"My Computer" in XP SP3 slow loading
Posted on 2013-06-30
I have a computer running XP SP3 and when I go to "My Computer" whether double clicking on it or simply via a "Save" dialog box then I have to wait about 30 seconds before anything shows up.
Generally the suggestions I've seen to solve this haven't worked or involve an SFC scan.
The problem is I can't get SFC to run because it keeps wanting a disk. Someone else installed this computer a few years back but I guessed it used an OEM CD so I tried copying I386 to c: and changing the relevant registry setting but SFC now complains of the "wrong version". So I then tried the retail version and SFC still complains. Finally I tried the Volume Licence version and still SFC complains.
Can someone tell me how to get SFC to think the I386 files are correct, or an alternative way of solving this slow "My Computer" problem?