Long delay starting "My Computer" and related programs

Posted: 07-29-2004, 09:58 AM
AFTER installing XP on top of 2k I have a delay of > 2
minutes when doubleclicking "My computer". Other related
programs using the same process (whichever it is) also
have the same delay, i.e. CD-burning software, Word when
looking for files etc. etc. Can anyone give me a tip as
how to find and rectify this problem? Please!

Long delay starting "My Computer" and related programs


Responses to "Long delay starting "My Computer" and related programs"

Gerry Cornell
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Re: Long delay starting "My Computer" and related programs
Posted: 07-29-2004, 11:40 AM
Nils

Check you have updated software / drivers for printers / scanners.

A more methodical approach. Look in Event Viewer for Error Reports ( system
tab ).


Make an exact note of the precise text of any error message. Minor
discrepancies can
make it harder to search for information about the error message.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Administrative Tools, Event
Viewer.
When researching the meaning of the error, information regarding Event ID,
Source
and Description are important.

HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...&Product=winxp

Part of the Description of the error will include a link, which you should
double click
for further information and you can copy using copy and paste.
http://go.microsoft.com/fw.link/events.asp
(Please note the hyperlink above is for illustration purposes only)

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double click
on the
error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a button resembling
two
pages. Double click the button and close Event Viewer. Now start your
message
(email) and do a paste into the body of the message. This will paste the
info from the
Event Viewer Error Report complete with links into the message. Make sure
this is
the first paste after exiting from Event Viewer.

Links giving some information about specific Error Reports are:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/support/ee.asp

http://www.eventid.net/search.asp

These links, however, do not contain information about each and every Error
Report.

In Event Viewer there is no facility to print Error Reports. A workaround is
copy and
paste the Error Report into an email, send it to yourself and print off the
copy in your
Inbox or your Sent Items folder.

--

~~~~~~


Hope this helps.

Gerry
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"Nils S" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:650201c47552$9236a7c0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> AFTER installing XP on top of 2k I have a delay of > 2
> minutes when doubleclicking "My computer". Other related
> programs using the same process (whichever it is) also
> have the same delay, i.e. CD-burning software, Word when
> looking for files etc. etc. Can anyone give me a tip as
> how to find and rectify this problem? Please!
Nils S
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Re: Long delay starting "My Computer" and related programs
Posted: 07-29-2004, 01:12 PM
Thanks Gerry!
Your first hint hit homebase! (Beeing a Swede I am not
sure I use the expression correctly!)
I disconnected my USB hub with 7 units attached,
restarted and NO DELAY IN STARTING MY COMPUTER!
Now I need "only" to find which hardware is not happy by
attaching one at a time...
Thanks again!
Nils S
>-----Original Message-----
>Nils
>
>Check you have updated software / drivers for printers /
scanners.
>
>A more methodical approach. Look in Event Viewer for
Error Reports ( system
>tab ).
>
>
>Make an exact note of the precise text of any error
message. Minor
>discrepancies can
>make it harder to search for information about the error
message.
>
>You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start,
Administrative Tools, Event
>Viewer.
>When researching the meaning of the error, information
regarding Event ID,
>Source
>and Description are important.
>
>HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in
Windows XP
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
us;308427&Product=winxp
>
>Part of the Description of the error will include a
link, which you should
>double click
>for further information and you can copy using copy and
paste.
>http://go.microsoft.com/fw.link/events.asp
>(Please note the hyperlink above is for illustration
purposes only)
>
>A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event
Viewer and double click
>on the
>error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is
a button resembling
>two
>pages. Double click the button and close Event Viewer.
Now start your
>message
>(email) and do a paste into the body of the message.
This will paste the
>info from the
>Event Viewer Error Report complete with links into the
message. Make sure
>this is
>the first paste after exiting from Event Viewer.
>
>Links giving some information about specific Error
Reports are:
>
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/support/ee.asp
>
>http://www.eventid.net/search.asp
>
>These links, however, do not contain information about
each and every Error
>Report.
>
>In Event Viewer there is no facility to print Error
Reports. A workaround is
>copy and
>paste the Error Report into an email, send it to
yourself and print off the
>copy in your
>Inbox or your Sent Items folder.
>
>--
>
>~~~~~~
>
>
>Hope this helps.
>
>Gerry
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>FCA
>
>Stourport, Worcs, England
>Enquire, plan and execute.
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>Please tell the newsgroup how any
>suggested solution worked for you.
>http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>"Nils S" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:650201c47552$9236a7c0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> AFTER installing XP on top of 2k I have a delay of > 2
>> minutes when doubleclicking "My computer". Other
related
>> programs using the same process (whichever it is) also
>> have the same delay, i.e. CD-burning software, Word
when
>> looking for files etc. etc. Can anyone give me a tip as
>> how to find and rectify this problem? Please!
>
>.
>
Ted Zieglar aka \Rocky\
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Re: Long delay starting "My Computer" and related programs
Posted: 07-29-2004, 01:33 PM
Nils,

Glad you found your answer.

You wanted to say that Gerry's first hint "hit a home run". A home run means
that the baseball was hit out of the playing field, so the batter will
score. Home plate (not home base) is where the batter stands when trying to
hit the pitch. If the batter hits a home run, he'll run around the bases and
end up back at home plate.

--
Ted Zieglar
formerly "Rocket J. Squirrel"


"Nils S" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:689501c4756d$b12b3360$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks Gerry!
> Your first hint hit homebase! (Beeing a Swede I am not
> sure I use the expression correctly!)
> I disconnected my USB hub with 7 units attached,
> restarted and NO DELAY IN STARTING MY COMPUTER!
> Now I need "only" to find which hardware is not happy by
> attaching one at a time...
> Thanks again!
> Nils S
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Nils
> >
> >Check you have updated software / drivers for printers /
> scanners.
> >
> >A more methodical approach. Look in Event Viewer for
> Error Reports ( system
> >tab ).
> >
> >
> >Make an exact note of the precise text of any error
> message. Minor
> >discrepancies can
> >make it harder to search for information about the error
> message.
> >
> >You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start,
> Administrative Tools, Event
> >Viewer.
> >When researching the meaning of the error, information
> regarding Event ID,
> >Source
> >and Description are important.
> >
> >HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in
> Windows XP
> >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
> us;308427&Product=winxp
> >
> >Part of the Description of the error will include a
> link, which you should
> >double click
> >for further information and you can copy using copy and
> paste.
> >http://go.microsoft.com/fw.link/events.asp
> >(Please note the hyperlink above is for illustration
> purposes only)
> >
> >A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event
> Viewer and double click
> >on the
> >error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is
> a button resembling
> >two
> >pages. Double click the button and close Event Viewer.
> Now start your
> >message
> >(email) and do a paste into the body of the message.
> This will paste the
> >info from the
> >Event Viewer Error Report complete with links into the
> message. Make sure
> >this is
> >the first paste after exiting from Event Viewer.
> >
> >Links giving some information about specific Error
> Reports are:
> >
> >http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/support/ee.asp
> >
> >http://www.eventid.net/search.asp
> >
> >These links, however, do not contain information about
> each and every Error
> >Report.
> >
> >In Event Viewer there is no facility to print Error
> Reports. A workaround is
> >copy and
> >paste the Error Report into an email, send it to
> yourself and print off the
> >copy in your
> >Inbox or your Sent Items folder.
> >
> >--
> >
> >~~~~~~
> >
> >
> >Hope this helps.
> >
> >Gerry
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >FCA
> >
> >Stourport, Worcs, England
> >Enquire, plan and execute.
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >Please tell the newsgroup how any
> >suggested solution worked for you.
> >http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> >"Nils S" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >news:650201c47552$9236a7c0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> AFTER installing XP on top of 2k I have a delay of > 2
> >> minutes when doubleclicking "My computer". Other
> related
> >> programs using the same process (whichever it is) also
> >> have the same delay, i.e. CD-burning software, Word
> when
> >> looking for files etc. etc. Can anyone give me a tip as
> >> how to find and rectify this problem? Please!
> >
> >.
> >

Gerry Cornell
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Re: Long delay starting "My Computer" and related programs
Posted: 07-29-2004, 01:37 PM
Nils

You may get a clue in Device Manager. Start, Control Panel, System,
Hardware, Device Manager.


--

~~~~~~


Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FCA

Stourport, Worcs, England
Enquire, plan and execute.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please tell the newsgroup how any
suggested solution worked for you.
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"Nils S" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:689501c4756d$b12b3360$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks Gerry!
> Your first hint hit homebase! (Beeing a Swede I am not
> sure I use the expression correctly!)
> I disconnected my USB hub with 7 units attached,
> restarted and NO DELAY IN STARTING MY COMPUTER!
> Now I need "only" to find which hardware is not happy by
> attaching one at a time...
> Thanks again!
> Nils S
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Nils
> >
> >Check you have updated software / drivers for printers /
> scanners.
> >
> >A more methodical approach. Look in Event Viewer for
> Error Reports ( system
> >tab ).
> >
> >
> >Make an exact note of the precise text of any error
> message. Minor
> >discrepancies can
> >make it harder to search for information about the error
> message.
> >
> >You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start,
> Administrative Tools, Event
> >Viewer.
> >When researching the meaning of the error, information
> regarding Event ID,
> >Source
> >and Description are important.
> >
> >HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in
> Windows XP
> >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
> us;308427&Product=winxp
> >
> >Part of the Description of the error will include a
> link, which you should
> >double click
> >for further information and you can copy using copy and
> paste.
> >http://go.microsoft.com/fw.link/events.asp
> >(Please note the hyperlink above is for illustration
> purposes only)
> >
> >A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event
> Viewer and double click
> >on the
> >error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is
> a button resembling
> >two
> >pages. Double click the button and close Event Viewer.
> Now start your
> >message
> >(email) and do a paste into the body of the message.
> This will paste the
> >info from the
> >Event Viewer Error Report complete with links into the
> message. Make sure
> >this is
> >the first paste after exiting from Event Viewer.
> >
> >Links giving some information about specific Error
> Reports are:
> >
> >http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/support/ee.asp
> >
> >http://www.eventid.net/search.asp
> >
> >These links, however, do not contain information about
> each and every Error
> >Report.
> >
> >In Event Viewer there is no facility to print Error
> Reports. A workaround is
> >copy and
> >paste the Error Report into an email, send it to
> yourself and print off the
> >copy in your
> >Inbox or your Sent Items folder.
> >
> >--
> >
> >~~~~~~
> >
> >
> >Hope this helps.
> >
> >Gerry
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >FCA
> >
> >Stourport, Worcs, England
> >Enquire, plan and execute.
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >Please tell the newsgroup how any
> >suggested solution worked for you.
> >http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> >"Nils S" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >news:650201c47552$9236a7c0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> AFTER installing XP on top of 2k I have a delay of > 2
> >> minutes when doubleclicking "My computer". Other
> related
> >> programs using the same process (whichever it is) also
> >> have the same delay, i.e. CD-burning software, Word
> when
> >> looking for files etc. etc. Can anyone give me a tip as
> >> how to find and rectify this problem? Please!
> >
> >.
> >
 
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