From: Hans Schulze on 30 Sep 2009 13:24
I have seen the same problem when network drives are mapped to laptops that
are shut down. Workaround for some cases is to put a link to target and
disconnect network drive.
Same problem happens when any drive on the system is asleep or having a
retry. Nothing moves. Especially bad when trying to mop up the mess around
a hard disk failure that SMART is supposed to solve.
Doesn't make sense when accessing C: that F: must spin or access.
This is an old problem, years.
> I posted here by accident. I reposted in the windowsxp.basics.
> This problem is unrelated to the redX.
> "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald(a)techemail.com> wrote in message
> > (cross-post added to XP Networking)
> > "easily_confused" <sorry(a)nospam.com> wrote in message
> > news:eBrOTaoPKHA.1236(a)TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> >>I have a network drive configured that is my ipod touch (actually, an
> >> application on the touch). I map a drive to
> >> the URL and then I can transfer files to/from the ipod touch (iphone).
> >> When the ipod is not connected I run into a delay problem when I try
> >> certain
> >> things.
> >> For example, clicking on a txt file should open my editor, but it takes
> >> forever.
> >> If I just open the file with the editor using the context (right click)
> >> menu, it happens immediately.
> >> If I click on the txt file, explorer hangs either until something times
> >> out
> >> (30 sec?), or until I open another explorer window (opening the other
> >> window
> >> somehow causes the edit session to open). But, even after the edit
> >> session
> >> is opened by opening another explorer, the initial explorer window is
> >> still
> >> hung until I open yet another explorer session (the third one). Then, it
> >> displays "there was an error sending the command to the application"
> >> (even
> >> though the edit session opened with the second session).
> >> If I reboot, this doesn't happen for a while, then it starts happening.
> >> If
> >> I delete the drive mapping, it goes away. But, I don't want to delete
> >> the
> >> drive mapping. I just want it to stop trying to access it unless I
> >> specifically try to access the ipod.
> >> Is there any way to configure that?
> >> I also don't understand why clicking on the file (which then trys to open
> >> the txt file through the file associations) would try to access the
> >> network
> >> drive, but opening the file directly (through the right click "open with
> >> ....) happens immediately.
> >> Thanks
> >> EC
> > Did all this start happening after you got some help from MS for your
> > Red-X symptoms? <eg>
> > 9/6/2009 8:47 PM PST
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general&mid=450a3518-10ed-4493-b528-c2314b454adf&sloc=en-us
> > <quote>
> > Thanks, I'll try that.
> > </quote>
> > BTW Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer are not the same thing.
> > You may get better assistance from a newsgroup which supports
> > Networking for your OS which we learned earlier is XPsp3.
> > Cross-posting for convenience.
> > HTH
> > Robert Aldwinckle
> > ---