Vista 64 slooow application launch

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by CADdaddy, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. CADdaddy

    CADdaddy Guest

    After the SP1 install now all application launches (MS Outlook
    browsers, all applications) can take 5-20 seconds to launch, which i
    absolutely nutty! If I cycle superfetch from 3 to 0 and back to 3 th
    applications will open quick (normal) for a little bit and then i
    regresses back to 20 second delays
     
    CADdaddy, Oct 26, 2008
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    glatzfront Guest

    Would defragging maybe help?

    Do things open Ok in safemode?

    You might try the system configuration utility- selective startup to
    see if you could discover any problems? Help is available in the
    utility.
     
    glatzfront, Oct 26, 2008
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  3. CADdaddy

    f/fgeorge Guest

    I am guessing you have more than 2 gig of memory in the machine? If
    not upgrade!!!
     
    f/fgeorge, Oct 26, 2008
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  4. CADdaddy

    CADdaddy Guest

    Thanks for the help. I Defragged a long time ago with no change.

    In Safe Mode the initial launch has a slight lag (normal) and all
    subsequent launches of the same app are instant. What does that mean?

    I have seen the system configuration utility but I don't recall how to
    get back into it. I have good knowledge of how to do things but I am
    afraid I don't know what I should be looking for.

    btw... I am running a laptop, 4MB RAM with Ready Boost USB drive,
    purchased in July and made for Vista so there should be no conflicts.
     
    CADdaddy, Oct 26, 2008
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    DDW Guest

    I am guessing that you are a moron. There is no upgrade for you.

    DDW
     
    DDW, Oct 26, 2008
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  6. CADdaddy

    glatzfront Guest


    Start- run- type in _msconfig_

    Read through the help, lower right, try selective startup to see if
    apps open correctly. Help explains it well.
     
    glatzfront, Oct 27, 2008
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  7. CADdaddy

    glatzfront Guest

    P.S. Disconnect from the internet before doing selective startup.
     
    glatzfront, Oct 27, 2008
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  8. CADdaddy

    CADdaddy Guest

    I did a selective startup and removed most un-needed applications. I
    also disabled indexing. No change. What I did notice is that my
    problem is related to the internet connection. The slow app launch is
    present after being connected to the internet. The applicaitons launch
    normally when I unplug the internet. Any ideas where to head next?
     
    CADdaddy, Oct 27, 2008
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    Victek Guest

    Open the task manager and watch processes and network activity. That may
    reveal the cause.
     
    Victek, Oct 27, 2008
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  10. CADdaddy

    glatzfront Guest

    You might try uninstalling the network adapter driver in device manager
    and let windows reinstall it upon reboot, but I'm only guessing. Someone
    else may be of more help here?
     
    glatzfront, Oct 27, 2008
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    Shlizar Axis Guest

    I'm having exactly the same issue, but then on the 32-bits version of Windows
    Vista Home Premium and it's driving me insane...

    I recently had to reinstall my PC and since then i've got 3 very irritating
    problems. The first one is where it takes up to 1 minute (!) before the
    application starts (it could be anything from the Windows Explorer, to the
    Internet Explorer, to an empty Notepad or a game).

    Prior to the reinstall i didn't have this problem and with that particular
    installation i had SP1 installed as well.

    The second problem i have is that my entire system slows down for a few
    seconds at intervals of 1 minute. It doesn't matter what i do, if i'm writing
    a document, listening to music, watching a movie, playing a game, anything.
    Imagine that you listen to a song while reading a news article and every
    minute, the music slows down and the internet article you read doesnt respond
    well to scrolling via the mouse wheel. (>_< )

    What strikes me as odd is that every time my system slows down, my WUSB300N
    Wireless Linksys adapter indicates that there is some kind of network
    activity.

    Before i reinstalled my PC i had the same problem before, although the
    length of the decrease in performance was longer then after the
    reinstallation. When i was using PerfMon i found 2 processes connected to my
    Panda Antivirus 2008 software that created a peak at exactly those intervals.
    I contacted Panda Security and they supplied me with a patch for my virus
    scanner. The problem appeared to have been solved at that time. However, here
    comes the catch... When i reinstalled my PC and installed all the drivers,
    Windows Updates and the Panda Antivirus 2008 software, this particular
    problem reappeared. So, i installed the patch Panda Security gave me. To my
    suprise, the problem wasn't solved. When i looked at the PerfMon, the 2
    processes that appeared to have caused the decrease in performance didn't
    seem to cause the problem this time. After walking through the active
    processor, i couldn't pinpoint which one is causing the problem this time...
    (T_T )

    So, just to be sure, i removed my Panda Antivirus 2008 to install a newer
    version of the same software. But alas, to no avail...

    Mind that this problem occured on a clean installation of Windows Vista Home
    Premium 32-bits. At that time i had only installed the basic drivers (for
    instance for my ATI Radeon 8800 and my WUSB300N Wireless Adapter), the
    currently available Windows updates and the Panda Antivirus 2008 software.

    The third problem (which started about 1 1/2 week ago) is that Windows
    freezes at random times. Normally my doesn't freeze up, but like last sunday,
    it froze up 3 times in a period of 30 minutes... Even when you are just
    reading an article on the internet with nothing else active. Not even a media
    player.

    These 3 problems drive me insane... Especially since i can't find the cause
    of the problem.

    But since this thread mentioned that applications only seemed to have
    problems when connected to the internet, i was thinking that all 3 of the
    problems i'm experiencing are related to each other. But i can't put my
    finger on it...

    I was wondering if there was a tool, next to PerfMon that i could use to
    keep track of the Wireless network activity, CPU usage, and processes. I've
    tried NetLimiter, but it didn't register anything when the system slows
    down...
     
    Shlizar Axis, Oct 29, 2008
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  12. CADdaddy

    CADdaddy Guest

    Updated the network card driver, it did find a newer version and did
    re-boot. It took a few minutes to connect and for a little bit my app
    were loading fast... then they switched to slow again. It is a weir
    thing how it is sort of a delayed reaction. So a toggling of th
    superfetch or unplugging of the network appears to change loading times
    What could Vista be doing in the background. I do have externa
    network drives but disabling that software doesn't result in a change.
    Any ideas anyone? I don't believe uninstalling the NIC and the
    re-installing it would be different than the upgraded driver
     
    CADdaddy, Oct 30, 2008
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  13. CADdaddy

    glatzfront Guest

    Try running the CCleaner with the downloaded settings and if no joy
    you might try reposting this with a title that better describes th
    problem, now that you know more???
     
    glatzfront, Oct 30, 2008
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  14. CADdaddy

    CADdaddy Guest

    Mama always said that stupid is as stupid does. I narrowed the issue t
    network related. Upon further review Windows OneCare firewall is th
    culprit. I disabled it and all worked normal again. Checking to see i
    Windows Vista Firewall is any better. I should have known that an M
    product was interfering with an MS product! :
     
    CADdaddy, Nov 3, 2008
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