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Windows 7: Pictures now take a minute to open - used to be OK

18 Mar 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It may be your AV program holding it up. I had this problem with one innocent little program that would take 4 minutes to open because MSE had an issue with it. I put it on the MSE exclusion list, and the problem was solved.


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04 Apr 2010   #12
DarrylGittins

Windows 7
 
 

unfortunately, rebuilding the db was only a temporary solution. The problem returned after the rebuild. I wonder if the program can't handle the number of pictures I have (nearly 10,000)
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08 Apr 2010   #13
DarrylGittins

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks whs for the reply, but it's not my virus scanner. I used MSConfig and disabled everything, restarted, and the problem still occurs. I checked MSConfig, and indeed, all but a couple of essential services are disabled, and nothing else is running on the computer, yet WLPG still takes several minutes to open a photo.

Pictures open instantly with Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Windows Photo Viewer, Internet Explorer, and in Digital Image Suite 2006, but several minutes (most of the time) in WLPG. Note I say "most of the time" because sometimes WLPG does open them right away, but too often I'm sitting waiting.

I should add that I uninstalled and reinstalled all WL programs, but this didn't resolve the problem. One has to wonder why a program specifically designed to open photos would have so much trouble with the comparatively simple task of opening a photo?

I like WLPG - I think it's the best photo manager and simple editor on the market, but it's really frustrating when it hangs regularly.




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08 Apr 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

WLPG is ok although I use Fast Stone Image Viewer. Btw: there are some optional programs for WLPG. My WLPG loads really fast. I have a 9500GT graphics card. No clue why it would be so slow on your system. Must be a conflict with another process.
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