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'My Computer' takes forever to display drives after new printer was installed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dragoncorn, Aug 23, 2012.

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  1. Dragoncorn

    Dragoncorn Thread Starter

    Aug 23, 2012
    I have just recently installed a printer (BROTHER DCP-145C) and when trying to open 'My Computer' it takes forever ( approximately 2 - 5 minutes) to display anything I've already tried
    -stopping the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
    -Unchecking the box 'Automatically search for network folders and printers
    -Disconnecting the printer

    and none of them have worked, I have had this problem once before but I forget how I solved it that time it would be greatly appreciated if you could help.

    EDIT - I managed to fix it myself by fragmenting the hard drive and cleaning the registry, probably should have thought to do that before asking this question but whatever.
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    And "cleaning the registry" may create other problems.
    Most of us here, do NOT and will not suggest in using any registry cleaner.
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