I've got a problem with Windows XP that's bugging me. I have several shortcuts from my desktop to the directories I use most often. When I open these directories using these shortcuts everything works fine; but when I then try to navigate to a subdirectory there is a huge (10s) pause. Is there any obvious solution?
Process Monitor from Sysinternals is good for figuring out what is going on.
This can be caused by a number of reasons including
The file summary option of process monitor is helpful in determining if other locations are been accessed.