April 21st, 2008, 12:41 AM
Vista gets sluggish...
Okay, So my vista laptop runs perfect... for a while! I finally got startup/shutdown to work smooth and both will perform in less than a minute...
When I use the internet (Mozilla Firefox) it works great for about 30 minutes then when I click on a link it will get stuck loading and then nothing on the browser works, vista says its responding but it isn't... Then vista starts running slow! So I have to reboot for the computer to respond correctly!
April 21st, 2008, 12:51 AM
Did you check how much resource various programs, including your browser, are using? Check for a memory leak in one program or other. Since it seems to happen when you're browser is open, I would look there first.
April 21st, 2008, 01:19 AM
Do you have a firewall by chance?
April 21st, 2008, 04:24 AM
I don't know, either I'm doing something right or everyone is doing something wrong because I hear a lot of complaints about Vista startup and shutdown time and it is definitely longer than XP, for the most part it doesn't take anywhere near 1 minute to start up or shutdown.
If anybody knows any reg hack or something of the sort to decrease either time, do share
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April 21st, 2008, 03:16 PM
You might look at what FF plug-ins you are running, I believe that they can sometimes cause issues.
April 21st, 2008, 03:52 PM
Yeah that's a good thought. Try running with none for a bit.
April 21st, 2008, 06:41 PM
Hi Raion, this is a British Newspaper site. There are 9 articles on tuning Vista.
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April 22nd, 2008, 05:03 AM
Hey all, thanks for the responses! It totally slipped my mind that I am using some rather odd plugins, I will disable them (all) and let everyone know.
@oofki Yeah, I do have a firewall... (av, and all the other goodies too)
@JPnyc I'll check for memory leaks as well...
Thanks for all your help guys!
April 22nd, 2008, 08:23 AM
For the members that don't know, Vista runs a background program called TrustedInstaller.exe in the background shortly after boot, and occasionally thereafter. From what I understand, its purpose is to scan your hardware/software for updates on drivers, software updates, etc. It chews up quite a bit of RAM and slows things down considerably, including the reboot/shutdown process (It won't allow windows to shut down unless it's done doing its job). If it's interrupted, it will start over.
Just shooting from the hip here, but have you looked into that, A? Personally, I let my PC sit for 20 minutes after a bootup just to let that obnoxious program do its thing and let go of my resources. Pain in the ass, but ultimately serves its purpose.
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April 22nd, 2008, 09:35 AM
That's a point O~,
TrustedInstaller certainly gave a lot of people problems a few months ago. Rumour was that it was fixed in SP1?
Also ArPaNET might like to try this:
Control Panel >
Classic View >
Problem Reports and Solutions >
Clear Solution and Problem History >
(Confirm that you want to clear the history) >
Close the control panel.
If you have problem reports in there, TI is likely to go looking for solutions from time to time
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