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Windows 7: Windows 7 hangs for a bit when accessing network drive

17 Aug 2011   #1
Strickt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 hangs for a bit when accessing network drive

I can't seem to find a solution anywhere but the problem is. I have one central computer with windows 7 on it. When any computer in the house, whether it be my laptop with Vista, my desktop with XP, or my other desktop with Windows 7 connects to that network drive it hangs for a couple minutes before being able to open the file, or copy the file. This happens on all 3 machines accessing the network drive on the central computer.

This same result occurred when I setup my other desktop with windows 7 so that makes me think its something with windows 7 itself.

I do not have any firewall/antivirus programs installed, and I even turned off windows firewall and windows defender on the server that were all accessing.

Any ideas?


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17 Aug 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Strickt View Post
I can't seem to find a solution anywhere but the problem is. I have one central computer with windows 7 on it. When any computer in the house, whether it be my laptop with Vista, my desktop with XP, or my other desktop with Windows 7 connects to that network drive it hangs for a couple minutes before being able to open the file, or copy the file. This happens on all 3 machines accessing the network drive on the central computer.

This same result occurred when I setup my other desktop with windows 7 so that makes me think its something with windows 7 itself.

I do not have any firewall/antivirus programs installed, and I even turned off windows firewall and windows defender on the server that were all accessing.

Any ideas?
I will bet when you set up win 7 and it asked you what type of network you are connecting to you said "home". Home (or more properly homegroup) uses a newer version of the IP protocol (IPv6). Homegroup is designed for newer hardware and win 7 machines only.

In mixed environments (especially with older hardware) IPv6 and homegroup sometimes have connectivity issues.

A quick test/workaround is to make a new connection using workgroup. If that fixes the problem you can disable IPv6 and kill homegroup.
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