I'm using Win XP SP3, and I'm finding that the Windows File dialogs (Import, Save File As etc) are incredibly slow in MS apps such as Access and Word.
By default, these dialog boxes open up in "My Documents". Clicking the dropdown to change the location can take 30-40 secs, during which time, if I click again, the window title displays 'Not responding'.
Once it does respond, I can click on 'c:\' in the dropdown, and it refreshes the list below almost instantly, but when I click on a folder such as 'Program Files', it will take ~30 secs again, before it opens.
This problem used to happen sporadically before, but now it's pretty constant. I run a small home office network, but I haven't made any changes in quite a long time (eg machines, mapped drives etc). Of course, I have been applying MS patches though.
Has anyone found similar issues, and perhaps the cause?