System is in sig. This MAY be Windows related, but I have used the same XP Pro CD to set up several builds and this is the only 1 with the problem. This is also the only nForce 4 board that I have used.
Here's the problem:
When I click "My Computer" or navigate away from "My Documents" in Windows Explorer I get the search flashlight and it takes 25 seconds to populate. If I navigate at all in either place and click back it again takes 25 seconds to populate. I also noticed that when using my USB scanner there is a 25 second delay between clicking scan in Photoshop elements and when the scanner starts. The delay is always 25 seconds. Fresh boot, or runniing for days makes no difference. Other than this problem everything works very well. The system is very stable.
I have tried both the 6.66 and 6.70 chipset drivers, with and without the IDE drivers. The IDE drivers make my DVD drives unreliable, but don't effect this issue at all. Returning everything to stock speeds has no effect. Indexing service is off, but on or off makes no difference. There are no network drives mapped. I'm running all of my SATA drives on the nForce RAID controller. Using the Marvell network controller.
I have tried disconnecting the optical drives, disconnecting all USB devices including USB mouse, various BIOS and Windows settings none of which has any effect. I do have front panel USB ports connected and have verified that the extra ground is not present. Disconnecting them has no effect. I have not found any description of a similar problem on the net. Considering a Windows reload, but that's a lot of work that may not solve the problem.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. I'm really at
with this problem. It's not a huge issue, but can be very inconvenient when scanning several pages, etc.