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Folders taking too long to load

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hoon, Apr 26, 2008.

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  1. hoon

    hoon Thread Starter

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    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.

    My system:
    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.
     

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  2. devil_himself

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    Which File Types Are Their In The Folders ? Pictures Or Videos ?
     
  3. Broni

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    Another option...
    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.
     
  4. Hughv

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    Look in Event Viewer/System and Application for related errors, especially disk errors.
    Run chkdsk /r on the disk.
     
  5. hoon

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    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.
     
  6. Hughv

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    Run chkdsk /r
    The disk may be failing, but chkdsk may fix it.
     
  7. devil_himself

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    Every time You Open A Folder Explorer Caches All The Media File .... Lets See if This Helps

    Open My Computer > Go To Tools > Folder Options > View Tab > Check "Do Not Cache Thumbnails"
     
  8. hoon

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    Ok, it's set now.

    Ran chkdsk /r last night when I went to bed. It said it found 4 bad clusters and added them to the bad cluster file, not sure what that means, though.

    Hopefully it doesn't happen again. I'll post again if it does. Thanks everyone
     
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