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Certain Operations Very Slow (Excel and Windows Photo Viewer) RRS feed

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  • I've been happily using WHS for about a year and, in general, am very pleased with it.  I have notice, however, that certain operations, such as saving a small Excel workbook to the server or trying to view a jpg that is stored on the server, can be VERY slow (10 seconds or more).  My network is gigabyte rated, and I can experience this slowness when I am the only computer active on the network, there are no backups taking place, etc.  Any ideas?

    Thanks

    PS  I'm using Windows 7 build 7100
    Sunday, October 4, 2009 1:18 AM

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  • Kariya,

    I've been using 7 RC since it came out, so I really don't remember how this box worked before 7.  I just went to another client (xp pro), which only has a 100 mb nic, and it loaded pictures from the server MUCH faster than my 7 box, even tho the 7 box is a much more capable computer with a gigabyte connection.  I also noticec the 7's Windows Photo Viewer often hangs when I try to close it down when I've been looking at jpgs on the server.

    Windows Update as well as several "free" driver update programs indicate that my nic (and other) drivers are all up to date.

    So yes, my xp box is running better than my 7 box on certain server-based functions, but my drivers appear to be up to date.  In addition, the 7 box is significantly faster than the xp box on most operations, including loading Internet pages and other NIC related operations.  Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Ed
    You could try running chkdsk /r on the hard drive in your client, but I still think it's somehow related to your NIC and/or your version of 7 (it is only RC after all).
    • Marked as answer by Sailwithed Thursday, October 8, 2009 8:00 PM
    Monday, October 5, 2009 2:59 AM
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  • I've been happily using WHS for about a year and, in general, am very pleased with it.  I have notice, however, that certain operations, such as saving a small Excel workbook to the server or trying to view a jpg that is stored on the server, can be VERY slow (10 seconds or more).  My network is gigabyte rated, and I can experience this slowness when I am the only computer active on the network, there are no backups taking place, etc.  Any ideas?

    Thanks

    PS  I'm using Windows 7 build 7100

    Do you have this problem with any other client (or with whatever OS you had on that box before 7 RC)?  If not, it might be the driver for your NIC.
    Sunday, October 4, 2009 1:24 AM
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  • Kariya,

    I've been using 7 RC since it came out, so I really don't remember how this box worked before 7.  I just went to another client (xp pro), which only has a 100 mb nic, and it loaded pictures from the server MUCH faster than my 7 box, even tho the 7 box is a much more capable computer with a gigabyte connection.  I also noticec the 7's Windows Photo Viewer often hangs when I try to close it down when I've been looking at jpgs on the server.

    Windows Update as well as several "free" driver update programs indicate that my nic (and other) drivers are all up to date.

    So yes, my xp box is running better than my 7 box on certain server-based functions, but my drivers appear to be up to date.  In addition, the 7 box is significantly faster than the xp box on most operations, including loading Internet pages and other NIC related operations.  Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Ed
    Sunday, October 4, 2009 6:38 PM
  • Kariya,

    I've been using 7 RC since it came out, so I really don't remember how this box worked before 7.  I just went to another client (xp pro), which only has a 100 mb nic, and it loaded pictures from the server MUCH faster than my 7 box, even tho the 7 box is a much more capable computer with a gigabyte connection.  I also noticec the 7's Windows Photo Viewer often hangs when I try to close it down when I've been looking at jpgs on the server.

    Windows Update as well as several "free" driver update programs indicate that my nic (and other) drivers are all up to date.

    So yes, my xp box is running better than my 7 box on certain server-based functions, but my drivers appear to be up to date.  In addition, the 7 box is significantly faster than the xp box on most operations, including loading Internet pages and other NIC related operations.  Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Ed
    You could try running chkdsk /r on the hard drive in your client, but I still think it's somehow related to your NIC and/or your version of 7 (it is only RC after all).
    • Marked as answer by Sailwithed Thursday, October 8, 2009 8:00 PM
    Monday, October 5, 2009 2:59 AM
    Moderator