i'm running an NT Server - when trying to delete eg. just one file - it takes several minutes (!!) until the file gets deleted. i'm only getting the deleting-dialog but nothing happens.
any ideas what could be wrong?
This can also be caused by a very full recycle bin, or deleting files from a directory that has way too many files, or a fragmented MFT (especially in NT4.0 NTFS).
I assume that the problem is on a local disk, not network connection.
1) If you have some kind of real time antivirus protection, disable it and see if the problem persists
2) Do a CHKDSK on that file system
3) If you are deleting via Explorer interface, check the trashcan and try to delete file via CMD command line interface and see if the problem persists