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Windows 7: Windows explorer is being slow.

29 Nov 2009   #1
Cronnix

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows explorer is being slow.

Well, long story short, my windows explorer feels way to slow, when browsing folders. Usually takes 5-7 sec to open a folder, even if it's empty inside.

The issues happens on all my 3 hard disks, of which 2 are indexed. Running windows 7 64bit professional, with i5 CPU and 4gb dual channel RAM.

Here is a SS of all my process running, any ideas what may be slowing explorer down? Any help is really appreciated, problem is driving me nuts >.<

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4526/proc.jpg


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29 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Very possibly it is your A/V. Turn off your A/V and see if problem persists. You may

want to stay off the internet while you are without protection, just to stay safe.
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29 Nov 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

It appears a lot of people are having troubles with Kasperskyand Windows 7. Try uninstalling it for the time being.
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29 Nov 2009   #4
Cronnix

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Very possibly it is your A/V. Turn off your A/V and see if problem persists. You may

want to stay off the internet while you are without protection, just to stay safe.
Thank you for the reply! If by A/V you meant anti virus, I tried to turn off kaspersky and browse some folders, but noticed almost no increase in performance. It still takes me about 4 secs to open a folder, while on my laptop it is close to instant.

This is a clean install of Win 7, even thou I saved quite a few files from old win xp, if that helps.
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29 Nov 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Right-click on the taskbar and start Task manager.

See what processes are using the most resources.
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29 Nov 2009   #6
Cronnix

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Right-click on the taskbar and start Task manager.

See what processes are using the most resources.
I attached SS of my processes running, on top are msn messenger, firefox, skype, and explorer.exe

However if two user above suggest it may be KIS related, I might as well try some other antivirus, I heard that Microsofts security essentials is quite decent, unless anyone can recommend any better?
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29 Nov 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cronnix View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Right-click on the taskbar and start Task manager.

See what processes are using the most resources.
I attached SS of my processes running, on top are msn messenger, firefox, skype, and explorer.exe

However if two user above suggest it may be KIS related, I might as well try some other antivirus, I heard that Microsofts security essentials is quite decent, unless anyone can recommend any better?
I think Microsoft Security is an exceptional choice to begin. It is free and made for windows. If you don't like it there are many choices.
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29 Nov 2009   #8
Cronnix

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Sadly enough it was KIS which caused problems, as soon I removed it folders stopped being laggy. Thanks all for help, gonna run on MSE till I figure out the issue with KIS.
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