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Explorer hanging on new Centrino Duo laptop!

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by blue_harvester, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. blue_harvester

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2002

    Posts: 661

    Location: Belfast

    I'm only after getting a Dell Precision M65 laptop from work. It runs on the Centrino Duo platform. The machine is very speedy and responsive and overall I'm happy with it. However, I use Windows Explorer and am getting peeved off with the amount of times it hangs when browsing through the directoy structure!

    Does anyone know why this happens? Any solutions to this problem. I did some research and it seems to be the flakiness of Explorer itself and the way it handles networked drives. I am constantly connected to a number of network drives so could this be the problem?
     
  2. Scythe

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,335

    I suppose if their is an error somewhere in the network it may be keeping some data back for network drives or sending invalid data. Just a thought, a setting does it or something?
     
  3. blue_harvester

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2002

    Posts: 661

    Location: Belfast

    Found a workaround to this. I disconnect all mapped network drives and have shortcuts instead (using the UNC paths instead). Once I do this everything runs smoothly.