Slow Opening Files, Explorer Slow, Context click slow FIXED!!!
From: Dominique (Dominique_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 04:37:01 -0800
everybody that I've found so far that has this problem in some way or
another works on a network, and as such might have mapped drives to other
computers or servers.
What you need to do is think about whether you had any drives mapped to
servers/computers which may not be connected any more. something might have
happenned during the disconnection process which left entries in your
registry pointing in some way to these drives.
An example would be an application which was installed through a mapped
drive. The application or FILE ASSOCIATIONS (no matter what it is) might be
pointing to an exe or file on this mapped drive(which is disconnected/doesn't
My problem was my Flash MX 2004 installation, which i copied from my desktop
pc onto my notebook through a mapped drive. It has a file association for swf
files pointing to the saflashplayer.exe on that computer. Now that computer
was shut down and removed, and that's actually where this problem began, but
it never made sense for a disconnected pc to mess things up like this.
The thing is that every time a file is opened, your pc would check all file
associations and find the current file's extension to open it. now imagine it
comes accross an extension which is opened by an application it cannot
access, and that's where the lag comes in, it times out, and skips that
filetype and opens your file.
i ran a search in my registry for \\mappedPCName and found entries under a
few file associations, changed it to point to c:\prog...\flash...\ etc etc..
and everything is working kewl now.
I'd say disconnect all mapped drives and run searches in your registry for
those computer/server names and others you may have had connected before your
I really hope this works for everybody here, and I'll check back here to
check your feedback.