
1GB Ram
60GB HD

-----The problem-----
Here is the situation: I open Word 2003. I type 1 line of text (or nothing if you want). I go in the File-->Save as
The window opens. And obviously, I'm already in my Documents.
I click on the little arrow to show all the drives and it takes up to 20 sec to show them all.

I'm not connected to my network and I have 4 mapped network drives

I know this might be because Windows is looking to connect to or just to verify the mapped network drives. But my question is:

Is it possible to make Windows not try to check that everytime I'm not conected to my network (everytime I want to save a file)? and if I do, will it interfer or give me any other problems.

I'm actualy not the only one to have this type of problem. Let's think about all the other laptop users that connect to their network with their laptop and have mapped network drives and work on the road. It takes long for them too (I know some people).

I guess it is a real difficult question and I really need to solve that prob. So I give big points. Thank you !!! :)

And by the way, I will answer fast when you'll ask questions.


Chris



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You are correct in that this functionality was added in Windows 2000.

The "Look In" and "Save As" Boxes in Common Dialog Boxes Are Slow
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;%5BLN%5D;Q321126

(I have seen this registry fix to help this problem under XP.....Just need to add the value....)

The program stops responding when you try to open or to save a file in an Office 2002 program and in an Office 2003 program
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313937/en-us

Long delay in the display of file names from the "Open" dialog box in Office XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818792/en-us

Slow network performance when you open a file that is located in a shared folder on a remote network computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829700/en-us


And never hurts to make a restore point....

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I threw in a few extra docs in there, but I think the first page REG key might be worth looking at.
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by:chris-innove
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Hi john,

Good info, I'm actually working on it now. I'll give you feed back soon. Thanks.
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johnb6767,

Good answers. I thank you very much. And I now know how to handle that and of course, I know that I will never get fast on my pc if I have mapped network drive and that I'm not connected to the network.

My solution is to create a batch file or a logon script to verify if I can connect to my mnd and make them not persistent.

For those who wants to know how, here and example:

NET USE R: \\servername\share /persistent:no


Thank you !

Chris
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