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Hi,

I am a noob here, was wondering if anyone has come across this proplem before:-
When I go to open any file eg. document, picture or audio from a folder it takes between 5 and 10 seconds to open, however if I open them from the application direct it is instant, I have discovered that when I disable my LAN connections the problem stops, but I need them both running for my network and internet connection, I have been running hassle free for some years like this, the problem only started about a week ago, don't recall installing any software or hardware, if anyone knows about this or has any suggestions that may help me solve it I would greatly appreciate it?

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Sean. :4-dontkno
 

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Try opening My Documents or My Computer (it doesn't matter). At the top, click Tools, and then Folder Options. Click the View tab and uncheck where it says "Automatically search for network folders and printers".

If that doesn't work, then you might want to try and scan your system for viruses and spyware.
 

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Hi,
Thanks for you advice, have tried everything but still the same, no spyware or virus's found, it looks like a format is on the cards.

Ta

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My guess is that your computer resources are low.
When you enable your LAN, your computer acts also as a router,
and dealing with you local network and internet connection sharing
takes a lot of resources. That's what is slowing him down.
My suggestion is to add more ram/router. I'm sure that if you
try to run Word for example, with out opening a document, it will
take the same time.
Good Luck
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yeah sounds to me like it will be to do with RAM but also you got to think.. when you open word or what ever yuou have already initialised the program so its all loaded into the memory but if you double click a file it has to initialise the program first. You could also try using a program which free's up RAM as this may help but i recomend 512Mb RAM as this will run almost anything reasonably.
 
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