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First app slow after logon

By msillers ·
After logging on, the first app (ie: start menu or an application)takes 3-5 minutes to start. After this or if not logged in all run quickly.
This occurs in win95 on an NT4 domain. We use lmhosts and hosts files to identify several computers on thenetwork. I've tried editing and removing these files. This does not happen on all computers but is spreading. We have up to date virus protection.
Any ideas?

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by BuffaloDan In reply to First app slow after logo ...

It sounds like windows is having an increasingly difficult time restoring network connections at logon. This can be caused by invalid entries in your Wins database, (the sorce of lmhosts files)

I would temporarily enable quick logon, which causeswindows to not restore network connections automatically, only when they are accessed.
Doing this, you can then monitor which network connection(s) are causing the slowdown.

You can enable quick logon by setting properties of "client for microsoft networks"

open network properties, select client for microsoft networks, select the properties for this. At the bottom, you may then select
"quick logon".

Afterwards, you may then make adjustments on your Wins server table, regarding the network resource entry which is causing excessive browsing traffic on your network.

Hope this helps.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to First app slow after logo ...

Thanks for the idea. Unfortunately, this made no difference so I'm still looking.

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by jmatt In reply to First app slow after logo ...

BOOT LOG ANALYZER. If your computer is booting slowly, this little
freeware utility at http://www.vision4.dial.pipex.com/ may identify
the source of the delay. The Boot Log Analyzer reports the delay with
loading each DLL (Dynamic Link Library) and identifies problems some
of the DLL may be having with properly loading. The BLA won't fix your
problems, but you might be better informed so you can either ditch
the offending software or go looking for a fix.

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by msillers In reply to First app slow after logo ...

Sorry, but nothing out of the ordinary appeared during the boot process.

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by Gregory Pleau In reply to First app slow after logo ...

Could be a bunch of programs in the startup processes. Check the following for (unnecessary) programs:

WIN.INI - look for "load=" and "run=" entries. This section load 16 bit (read: slow) programs

REGEDIT - go to
-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
-SOFTWARE
-MICROSOFT
-WINDOWS
-CURRENTVERSION

From here, check
-RUN
-RUNSERVICES

You'd be amazed how many programs install themselves in here!

Also check HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS/CURENTVERSION for even more goodies.

Verify there is at least 100 MB free disk space on the system, and if a program like memturbo is running, that can cause a delay if set to defrag memory on boot as well.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to First app slow after logo ...

Thanks for the info but I couldn't find anything here.

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by darksight In reply to First app slow after logo ...

have you ever tried freeing up system resources. i did this on 9 of my machines and the load 5-10x faster.

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by msillers In reply to First app slow after logo ...

Already tried this. The load time doesn't seem to be the problem - it seems to be stricktly network related.

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