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Windows 7: Certain programs loading files very slowly

02 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Certain programs loading files very slowly

Hi all. I was recently having some bad video driver issues (getting frequent BSODs after updating to the latest drivers for my 560 Ti), so I did a system restore. After the restore, I'm not having any problems with that, but a new one has popped up: opening any photo or video file in Windows Photo Viewer, VLC, or MPC-HC takes a while. There's a 10-15 second delay. In the case of Windows Photo Viewer, it doesn't open the program until then. With VLC and MPC-HC, the program opens but it takes that long to load the file.

I've tried this on two separate hard drives, and opening the files with other programs (such as opening a local image file using Chrome) doesn't have the same delay. I've rebooted my computer several times, rebuilt my icon cache (which has fixed some similar bugs for me before), and checked that I didn't have an issue with color calibration (which reportedly slows down Windows Photo Viewer). Scanning with MSE turned up nothing. I can't do a system restore to any other point since this was the only one before I installed the new video card drivers that gave me even worse trouble.

So what gives?

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02 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Looks like doing a clean install of an older video driver resolved the issue.
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02 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sorry you didn't get a reply, but thanks for the update anyway. :)

Your solution may help others with a similar problem.
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