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DFS is very slow when browsing to shared drives from our XP machines but no problem with Windows 7 machines

We have a windows 2008 domain and have XP and Windows 7 workstations on it. We recently configured DFS and have several shared drives that point to \\domain\sharename\sharename. When our users that have XP machines click on MY COMPUTER their system hangs for up to a minture before displaying C and the mapped drives, then all is normal. When our Windows 7 users click COMPUTER everything is normal and the C drive and mapped drives appear immediatly. I cannot seem to find out why there is such a delay for XP or even how to troubleshoot. All advice welcome
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XaelianCommented:
Windows XP will search for all network related printers, drives, ... every time you open "My computer" and some of them are being accessed when you open it.

You could do the following on the Windows XP machines:

1. Don't search all network folders and printers
1. Open My computer>>File Menu>>Tools>>Folder Options >>View
2. Uncheck the first checkbox which says “Automatically search for Network folders and printers”

2. Stop WIA

1. Open Start >> Run or press window+r
2. type net stop “Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)”

Best you can do is to disable it in services.msc.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
I will go in the office and try this, but will users still eventually be able to browse into their S or shared drive? If ths only allows for faster browsing of the C drive it is worth doing, but I am hoping to allow for rapid browsing of S drive as the Win 7 machines have.
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XaelianCommented:
They will be able to browse in it ;-)
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Thor2923Author Commented:
Nope, good idea but it did not work. I unchecked “Automatically search for Network folders and printers”, stopped the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)” service and disabled it. I rebooted and logged back in and clicked MY COMPUTER. I got a while box that hung there for a good 60 seconds before displaying the normal C drive, D drive and S drive. Once I am finally able to browse it seems to hold the rest of the day or at least for several hours while I am logged in. Really strange, the Win 7 machines work so well when I click on COMPUTER, but XP just seems to have a delay.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
Well, I built a completely new XP image, logged into our domain and had no problems browsing the C and S drives from MY COMPUTER. There must be something wrong with our original image. I do not know what caused it, but at least I can fix it now.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
good input in reference  to XP machines, but issue seems to be something that was configured into our original XP image years ago
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