Slow Vista.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by barrowhill, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. barrowhill

    barrowhill Guest

    Have friends desktop PC to cleanup whilst he's away on holiday. Job done
    with much improvement in performance. However I've noticed one thing that
    bugs me a bit which I haven't been able to resolve.

    Startup time to Account Screen is 30 seconds. From password entry to
    visible desktop and icons is approx 10 seconds but, and this is what is
    bugging me, it takes a further 95 seconds before network access becomes
    available. During that period I can't do anything.

    The PC is a Dell Inspiron 530S running Intel Dual Core E6550 at 2.33Ghz with
    2Gbyte RAM. I've shutdown all start up programs that are not needed. The
    only two running are Microsoft Windows Operating System (ehtray.exe) and
    McAfee Security Centre.

    I suspect something to do with McAfee; not my favorite AV/Firewall package.
    I turned off real-time scanning, which improved shutdown from 30 seconds to
    15 seconds. but this is automatically restarted on reboot and another 95
    seconds elapsed before internet access available. Appreciate any comment
    others may have and whether "time to network" can be improved.
    barrowhill, Sep 29, 2011
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  2. barrowhill

    Thai Guy Guest

    I have the same problem with my Compaq Presario desktop. I use Avast!
    and I've noticed a definite pause (of about 3-4 minutes) between desktop
    appearance and full network connection to my LAN/Internet. Taking a
    look at the auto-update provisions of Avast! I find that there is a
    change you can make to the INI file for "time to update after boot". I
    changed mine from 60 seconds to 360 seconds (6 minutes) and the delay
    was gone. You might check in the McAfee forum for that type of setting

    What happens in my case is that Avast! immediately takes over the
    network (even before the icon can be updated to the blue orb) and won't
    relinquish control until the update is done.
    Thai Guy, Oct 14, 2011
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