I have a problem that happens on both Windows98SE and WinME. It is on a Celeron 566Mhz with 256MB RAM, 7gig HD with 1Gig free, and I have file sharing enabled. Oh yeah, and Norton 2002.
Could filesharing be what slows it down?
If you are aware of the problem then you can skip the remaing post. I'll try to thoroughly explain my problem:
The problem is that I open Explorer and expand the C: drive to see all of the sub-folders. Once I start to explore the subfolders it slows to a crawl. I'll get about 3 subfolders deep and I have to wait about 30 seconds before the files in the subfolders show. The whole window is completly froze while I'm waiting.
I'll try to reboot, and it's fast until I go about 2 subfolders deep, and then it's slow everywhere in Explorer. It's even slow closing, I'll close it and the button in the taskbar doesn't disappear until 30 seconds later.
I think it might be some update from Windowsupdate.com, things seems fine until I apply all of the patches. I was using WinME and thought that was the problem, so I downgraded to Win98SE. Now it does the same thing!
Other applications aren't affected, just Windows Explorer.
I have a Pentium 166Mhz, 64MB, with Win98SE and it's never this slow.
Any suggestions? Please!!