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Windows 7: Network occasionally fails to be activated on bootup

16 Mar 2010   #21
BruceUK

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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In an effort to get some more clues about the cause of this problem, I've listed below all the applications that remain enabled in the startup menu (the Wireless Assistant is the only one that I've disabled so far). They are listed in the following sequence:

Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (Synaptics)
HP MediaSmart Smartmenu (Unknown)
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U14 (Sun)
RAID Event Monitor (Intel)
IDT PC Audio (IDT)
LightScribe (HP)
Calalyst Control Center (Advanced Micro Devices)
MUI StartMenu Application (Cyberlink)
HP Quick Launch Buttons (HP)
Norton Online Backup (Symantec)
MUI StartMenu Application (Cyberlink)
Adobe Acrobat (Adobe)
Easybits Recovery (Easybits Software)
hpwuSchd Application (HP)
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U17 (Sun)
PHOTOfunSTUDIO version 2.00 (Panasonic)

The last entry (PHOTOfunSTUDIO) is the software for my digital camera. I assume I must have inadvertently told the installation program to add an entry to the startup menu when I installed it, so I can presumably disable that one. I think it launches automatically when I connect the camera via a USB port, but I have a desktop shortcut for it anyway if I need it.

The Norton Online Backup is presumably the application that has been prompting me to undertake a trial of their data backup facility. I've told it not to ask me again, so I assume I can safely disable that one?

I know Kari mentioned that the HP Quick Launch Buttons application is a waste of time, so I'll disable that one.

I'm wondering why the MUI StartMenu Application is listed twice. Any thoughts on that?

I'm not sure why Adobe Acrobat is in the list - does that need to be always active?

Regarding the other entries, are there any that you definitely consider unnecessary to have running at startup?

Again, many thanks for your continuing help on this - it's much appreciated!

Hello Bruce.


Black, if you don't need them to start when the PC starts you should be able to disable using "Option One" RED I would remove using "Option Two" in the tutorial.
Hello again,

Thanks for such a quick response. Just one point - I notice you haven't annotated either of the entries for MUI StartMenu Application. Is it necessary for this item to be listed twice (especially as the two entries will be consecutive, once I've disabled/removed the two intervening entries)?


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16 Mar 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I would recommend that you experiment with disabling them one at a time to see if there will be any adverse affects by disabling either of them at startup; I don't have enough knowledge of these 2 to advise you.
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16 Mar 2010   #23
BruceUK

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I would recommend that you experiment with disabling them one at a time to see if there will be any adverse affects by disabling either of them at startup; I don't have enough knowledge of these 2 to advise you.
OK thanks. I'll report on progress!
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16 Mar 2010   #24
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Bruce, those two MUI Cyberlink services are only to allow DVD Suite and Power2Go (part of HP 'bloatware') to start faster.

DVD Suite is used to watch BD's / DVD's, Power2Go to burn disks. Both belong to Cyberlink DVD Suite (Start Menu > All Programs > Cyberlink DVD Suite). I have removed those entries from my dv7's startup as unnecessary; if I need these apps I can wait an extra second or two.

Kari
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16 Mar 2010   #25
BruceUK

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Bruce, those two MUI Cyberlink services are only to allow DVD Suite and Power2Go (part of HP 'bloatware') to start faster.

DVD Suite is used to watch BD's / DVD's, Power2Go to burn disks. Both belong to Cyberlink DVD Suite (Start Menu > All Programs > Cyberlink DVD Suite). I have removed those entries from my dv7's startup as unnecessary; if I need these apps I can wait an extra second or two.

Kari
Thanks for that, Kari. I never watch DVDs or BDs on the computer and I don't expect to need the Power2Go application either, so I'll disable both entries as you suggest. Thanks again.
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16 Mar 2010   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Kari for helping out!
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29 Mar 2010   #27
BruceUK

Windows 7
 
 

Just a progress report on this bootup problem. The problem has not recurred since I last posted here. I haven't disabled all of those startup items that were suggested but I've disabled the following so far:

Lightscribe
PhotoFunStudio
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U14
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U17
Adobe Acrobat

I will probably disable more of them gradually to monitor the effect.

Although the problem hasn't happened recently, I'm still finding that there is a surprising variation in the times that it takes to enable the network connection and perform the other "visible" functions, such as populating the icons on the desktop and those for applications that are pinned to the taskbar. Sometimes it all happens extremely quickly but sometimes I'm waiting for anything up to a couple of minutes. In particular I've noticed that the icons are initially "populated" when they are displayed but are then blanked out and subsequently repopulated. This seems a strangely inefficient way of doing it - is it because Windows is checking to see if the icons have been updated with new "pictures" since the previous session?

Anyway, I'm not sure why there should be such a big variation in the bootup times - can anyone suggest the reason for this?
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29 Mar 2010   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Bruce.



Just off the top of my head, it could be that some of the startup progs/apps may be waiting for an internet connection to check for updates availability.
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29 Mar 2010   #29
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BruceUK View Post
Just a progress report on this bootup problem. The problem has not recurred since I last posted here. I haven't disabled all of those startup items that were suggested but I've disabled the following so far:

Lightscribe
PhotoFunStudio
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U14
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U17
Adobe Acrobat

I will probably disable more of them gradually to monitor the effect.

Although the problem hasn't happened recently, I'm still finding that there is a surprising variation in the times that it takes to enable the network connection and perform the other "visible" functions, such as populating the icons on the desktop and those for applications that are pinned to the taskbar. Sometimes it all happens extremely quickly but sometimes I'm waiting for anything up to a couple of minutes. In particular I've noticed that the icons are initially "populated" when they are displayed but are then blanked out and subsequently repopulated. This seems a strangely inefficient way of doing it - is it because Windows is checking to see if the icons have been updated with new "pictures" since the previous session?

Anyway, I'm not sure why there should be such a big variation in the bootup times - can anyone suggest the reason for this?
The less you have loading at boot up, the better off you are. In addition to your programs loading at boot up, Windows starts services and processes. Windows will shut down the services that are not needed; but some do load initially.

The flickering of your icons and the repopulation is not unusual. It happens to me when running certain themes. It happens routinely on my XP computer.
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29 Mar 2010   #30
atomicwedgie

Vista, Ubuntu, Win7
 
 

I have this same problem on my wife's machine even with a fresh install. My machine, which sits right next to hers has never had this problem. Neither of us have WiFi in our main machines.

Like the OP, a reboot usually fixes it. I would have to guess it has more with a network card driver than anything else.

I haven't had time to sit down and really troubleshoot yet though.
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