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How to *diagnose* windows explorer frequent freezes

How to *diagnose* windows explorer frequent freezes

It is very common on my windows xp machine for windows explorer (including taskbar) to be frequently unresponsive for several seconds (and sometimes up to a minute) any time I am browsing the file system (or using the start menu). This can get a bit frustrating....

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"Are you running any sort of anti-virus? I find that McaFee, for example, will cause the machine to exhibit exactly those symptoms - freezing, annoying pauses, but little or no CPU usage. You can try pausing the process, but that may make the entire systems freeze if you suspend the wrong thing.

Also check for disk errors, take a look at http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/ to see if there are problems with the disk itself."