Slow windows explorer response
Posted on 2009-12-19
Good eve experts - I am trouble shooting a HP NW8440 that has over time become slower and slower. I am starting to do all the standard stuff - see whats running in memory, start up and the like. Nothing looks out of the ordinary. Well symantics rtvscan.exe is sitting there like like a fat pig at 121,904, but it been like that for as long as I can remember.
Basic stats on the unit:
HP Nw8440 (mobile workstation)
2 gig processor
1 gig ram
Before I dig in further a basic question....
I use my desktop as a filing system of sorts - I have various different folders with things such as customer information, CAD data, etc etc. All within folders on my desktop that are named such that they have meaning to me.
I have heard / read different opinions as to whether this is a good practice or not. (stuff on the desktop)
"C" drive is set up for a total capacity of 67.5 Gig. Total free space is 22.9 Gig.
That is 44.6 Gig filled up.
Of the 44.6 Gig, the desktop is 32.1 Gig.
Could this be slowing my system performance?
What I am observing is that when I open a folder in windows explorer, it freezes for a moment, and then finally displays. When scrolling through the files in any given directory the same thing happens. It is functional, but some what annoying.
This is a relatively recent issue (within last 2 months).
Any ideas on how to trouble shoot this?