Un Cachito de la vida

Un Cachito

Un Cachito de la vida - A little piece of Cameron's life

There have been many times when I've hit a problem, spent a while trying to solve it, solved it, and then hit the same problem later while not remember how to fix it. So in the spirit of productivity, I want to document to myself what I do sometimes.In this instance, I'm running Windows XP Pro and I had the auto-login enabled for a particular user (though I think it happens when the password box is there also). Anyway, the machine would boot up to where it displays the desktop background and where it would normally display the icons and load startup programs. However, my machine would sit there for a minute or more doing nothing. I had a surprisingly difficult time figuring out what this might be, and I tried many things in vain. After some debugging with the very useful msconfig utility, I found out the delay is caused by the Workstation service due to mapped or cached network drives that can't be reached. I think I went into "My Network Places" or "Network Connections" and was able to simply delete the mounts or cached drives and voila! that fixed the problem.

Posted by charr at 10:46 AM

Reader Comments

Another effect of the cached drives is IE tends to lag when you type in a URL. I doesn't happen from a clicked link. Just so you know. :)

Posted by JC at March 21, 2006 10:35 PM

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