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windows v7 workstation randomly indexes /searches when accessing mapped network drive

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We have a windows V7 Pro workstation connected to a windows sbs2008 server, which a few times per day, when accessing folders on our mapped network drive, seems to index itself, with the green progress bar across the top of the screen.

This takes around 5 minutes to complete, but then it works OK for some time. Not sure whether having not used the workstation for an periods of time is relevant, but it does seem to do it most, first thing in the morning and after being left unused for an hour or so.

All of our other 10 workstations works perfectly. I can see no events in the event log.

I have tried various things, including :-

Updating the network card driver
Local Area Nertwork LAN settings - automatic settings > disabled
Re mapping the drive
Re building indexes, although I could not see an index for the drive in question.
Modified sleep settings for network adapter.

But I have not found anything that reolves it.

The thing that makes it a problem is that it only happens a few times a day, so whatever changes we make cannot be determind as to whether it works, till a few hours later.

The scan / index delay is long enough to make this a real pain, so if anyone can advise on how we should proceed to resolve this, I would be very much obliged.  

We have AVG installed on both our server and workstation, but as I said noone else is affected.

Many thanks.
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I tried various things to resolve it, but ended up removing the user and profile and re creating from scratch. This has resolved it totally. Many thanks to all who tried to help.
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I accept my own solution, as it was the thing which resolved my problem. Many thanks.
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