Certain folders on my computer take forever to load after awhile. I've noticed that these are usually folders with a lot of files in them.
It's weird because when I restart my computer, these specific folders will load up fine for hours until for an unknown reason, they'll start taking minutes to load.
At first, I thought it was just my external hard drives which were acting up due to it being USB, however, I found out the other night that my program file folder on the C:/ drive took a long time to load, as well.
Even if I turn the external hard drive off, cool it off, then turn it back on, those particular folders will still take awhile to load.
I've also noticed that if one folder lags, then the others will lag around the same time.
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP2
Dual Core T2300 @ 1.66.GHZ
2GB of RAM
Intel Media Accelerator 945 integrated video card
I've attached a picture of what it looks like while it's loading just to be sure.
Get ShellExView: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
When you open it, double click on Type header, so you'll see all Context Menu entries together.
Disable all non-Micro$oft Context Menu entires, restart computer, and see, if it helped.
The folder that I first noticed it on is composed of mainly video files. The other night, it happened to my program files folder. Usually, when the problem happens, I usually notice it first under the hard drive with the video files.
Under system in the event viewer, I do see a lot of disk related errors which says:
"An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation."
Not sure if that's the problem I'm having but seems possible seeing how it's the only disk related error I see.
Broni, I don't see a Type header, did you mean File Type? If it is, I'm not sure how to tell a non-ms context menu from the ms ones because it doesn't say under File Type.
I'm not sure when the problem will happen again so I'll post again with the results when it does happen.
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