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    Windows Explorer hangs Windows for a minute

    I have been running Windows 98SE for a few years now without issues, but over the past few months I have noticed that whenever I copy or rename files in Windows Explorer, Windows hangs for about a minute before "waking up" and resuming normal operation. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
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    Re: Windows Explorer hangs Windows for a minute

    Do you have any removable drives like a ZIP drive on the system that do not have a disk in them? If so, does the same thing happen if there is a disk in the drive. Does the same thing happen if you turn off your virus protection software?
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    Re: Windows Explorer hangs Windows for a minute

    One thing to always ask yourself , what did I change or add { such as Hardware & Software } right before this problem started, and work your way back through those changes and nine out of ten times you will find the culprit. Sometimes restoring to an earlier time will fix the problem but you will loose some things that you added in between. Of course alot of times that can be a good thing. And sometimes a pain trying to reload those things lost.

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    Re: Windows Explorer hangs Windows for a minute

    How many files are in this folder? and is it a local drive?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Windows Explorer hangs Windows for a minute

    Thank you all for your prompt response! Legare you were spot on with the clue about the ZIP drive! I don't have a ZIP drive installed, but a few months ago I borrowed an external drive to download some software to my PC and guess what ... the software was still installed. Uninstallation of the ZIP drive software fixed the Windows Explorer problem.
    Thank you again!!
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