Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by The Green Bastard, Jun 23, 2006.
even on a fresh reboot, it takes my computer 10-15 seconds to open Win explorer. (WINDOWS + E)
Check your task manager, the process is running/ but the desktop isnt being displayed?
Not sure if I follow you. I have a normal functioning desktop. Explorer.exe is running in the background. Currently at 12,812 K memory usage.
Do you have memory leaks with any of the processes?
We need to look at the thread starter (TGB)
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The Green Bastard
is your WIA service dead? I know if it crashes, it can slow windows explorer right down until it times out.
Got any pissed off removable devices? A lot of times explorer will hang trying to poll a drive that is being slow or otherwise cranky.
The fact that you're experiencing an altered perception of time from the early effects of alzheimers? Maybe if you hoot it up to an HD projection screen it will load faster.
WIA is running fine.
Do you have any network folders that have been pointed to drive letters on your machine? Reconnecting to those network folders will slow Explorer down a good bit the first time you open it after rebooting.
Not sure what you mean, but I"m not on any network.
The answer is no, then.
Hit Control + Shift + Escape, switch to the Performance tab in the Task Manager window, and monitor the CPU graph as you open Windows Explorer. See if the usage spikes or if it stays relatively flat. If it spikes, your computer is bogging down on something (see next paragraph); if it stays flat, then the computer is waiting for something to happen -- it could be a service that isn't starting properly, for example (I can't help you if this is the case; maybe someone else here can).
If the computer is bogging down, switch to the Processes tab in Task Manager, open the View menu, and click on "Select Columns...". Add the "CPU Time" column and press OK. Then close Task Manager, do stuff on your computer for an hour or so, and then open Task Manager again. Sort the list of processes so the highest CPU Time is at the top of the list. Then PrintScreen the Task Manager window, save the picture by pasting it into MSPaint (or something similar) and post the picture here so we can see the list.
Memory card readers in HP printers will do that to explorer. Stupid HP.
My HP printer is OOOOLLDDD - there were no memory card readers when that thing was built
Doing that now.
(waits for progress report)
My taskmanager spikes when I open Windows Explorer.
And after an hour+ of normal usage:
I also forgot to mention that I did a fresh XP Pro Barely Naked reinstall a month ago.
Hmm. I recognize all of those processes except one: "nod32krn.exe". Survey says it's an antivirus app. Try disabling your antivirus, rebooting, and opening Windows Explorer. See if it opens faster.
Failing that, try to use the CPU Usage column in the Processes tab of Task Manager to identify which processes are causing those spikes when you load Windows Explorer. Tell us what they are, if you can identify them. Sorting the Process list by User Name should help with that.
In checked msconfig, and had a couple startup items I didn't need: qttask, nerocheck, and SMSystemanalyzer.
I disabled them first, rebooted, and it's fast to open explorer now.
And that's with the antivirus still running.
I should have looked in there first.
This is a good opportunity for a sound debate about euthanasia, and how it application for the elderly can save reources: both hospice care, and tech support.