First thing to do is make sure you set all drives and folders to have the default indexing OFF
Then, lots of reading on tuning Win 7
Temp/Cookie Cleaner http://www.mixesoft.com/
Win7 Toolbar http://WindowsSecrets.com/comp/110210
More Win7 Tips http://windowssecrets.com/comp/110127
Utilities http://windowssecrets.com/comp/110106 (Startup Solutions)
Win7 Help http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro/
Win7 Configuration Article http://windowssecrets.com:80/comp/100218
Win7 Monitor http://windowssecrets.com:80/comp/100304
Win7 Optimizing http://www.blackviper.com/Windows_7/servicecfg.htm
Win7 Virtual XP http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/
More on Virtual XP http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=5607&tag=col1;post-5607
Win7 Adobe Notes http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/508/cpsid_50853.html#tech
Win7 Adobe Update Server Problem http://forums.adobe.com/thread/586346?tstart=0
An Adobe Win7 FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/511916?tstart=0
More Win7 Tips/FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/513640?tstart=0
Win7 God Mode http://forums.adobe.com/thread/595255?tstart=0
CS5 Install Error http://forums.adobe.com/thread/629281?tstart=0
CS5 Help Problem http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/842/cpsid_84215.html
Win7 and Firewire http://forums.adobe.com/thread/521842?tstart=0
Win7 64bit Crashing and "a" fix http://forums.adobe.com/thread/580435?tstart=0
Harm's Tools http://forums.adobe.com/thread/504907
I agree with John T.
Especially the File menu, Windows Indexing can really slow operations up, and can also "lock" working files (large), while it tries to Index those. It cannot, but that does not stop if from trying, and trying.
Check the times with that turned OFF, and let us know if it is the culprit.
It seems very, very unlikely that Windows Indexing would cause only the File menu to open weirdly. If any background Windows process was the culprit, it would likely interfere with all PP operations.
Indexing was turned on on some folders only and not in units. I've already disabled it and still have the problem.
Sorry about my youtube link, it was set to private: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fKA0oot48Q
I have the same problem as Alberto Casanova. Just made a clean install with CS5.5 - and the problem remains. All menus open quickly, except for the File Menu. Once File Menu is open (10 secs), it also takes about 10 secs to open Export submenu. All other submenus work fine. This behavior only happens when a video panel is selected, e.g. Timeline, Source or Program monitor. If the Source Monitor is empty (no video) then the File Menus opens quickly again. But even with an empty sequence open and selected, the File Menu opens with a 10 sec delay.
Any suggestions or help is very much appreciated.
CS 5.5 Master Collection
Vista x64 Business
HP Elitebook 8530w