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Windows 7: slow start help


06 May 2010   #1

 
 
slow start help

WMP Corel windvd and cyberlink powerdvd always starts up slowly why is this
can any body help it takes 15 seconds to appear and another 30 seconds before i can
use it


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06 May 2010   #2
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
WMP Corel windvd and cyberlink powerdvd always starts up slowly why is this
can any body help it takes 15 seconds to appear and another 30 seconds before i can
use it
Not sure about wmp or powerdvd, But corel WinDVD (Previously InterVideo WinDVD ) behaves in this way, throughout . It needs a time to load , and then to run.

But if you try to start those programs with having a disk in drive, you are to wait until the drive reads the disk .
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07 May 2010   #3

XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

WinDVD/PowerDVD and other apps that access the optical drive are generally slower than most other apps when you start them up. Is there a cd/dvd in your optical drive? If so, remove it and see if these apps still startup slow? Even so, 30 secs is way too long

I could be wrong, but doesn't WMP have to load the library list when it starts? Maybe that could be a cause, if your media library is very large.

Another common reason could be that the files associated with these apps are fragmented and it's taking longer to read them. Slow bootup is often because of heavy fragmentation of the startup files, and the same principle applies here...if the WMP and Win/PowerDVD files are badly fragmented, they may load slower. You may want to do a proper defrag and see if that helps.

If that doesn't help, check for nasties using a proper virus scanner. You never know...

If all applications are taking way too long to startup, time to check your hard drive for problems.

FWIW, on my XP 32 bit system (from which I am browsing atm) it takes about 2-3 secs to startup PowerDVD and about 1 sec to startup WMP after a cold boot. I don't have WinDVD to check its startup times.
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07 May 2010   #4

 
 

i defrag with smart defrag i check my hard drive 2 weeks ago and i use a video from the hard drive not a dvd
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07 May 2010   #5
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
i defrag with smart defrag i check my hard drive 2 weeks ago and i use a video from the hard drive not a dvd
Try Media Player Classic Home Cinema and see whether it is also behaving in the same way or not
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07 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
i defrag with smart defrag i check my hard drive 2 weeks ago and i use a video from the hard drive not a dvd
Could you fill in your System spec ?? So we know what are we dealing with !!

- Captain
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07 May 2010   #7

 
 

3 gb 2.40ghz q6600 intel 4
now it only takes 12 secs to load
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07 May 2010   #8
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
3 gb 2.40ghz q6600 intel 4
now it only takes 12 secs to load
How did you fix it, Wicca ?
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11 May 2010   #9

 
 

did nothing
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11 May 2010   #10
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
did nothing
So it is automatically solved ?
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