If removing the network cable suddenly speeds things up, then, you're the victim of an unknown Windows bug. For example, when you right-click in Windows Explorer, does it sometimes hang?
Also, is this a computer that's run on more than one network? This happens especially on laptops that have visitied multiple lans (including your home)
You PC's Registry, or something, has Vestiges of Pointers to network resources (not just shared drives) but Icons, things it thinks are out on the network but are not there anymore. You have to wait for the time-out to finish before you have response.
I believe this is also causing slowness in general when these timeouts are in series. Just an boatload of waiting for network things it will never find.
I completely wrote my own Window Explorer where every resource request is done in it's own thread. Any thread that doesn't complete within 1 second is ferociuosly killed. End result, I have my own custom Explorer and no delays. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles, so I haven't shared it.
This really sucks... Best of all! None of the Registry Cleaner Tools, spyware tools will solve this.
I read the article first thing this morning in the WSJ (Yes, I actually pay for it) and realized it was a fluff piece.
But, what you don't understand, is that, for WSJ to put AJAX on the front-page (this wasn't hidden back in the tech-section), sas alot for what is going on.
The real story here is as follows:
I actually did it! I'm pretty excited. My Linux Server box is now running a Kernel that I compiled. What finally forced me to do it was that I had to replace the network card with one that wasn't built-in, or as a module ready to go.
I'm coming to the conclusion that soon, I need to bite the bullet and just give in to golf inevitability that I can't get much better, and if I do, it just isn't worth it.
For the past two years, I've been on a crash course to improve my golf game and become a good golfer. Spending hours practicing, hitting thousands and thousands of golf balls.
I've had the golf fever for a few years now. I just gotten over a major hurdle of changing my swing. It's the hardest thing to do. That is, most golfers will never get really good, because they have the wrong technique and they must change. The problem is, the proper technique is not at all intuitive.
This Personal Journal or Blog was a very famous journal and well read considering it was never advertised, just spread by word of mouth. My last check has it being read over 800,000 times.
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