Git freezes on help commands

I have git (v1.7.4) for windows (msysgit) installed on two different machines, both XP and Vista. It works fine, with one exception.

When I write “git help” or trigger any “help” commands, the commandline freezes for ~60 seconds, and THEN the webbrowser opens a page with the correspondinge help text.

Why this huge delay?! Anybody else experience this problem? My webbrowser is Chrome by default, but I’m not sure if this is the problem.

I may add, that after the inital freeze, it solves itself, and every subsequent help command runs flawless. Of course, after a reboot, or possibly enough time, the problem emerges again.

Thanks

EDIT:

Based on feedback I tried the following commands with GIT_TRACE=1

C:\Users\zzz\Development\Bloomberg>git web--browse http://google.com
trace: exec: 'git-web--browse' 'http://google.com'
trace: run_command: 'git-web--browse' 'http://google.com'
setup: git_dir: .git
setup: worktree: C:/Users/zzz/Development/Bloomberg
setup: cwd: C:/Users/zzz/Development/Bloomberg
setup: prefix: (null)
trace: built-in: git 'config' 'web.browser'
setup: git_dir: .git
setup: worktree: C:/Users/zzz/Development/Bloomberg
setup: cwd: C:/Users/zzz/Development/Bloomberg
setup: prefix: (null)
trace: built-in: git 'config' 'browser.start.path'

C:\Users\zzz\Development\Bloomberg>git sutatus
trace: exec: 'git-sutatus'
trace: run_command: 'git-sutatus'
*********** FREEZES FOR ~30 SECONDS*************
git: 'sutatus' is not a git command. See 'git --help'.

Did you mean this?
        status

However, I’m not very much wiser. Again, after this initail “freeze”, the same command responds instantly again.

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    What version of msysgit are you using?

    The issue 445 is all about those “delays”, but it concludes with:

    Upgrading to Git-1.7.3.1-preview20101002 solved this problem for me.

    And indeed I don’t see any delay with msysgit1.7.4.0, on WXp or Windows Server2008 (for the two servers at work where I use msysgit).

    Otherwise, Mark’s suggestions stands:

    Git has it’s own tool called “git web--browse” that invokes the web-browser.
    Set the environment GIT_TRACE to 1 to see what processes are started, and with what
    command-lines.

    The mentioned workaround (for 1.7.0.2 version for instance):

    As temporary workaround one can rename all git-<command>.html to git<command>.html in his <Git>\doc\git\html directory.
    I had the same problem on Git-1.7.0.2-preview20100309.exe and this workaround fixes the
    problem.

    Git Baby is a git and github fan, let's start git clone.