The problem is apparently limited to Windows XP as i havent witnessed anything similar on Vista or Win7 systems and they do have.NET Framework 4 installed.
It took forever for Security Center icon to show up and network interface to initialize.Microsoft really windows needs to look into this problem as there is loads of ppl with this problem, its just that half of them slow dont even know.NET slow Framework 4 is causing.There is some known problems network in Windows XP with slowly loading network icons in system windows tray, even with a fresh install, so dont bother and waste your time re-installing.Check your server's security event log for any logon failures.At this point if you found errors on system boot you should fix them in order solve slowly loading network problem.Ive had massive problems slow with ultra slow Windows XP boot.In some cases windows run dialog may hang too, in that case: Open, control Panel Administrative Tools Services.Look for, type with, error messages (red cross).If you really want to go deep, put. Service pack 3 serial ).
There is no universal fix for those errors, because every error has its own fix.
So you serial must double click that serial error to see more file details and you will get more hint about the problem.
Does this happen when you map a network drive and access it by using "dir" in a console?And were talking about 3 minutes serial here, not serial few seconds.Check both, application and.Start or agent search, related Discussions, related Forums, windows 65,391 discussions.Thats it, restart your computer and check if it solves the slowly loading network problem.