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Everytime windows explorer opens the root directory it scans for 2+ minutes to refresh the directory. How can I fix the problem? It us to be immediate.

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  • jcolquhoun Sep 24, 2009

    Windows XP Media Center Edition with SP3.
    At this point I've done nothing to the computer, but it's now displaying My Computer's directory instantly while I'm connected to my home/office network.
    When I go to my office or no network locations, the problem returns and what should be fast becomes very slow (2+ minutes to display My Computer's directory).
    Is there anyway to correct this problem? I wouldn't care if it only did it the first time I changed network locations.

  • savageinjun May 11, 2010

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1. open up a command prompt (i.e. cmd.exe) >> to load it go to Run, type cmd, enter.
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File system errors / possible firmware bugs.


Here are some observations.


With the internal memory formatted by the player itself:

1) The player always has multiple malformed root directery entries that don't show up as files in Windows Explorer. Particually, the "Services" folder is slightly malformed. On some systems, the Services folder won't show up in Windows Explorer (like Windows 98).

2) Any memory formatted by the player whether intneral or a microsd card, will be completely missing a partition table.


If the internal memory is formatted by anything else other than the player itself:

1) The player will not be able to write the library database and user settings to the internal memory. The song and artist names will always be "Unknown" and "rebuilding library" every time the player is truned on. The library database and user settings files show up as multiple zero length files in the root directory, one with the same name for each time the player is turned on.

2) The Audible directory will be created and filled with many, many garbage files with garbage names with very big sizes that don't actually take up memory space.

3) Trying to use a microsd card that was formatted by anyhing else results in the player hanging when rebuilding library when it tries to scan the external microsd card. The player has to be shut off buy holding the power switch.

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I want to install arcsoft totalmedia back & record on my computer. The directions say to go to the root directory on your simmpledrive external disk drive and double click setup.exe to launch the...


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If your external drive is drive E, then the root is E:\.
You can see this in Windows explorer.
1. Right click on the My Computer icon on the desktop.
OR
Right click on the Computer name in the list of components to the right of the program list (Windows 7, Vista)
OR
Click Start, run, type the word explorer and click OK.
2. Look for the drive letter that says "simpledrive"
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I have 2 suggestions based on my assumptions since you did not elaborate on what environment you are having your P3, network or single user.
1. If you are logging on a network before you open your P3, it is most likely that you don’t have a read and write access to the P3WIN directory or any of its subfolders. So, first you have to log into your computer as an administrator, we call it local administration, and go to windows explorer, right click the P3 directory and choose sharing and security on the pop-up. Add your Network ID or make sure your network ID has all the access enabled for these directories. Then you can go back to the network and restart P3.
2. If it is single user, check your P3.ini located on Windows directory and see if the WORKLOC directory is beyond 54 characters from the root directory. P3 was created in the 90’s when DOS was still one of the reigning OS. So it means it follows the 8+3 rule of filenaming and other limitations. Make sure that the directory listed is as near as possible to the root directory, that is from C:\ Many errors in P3 are caused by these limitations since we’re already used with the new Windows OS’s wherein you can almost create a folder with endless description. My suggestion is, in using P3, try to minimize your folder names to 8 characters, same goes with filenaming.

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My computer Desktop is not running.



Hi hichris_4u

You should be able to replace the Explorer.exe. Type in the command prompt expand C:\I386\explorer.ex_ %systemroot%\explorer.exe This will expand a new copy to the windows directory.

You should also download a new version of SP2 and reinstall it. You also could download a clean copy of SP2 Click the Download button. The file is 266MB. Create a folder on the C:\ root called SP2 and download it there. Create another folder called SP2 files now at a command prompt type C:\SP2\WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe /x it’ll ask you to specify an directory so point it to the SP2 Files folder and let it extract there. Now type in the command prompt expand C:\SP2 Files\I386\explorer.ex_ %systemroot%\explorer.exe to expand a new copy to the windows directory.

If you get an error on destination, try expand C:\SP2 Files\I386\explorer.ex_ c:\windows\explorer.exe

If you expanding fron the I386 from the C:\ root try expand C:\I386\explorer.ex_ c:\windows\explorer.exe

If all fails, try and download SP2 onto another machine and then burn it to a CD for install.

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Windows explorer


Both of the utilities you have listed have good reviews, but
there are three possibilities:

1) You have somehow damaged the windows shell,
explorer.exe, it's libraries or its registry entries,
while you ware cleaning your system.

In this case you will need to either re-install windows,
or at least repair windows from the install disks and
re-apply service pack 3.


2) You may still have a rogue program or a root-kit running
somewhere. Check the task manager (ctrl-alt-del),
shut down all unnecessary tasks. Then got to:

Control Panel ==> Administrative Tools ==>
Services,

and stop all unnecessary services, but do NOT
disable them, unless you know what you are doing.

they will re-start when you re-boot.


Download Mike Lin's startup monitor, and disable
all unwanted programs from starting up ==> reboot

Once you have trimmed your system to the bare minimum,

see if the problem persists.

You may also scan your system with rootkit detectors,
such as 'black light" and rootkit revealer by Mark Russinovich


3) You have a large corrupt media or picture file in your root
directory, and windows explorer is hanging while trying to
generate a preview thumbnail.

Disable: shmedia.dll = Show media
and shimgvw.dll = Show Image View


START ===> RUN
type:

regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll
regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll


To re-enable pre-view, enter the previous commands
without the /u switch.


Martin

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Windows xp sp3 problem


The most likely cause is that windows explorer is very busy or
has crashed entirely. It may actually refresh the icons if you wait an hour or ten.

One of the most common causes of explorer crashing are large malformed media files (such as downloaded movies) which are inside or below the current directory tree. When you click on a media file or a folder containing media files, Windows explorer scans the entire directory tree for media files in order to generate thumbnails and preview images. This can take a very long time, and if explorer gets stuck on a malformed file, it will totally freeze. Stopping and restarting explorer at that point, as you did, is the only escape, short of re-booting the machine.

In your case, explorer may touch some bad media files during the boot process.

Windows uses two DLL files to do this:
1) SHMEDIA.DLL (ie show media)
2) SHIMGVW.DLL (ie show image view)

You can enable and disable these DLL's on the fly, using:

regsvr32 [/u] dll-name

inside a command script = batch file *.bat

If you disable these DLLs you will not get thumbnails,
but your explorer will brows much faster, including
desktop refresh. (assuming you have media files in the tree)

This may fix your problem.

Explorer could also be waiting for the network or some physical device (could be a bad CD in the CD player)

Another trick is to hold down the control key when you menu start a program from the task manager, this launches DOS command mode with no explorer and bypasses many file locking restrictions.
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Finally,

Can you revert to SP-2 ?

(SP-3 is very recent and probably contains new bugs.)

I don't thing it's practical to troubleshoot the system after a major upgrade, looking through hundreds of thousands of registry entries.

Also, I am not sure that SP-3 is totally desirable, because it installs the complete set of updates, some of which are good for Microsoft and VERY bad for you. For example the latest media players are full of DRM (digital rights management = copy protection), and some the updates, such as WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) notification are nothing more than spy-ware designed to identify, target and harass people with shady serial numbers. If you like that kind of abuse, you might as well go all the way and get Microsoft Vista.

You may also want to go into explorer options and disable
thumb nails cashing all together. Thumbnails are implemented
very badly in Windows, they are cumulative and contain every image within a directory FOR EVER, even after the original
image is long gone. Like an Elephant, the thumbnail database
always grows and never forgets. (a bit of a privacy risk !!!)

Good luck
MJS

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