WindowsXP takes forever to view network computers

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  1. NickSo

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    I have windowsXP pro connected to a network via a router wtih 3 other computers running Win98SE. For the WIn98 computers, when viewing other computers' files and directories its very quick.

    But on my XP machine, whenever i go into NETOWRK NEIGHBORHOOD and open up a machine, the window lags for a LONG time before displayin anything. if i try to close it, it says the program is not responding, but if i wait, itll eventaully open up.

    I think i remember reading a fix about this, does anybody know about it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jeff Peake

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    If you find it, post back here. I have the exact same problem.

    I noticed that if I use DHCP from the router, it takes a long time to get the other PC's to show up...but when I changed all my connected PC's to have assigned IP addresses, they show up immediatley. I am sure there must be a better fix.
     
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  4. NickSo

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    A thread at that site suggested turning off the QOS Packet Scheduler option in the newtork connection properties.

    You should have like:
    Client for Microsoft Networks
    File and Print Sharing
    QOS Packet Scheduler
    TCP/IP

    Turn off QOS packet scheduler

    Try that.. i just did it, it SEEMS to be working so far... YMMV...
     

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