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6909Re: Re: [NTO] Problem: 30 seconds to open txt file

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  • Alec Burgess (g)
    Dec 14, 2005
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      Hi Corl:
      Fascinating problem! It looks like all the things I could think of to
      remotely debug this through the forums have been tried

      Just a couple of suggestions that won't solve it but might provide more

      If you haven't already got them, get Process Explorer, FileMon and RegMon
      (all free and all from sysinternals.com).

      You say that it always takes 30 seconds to open the first time in Notetab
      but is quick (around 1 to 3 seconds) when opening the first time in Notepad
      or other apps that open the same txt file from the network.

      1- If you open the same file quickly in Notepad and then try to open it in
      Notetab, is it still a slow open? ditto trying to open it first in Notetab
      light and then again in Notetab pro?

      2- If you have files A,B, and C all on the network drive and in same or
      different folders, does "paying" the 30 second wait to open file A the first
      time have and effect when you try to open file B and/or file C in the
      same/different folders?

      With Process Explorer you can "watch" the files in use by Notepad and/or
      Notetab as the opening of the file from the network takes place. With
      FileMon you can set it to show all accesses to the file from *any* program.

      Maybe you'll be able to spot something anomalous - perhaps a firewall or
      anti-virus program getting involved that shouldn't (though it sounds like
      you've already ruled these out.)

      Note: Regmon seems less likely to provide any meaningful information here,
      but its a nice tool that might show something ... here or when trying to
      debug other problems :-)

      Regards ... Alec
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "xtx222003" <xtx222003@...>
      To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 17:47
      Subject: [gla: Re: [NTO] Problem: 30 seconds to open txt file

      > Hi Jeffery,
      > I have Norton as well, I looked at this a week ago, I even set it to
      > exclude scanning txt files, it made no difference.
      > The .ini file must be updating because when I open NTP all the files
      > I left open, open with it.
      > All my troubleshooting to date only makes a stronger case that the
      > issue is with NT, but if Norton were the problem, how would you go
      > about addressing it?
      > So my firewall might let HomeSite, Word, Dreamweaver, notepad and
      > other text editors open a txt file immediately, but block the same
      > file for 30 seconds when opening it with NT??
      > Thanks,
      > Corl
      > > Since it seems to happen on frst opening, I would look at either
      > the
      > > Firewall or the antivirus to be the culprit. My Norton System Works
      > > scans programs as they close, and prevents them from updating their
      > INI
      > > files.
      > >
      > > ~~
      > >
      > > Jeffery G. Scism, IBSSG
      > >
      > >
      > > (\o/)
      > > ./_\ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Genie-Angels/
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