Vista slowed by 3rd party software

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Romane, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Romane

    Romane Guest

    Well, you all saw my vent, and I still have some issues with Vista that I
    broached a final resort solution to in another thread (thanks to everyone
    for their responses there).

    A couple of days ago I installed a gadget (finally) that gave me the load on
    each core of my CPU, and both were running at a constant half capacity and
    frequently more. Went into Task Manager, and discovered that in the
    'Process' tab a process called NMIndexingService (from Nero) was
    constantly/permanently running at 50% and greater in the CPU column. Killed
    it from Task Manager (can always reboot if system becomes unstable).

    Suddenly my CPU started running closer to (varying between) the 1% to 15%
    mark, and Vista has become far more responsive. Also had fewer 'program not
    responding' issues, which is encouraging. So used MSConfig to kill off
    anything being started automatically that came from Nero, and as well
    knocked out 'Nero Scout' via its presence in Windows Explorer. System is
    more stable than before, though still have some 'not responding issues', and
    my nVidia driver still falls over now and again, but this has been an
    encouraging step forward. Even printing seems to go better and smoother
    (both my printers are hooked to my XP box). It's been 24 hours now since did
    the MSConfig thing, with no apparent problems.

    I offer this it as a possibility to others who are having problems with
    Vista crawling - the culprit may be another piece of software. And if the
    system becomes unstable or falls completely over by killing the offending
    process, then can always reboot to get it back to "normal".

    Romane, Jun 30, 2007
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  2. Romane

    Guess Who Guest

    It's a well known fact that the Nero Media Indexing is a system hog, and in
    my opinion, completely useless utter trash. I wrote a scathing letter to
    the folks at Nero for forcing this junk upon us. This is the last version of
    Nero I will deal with.

    Have you learned how to disable it?
    Guess Who, Jun 30, 2007
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  3. Romane

    Romane Guest

    Not sure I understand your question, but if going into MSConfig (type
    msconfig in the search box, hit enter) and taking the ticks out of anything
    that came from Nero (found 2 under the 'Services' tab, and 1 under the
    'Startup' tab), hit 'Apply' and then 'OK' fits the bill, then yes, have
    disabled it. Also, into Windows Explorer, select 'Computer', and get rid of
    'Nero Scout' - from memory, right click it, select 'properties' (I think, I
    did not take that much note) and find the checkbox you can deselect to
    prevent it starting with Vista.

    Doing this, however, means that at boot, Windows Defender will give you a
    prompt that it has prevented a program from running. Right click, choose to
    allow the blocked program to run. That will give you a dialogue box that has
    a check-box that you can select to say you do not want this program to run
    at startup. If MSConfig then comes back up when you tap the OK button, just
    close it using the 'Cancel' button (or you may end up having to go through
    the whole process again - I had to re-do it twice more because I hit OK, and
    only at the second repeat did I notice that the 'general' tab had gone back
    to 'Normal startup' instead of staying on 'Selective startup').

    Romane, Jun 30, 2007
  4. What you should do is uninstall ALL of Nero, and then re-install Burning
    ROM, Express and maybe the backup utility, and leave all of the rest of Nero


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MVP, Jun 30, 2007
  5. Romane

    Romane Guest

    (Slaps forehead with palm of hand)

    It is always the easiest solutions that are the easiest to not think about.

    Romane, Jun 30, 2007
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