I have two computers, one Windows Vista SP2 that hosts a network share folder, and a Windows XP SP3 netbook that access this share. When I try to access the share on the XP computer, Explorer (and everything related to it) freezes solid for a good 5 minutes, and then suddenly starts working. Once it starts working, it works fine.
This share has 6,382 files among 442 folders totaling 1.74 GB. I can stand to clean out the folder, but I'd like to figure out why it freezes for so long when I access it.
A sidenote that may be related is that the XP netbook does not have permanent Internet access, but the Vista box does.
Thanks for any assistance.