Create New Folder Hangs in Win Explorer
Posted on 2007-04-06
Here's the scenario:
- Open Windows Explorer
- Select drive or folder
- Select "File" menu and try to open "New" fly out menu.
- Win Explorer hangs for about 40 secs.
Once it frees up, I can create new folders quickly. However, if I move on to other tasks in other windows (after all I don't spend all day creating new folders as a rule) then go back to the already-open Win Explorer window to create a new folder, it hangs again.
I have found a work-around: I've installed the BAxBEx New Folder utility. However, this is still driving me nuts and makes me wonder what else is wrong. It is apparently related to networking. The problem goes away in the following situations:
- Safe mode
- Safe mode with networking
- Standard startup with network cable disconnected
In the latter situation, the problem resurfaces the minute I plug the cable back in.
Running Windows XP SP2, all updates and patches. Also have Novell client 4.91 SP 3 installed.
Since I have a way to get around this problem, getting an answer isn't urgent. But since it's a real challenge (at least to me), I'm throwing max points into the barrel.