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Program Slowdown after Upgrade to XP

By cubeslave ·
I have a database program that I have to perform file maintenance (archiving) on. Immediately after we upgraded our PCs to XP, and the XP compatible version of the program, I notice that the data archiving process was absurdly slow. If the DB was designed so we could slowly siphon off the old data without taking it out of service this wouldn?t be a problem, but it isn?t designed that way.

Task Manager never reports more than about 5% CPU usage. It is so slow, that we have kept a 98 machine around for maintenance.

Our new PCs are five times faster, with twice the memory, so this makes no sense at all.

I have tried changing the priority of the task, as well as numerous Performance Options, but it still crawls.

Periodically I try to get somewhere with the vendor, but I?ve gotten nothing from them yet.

Any ideas?

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by Enrique Corona In reply to Program Slowdown after Up ...

Hi.
I had the same problem i just install tuneup utilities and the sistem was ok again.

the thing is that tuneup utils. is not a free software, i might be another solution for this since is a windows patch problem.

I dont know if you have the service packs install on your system_? if you do.. try updating the bios, for example my desktop is a 3.4mhz p4 with a d915pgn mobo. it it worked kind of slow, but i recently updated the bios! and WOW i am flying now. :-) i think this could be commond on intel mobos.

hope it works for you.

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by Enrique Corona In reply to

MS doesnt recommend to disable this process,I strongly dont recomend to disable this service if you have a server, if you disable you might cause some functions to stop working fine.

this is what QoS do:
Provides network signaling and local traffic control setup functionality for QoS-aware programs and control

dependencies:
AFD networking and support enviroments.
RPC.
TCP/IP protocol driver.

bottom line i dont recomend you to disable this jus to tuneup a litle performance. not worth it. and is not the problem.

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You may also need to consider disabling QOS services associated with network connections

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by DouglasB In reply to Program Slowdown after Up ...

I assume this is in a network environment? I had the same problem with an interactive database. I was using DHCP but switched to static ip's for all comptuers. Once I did this things went very fast.

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by JohnMcGrew In reply to Program Slowdown after Up ...

Check to see if the station is getting the correct info off of the DHCP server, and confirm that your WINS service is running properly. If not, DOS applications will litterally conduct their own network search looking for the server location each and every time a file is to be accessed.

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by JohnMcGrew In reply to Program Slowdown after Up ...

Check to see if the station is getting the correct info off of the DHCP server, and confirm that your WINS service is running properly. If not, DOS applications will litterally conduct their own network search looking for the server location each and every time a file is to be accessed.

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by JohnMcGrew In reply to Program Slowdown after Up ...

Check to see if the station is getting the correct info off of the DHCP server, and confirm that your WINS service is running properly. If not, DOS applications will litterally conduct their own network search looking for the server location each and every time a file is to be accessed.

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