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Extremely Slow Windows Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bubbler, May 18, 2010.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Flightless Bird

    After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps running,
    and essentially no CPU usage.
    A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no clear
    explanation or remedy. Any ideas?

    -Bub
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Is this on the WinXP SP3 computer you used to post your question?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Bubbler wrote:
    > After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    > responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps running,
    > and essentially no CPU usage.
    > A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no clear
    > explanation or remedy. Any ideas?
     
  3. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Bubbler" <Nono@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:-OF2bUms9KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    > responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps running,
    > and essentially no CPU usage.
    > A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no clear
    > explanation or remedy. Any ideas?
    >
    > -Bub


    Have you tried this resource:

    http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showforum=83

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell
     
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ub6oTPu9KHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Is this on the WinXP SP3 computer you used to post your question?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    > Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    > computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    > bought it)?
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > Bubbler wrote:
    >> After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    >> responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps running,
    >> and essentially no CPU usage.
    >> A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no
    >> clear
    >> explanation or remedy. Any ideas?

    >


    Yes, it's XP SP3. McAfee security suite installed and has been faithfully
    kept current for over a year.
    MS defender also installed and current. No other security software.

    I've tried several of the suggested fixes that simply stop certain startup
    items that can be reversed. No luck.

    The problem appears with Windows Explorer and EMC 9. I deleted EMC 9 again,
    re-booted, and re-installed but
    the WE slow-down still there.

    Thanks for the attention.

    -Bub
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Flightless Bird

    "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Bubbler" <Nono@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OF2bUms9KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    >> responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps running,
    >> and essentially no CPU usage.
    >> A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no
    >> clear explanation or remedy. Any ideas?
    >>
    >> -Bub

    >
    > Have you tried this resource:
    >
    > http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showforum=83
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >
    >
    >


    Thanks, Don. I've searched the support forum but found nothing addressing
    the problem.

    -Bub
     
  6. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    you might try to boot into
    safe mode and see if
    performance is better
    there.

    if so, then you might begin
    normal mode with a
    clean boot.

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    "Bubbler" <Nono@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:-OF2bUms9KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    > responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps running,
    > and essentially no CPU usage.
    > A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no clear
    > explanation or remedy. Any ideas?
    >
    > -Bub
    >
     
  7. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:-OF2bUms9KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    Bubbler <Nono@cox.net> typed:
    > After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is
    > very, very slow responding (eg. opening a drive or folder).
    > I see no other apps running, and essentially no CPU usage.
    > A google search shows a number of similar situations with
    > WE, but no clear explanation or remedy. Any ideas?
    >
    > -Bub


    Roxio, much as I like it, is often the culprit for things like that.
    Did you make sure to install any updates that were available?
    If I were you I think I'd next try an uninstall/reinstall of Roxio before
    going too much further.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Bubbler wrote:
    >>> After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    >>> responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps
    >>> running,
    >>> and essentially no CPU usage.
    >>> A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no
    >>> clear
    >>> explanation or remedy. Any ideas?

    >>
    >> Is this on the WinXP SP3 computer you used to post your question?
    >>
    >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >>
    >> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >> bought it)?

    >
    > Yes, it's XP SP3. McAfee security suite installed and has been faithfully
    > kept current for over a year.
    > MS defender also installed and current. No other security software.
    >
    > I've tried several of the suggested fixes that simply stop certain startup
    > items that can be reversed. No luck.
    >
    > The problem appears with Windows Explorer and EMC 9. I deleted EMC 9
    > again,
    > re-booted, and re-installed but the WE slow-down still there.


    Repost: Has another McAfee application or a Norton application ever been
    installed on the computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled
    when you bought it)?

    Is McAfee Security Suite a freebie from your ISP?
     
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uqQ53049KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Bubbler wrote:
    >>>> After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    >>>> responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps
    >>>> running,
    >>>> and essentially no CPU usage.
    >>>> A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no
    >>>> clear
    >>>> explanation or remedy. Any ideas?
    >>>
    >>> Is this on the WinXP SP3 computer you used to post your question?
    >>>
    >>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >>> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >>>
    >>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >>> bought it)?

    >>
    >> Yes, it's XP SP3. McAfee security suite installed and has been
    >> faithfully
    >> kept current for over a year.
    >> MS defender also installed and current. No other security software.
    >>
    >> I've tried several of the suggested fixes that simply stop certain
    >> startup
    >> items that can be reversed. No luck.
    >>
    >> The problem appears with Windows Explorer and EMC 9. I deleted EMC 9
    >> again,
    >> re-booted, and re-installed but the WE slow-down still there.

    >
    > Repost: Has another McAfee application or a Norton application ever been
    > installed on the computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came
    > preinstalled when you bought it)?
    >
    > Is McAfee Security Suite a freebie from your ISP?
    >
    >


    No additional McAfee or Norton installed.

    Yes, it's the McAffe Suite from Cox.
     
  10. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Bubbler wrote:
    >>>>> After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    >>>>> responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps
    >>>>> running,
    >>>>> and essentially no CPU usage.
    >>>>> A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no
    >>>>> clear
    >>>>> explanation or remedy. Any ideas?
    >>>>
    >>>> Is this on the WinXP SP3 computer you used to post your question?
    >>>>
    >>>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >>>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >>>> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >>>>
    >>>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >>>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >>>> bought it)?
    >>>
    >>> Yes, it's XP SP3. McAfee security suite installed and has been
    >>> faithfully
    >>> kept current for over a year.
    >>> MS defender also installed and current. No other security software.
    >>>
    >>> I've tried several of the suggested fixes that simply stop certain
    >>> startup
    >>> items that can be reversed. No luck.
    >>>
    >>> The problem appears with Windows Explorer and EMC 9. I deleted EMC 9
    >>> again,
    >>> re-booted, and re-installed but the WE slow-down still there.

    >>
    >> Repost: Has another McAfee application or a Norton application ever been
    >> installed on the computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came
    >> preinstalled when you bought it)?
    >>
    >> Is McAfee Security Suite a freebie from your ISP?

    > No additional McAfee or Norton installed. Yes, it's the McAffe Suite from
    > Cox.


    See if doing this McAfee three-step fix (followed by a reboot) resolves the
    problem: http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507

    If still no joy, post here for assistance:
    http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showforum=83
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Flightless Bird

    "Bubbler" <Nono@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:-OF2bUms9KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > After a re-install of Roxio EMC 9, Windows Explorer is very, very slow
    > responding (eg. opening a drive or folder). I see no other apps running,
    > and essentially no CPU usage.
    > A google search shows a number of similar situations with WE, but no clear
    > explanation or remedy. Any ideas?
    >
    > -Bub
    >


    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I discovered an "orphan" virtual drive. I've been unable to delete the
    drive (using many suggestions I've received), so I finally just disabled the
    drive thru
    device manager. Both [Windows]-E as well as "Windows Explorer" (thru the
    Assessories Folder) are again "fast".

    At this point, I suspect that I did the Roxio re-install a few days ago
    without having deleted the virtual drive I had created with it some time
    ago.

    I'd like to get rid of the virtual drive, but have, so far, been
    unsuccessful, so simply disabling it will have to do for now.

    Thanks to all who offered ideas.

    -Bub
     

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