OS is Windows XP SP3
My system has been extremely slow lately whenever I try to open any type of document or even when I try and access the right click context menu. Average time from performing an action to it being executed is about 30-40 seconds.
The actual system itself is running fine, boot times are acceptable, applications themselves open very quickly. Its just accessing files.
After some google-fu it was suggested that I disable "automatically search for network folders and printers" which did not help, but disabling the nic completely alleviates the issue.
Even after removing all network printers and network folders the problem still persists.
Help me solve this please.