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Delay in opening new programs at start-up

By stonarda
Feb 24, 2013
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  1. I have recently finished my new computer build, and it runs like a treat! The only issues I have is that at start-up, there is a delay before any program will open. My specs are below:
    > AMD 8350 8 core @4GHz
    > Gigabyte HD 7950 graphics card
    > ASUS M5a99X Evo R2.0
    > OCZ 120GB SSD
    > Western Digital Green 1tb Hard Drive
    > 16GB 1866MHz RAM
    > Windows 7 64-bit
    > 880W PSU

    At start-up, all the programs listed in the start-up folder and MSCONFIG utility all finish launching a few seconds after logging in. However, I am not able to run any program such and IE9/Firefox/Steam/Inventor Fusion until around 20/30 seconds have passed, and the widget will not come up until the 20/30 second period. IOf I am to 'spam' the IE9 shortucut 10 times, after the 20/30 second period, 10 IE9's will launch immediately. I am completely baffled, and am wondering if anyone knows how to fix this.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,946   +586

    What anti-virus are you running and is it configured to scan programs at launch?
     
  3. stonarda

    stonarda TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 141   +18

    It isn't, no but it is avast antivirus - the free version! :)
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,946   +586

    I run that too. On my laptop (has an led for disk I/o) if I disconnect the ethernet cable and reboot, I notice a LOT of I/o
    activity even with the login icons present and prior to clicking & loging on. If I wait for that to stop (20-40 sec), the system is quite responsive. If I attempt to login asap, then system is sluggish until the aforementioned I/o is quiesced.

    (Win/7 Pro 64bin 4gb ram).
     
  5. stonarda

    stonarda TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 141   +18

    Oh ok, so it is the antivirus? :) Thanks for this!
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,946   +586

    Not at all sure - - just reporting what I experience :)
     

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