These are two identical HP computers both running XP Home, networked
with our router.
Your Run tests confirms that the share \\V-Central is slow with NTP,
and the mapped V:\ is the winner by a landslide.
Thanks for confirming that I'm not crazy when I unplug everything
during a lightning storm.
> Is V-central a server or workstation? If it is a server, it could
> Active-Directory issue. I do not know how to configure Active
> but if the PC is not in the correct workgroup, it can be very slow.
> have experienced this with the software I support in my day job.
> What version of Windows is V-central? What version of Windows is
> PC? There may be a clue there.
> The difference between the \\computername\etc. and V:\etc. is that
> could be some sort of network configuration that is not quite right
> makes the resolution of \\computername take longer. One way to test
> is to click Start > Run then type \\V-Central and press Enter. If
> Explorer opens right away, then it is something to do with NoteTab.
> do the Start > Run and type V:\ and see if Explorer opens as fast
> other way. I have seen some programs that will not find a
> the network, but you can ping the PC.
> You could also try the IP address of \\V-central in the run box.
> My guess would be either something with active directory, or some
> misconfiguration on the network.
> I have also seen lightning do weird things to network cards. Over
> years, I have experienced 5 clients having lightning strikes that
> just enough damage to the network card on one or more PCs that all
> programs on the network work, except the one I support. Replacing
> network card fixes the problem. If you have had a lightning strike
> other major power surge, swapping out a network card may help.
> Larry Hamilton
> Kairos Computer Solutions
> Sales Affiliate for Grisoft Anti-Virus
> xtx222003 wrote:
> > Jeffery thanks for that fantastic question! Alec thank you for
> > googling it down (sometime I forget how much one can learn from
> > a simple search), it was worth more than a shot, because...
> > BAM!!! The files open just like that now!!! I followed the
> > in the link for "network drive mapping", and BAM!!! I'm able to
> > files from both computers browsing through the newly created
> > Drives with no delay at all! The old method of using My Network
> > Places is still like pouring molasses.
> > I redid the "copy name" experiment you suggested, and you can see
> > results:
> > SHARED file path
> > \\V-central\my documents\DELUNA_verna\Working Files\Arts.txt
> > MAPPED file path
> > V:\DELUNA_verna\Working Files\Arts.txt