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How do you do....it? Thread, searchlight in Technical; Well here goes ,clicky my computer icon, and searchlight does its job for at least 30-40 seconds ,tried on numerous ...
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    Well here goes ,clicky my computer icon, and searchlight does its job for at least 30-40 seconds ,tried on numerous machines and exactly the same ,installed more memory and to no avail.turned off windows image aquisition or something like that and no joy, help mucho appreciated .

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    I think you're going to need to give a little more context. What do you mean by 'Searchlight'? What are you doing? When is this problem occurring?

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    just trying to open my computer,but its takes a wee while to show c: drive cd drive etc

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    I think he means the little torch symbol which appears in Explorer while the system's running through the file structure.

    Run a defrag, should help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    I think he means the little torch symbol which appears in Explorer while the system's running through the file structure.

    Run a defrag, should help.
    yep thats it ,searchlighthingmebob

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    its not only doing this on 1 comp ,3 so far!!

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    could be any number of things

    DO you have many drives mapped? are they all currently active and accessible?

    Do you have any applications installed that introduce context menus to the shell? eg: right click menu items

    Both of these can cause serious slowdown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    could be any number of things

    DO you have many drives mapped? are they all currently active and accessible?

    Do you have any applications installed that introduce context menus to the shell? eg: right click menu items

    Both of these can cause serious slowdown
    all of the above

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