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Slow loading of programs after connecting to the internet

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Senor Pez, Feb 7, 2004.

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  1. Senor Pez

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    This is a rather odd...I just recently (by recently, I mean less than a week ago) completely wiped my HD and reinstalled windows. I got everything all set up again and reinstalled the connection software from my ISP (AT&T Dialup).

    The first time I used it, everything worked fine. However, when I connect to the internet (either through the ATT program or through the windows connection) programs will load VERY slowly. But here is the strange part - if I have task manager open, I can see the process load up, but then the actual application will not load. After a few minutes, anything I opened during the first little while will all open at once. Odd...?

    So I decided to do a little experiment. I would end one process at a time and saw if anything changed. If it didn't, I would re-open it. I found out that if I closed the process called "svchost.eve", the programs would all load. However, the svchost would re-load itself and when it did, there would be no user name associated with it in the Task Manager. Any program I opened after that also had no user name.

    Anybody ever hear of this or have any suggestions?
     
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    svchost is a program in windows that is a link between the .dll libraries and the programs that need them. Ie you'll typically have multiple versions of the application running.

    As to why stopping that and they load up i don't reallly have a idea about why it would do that. Thought knowing what svchost is might give you a lead
     
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    Yeah, I know what svchost does...but I couldn't find any rhyme or reason as to why it did what it did.
     
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    Is there any <Internet Connection Speed> setting that requires adjustment after the install?
     
  5. Senor Pez

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    There is nothing wrong with the actual internet...this problem (any program that I run - Word, Powerpoint, Media Player, etc - loads very slowly when I try to execute them) only occurs when I connect to the internet.
     
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    Another new thing...any program that was open when I log on to the internet freezes and won't respond. This lasts about 5 minutes from the time I log on.
     
  7. Senor Pez

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    And now, it seems that every once in a while, after I disconnect, programs will not open. This usually lasts longer.

    One more oddity - at a LAN party where I had Broadband, the whole "not loading" thing didn't occur.
     
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