Please Notice: For fastest support from PowerArchiver team, contact us via our Support page

PA 2009 is extremely slow



  • I’m sure the dev’s must be using fast PCs, but on my P3 933 MHz system, PA 2009 is annoyingly slow.

    It takes 5 seconds to load even a tiny archive, and (once loaded) the ribbon interface takes 1 to 1.5 seconds to settle down, as elements of the ribbon interface are initially shifting about.

    7-zip opens the same small archives in about 0.5 seconds.

    I hope there are optimizations coming, as the waiting has got me contemplating 7-zip as my default archiver.

    Thanks



  • you may disable ribbon interface



  • Disabling ribbon interface cures only the second half of the slowness problem. It is not a solution for PA taking up to 5 seconds to open a small archive.


  • conexware

    how was PA 2007?


  • conexware

    and what version are you using? (b3?) and what AV do you have installed?



  • PA 2007 was faster - I’m guessing maybe twice as fast.

    • No antivirus or antispyware at all.
    • PA 2009 B3 Standard Ed.
    • Win XP SP3; 512 MB RAM
    • Can’t be low memory issue, because performance is the same even after a reboot.
    • Can’t be disk issue, because other things start fast, and I defragged my disk about 2 weeks ago.

  • conexware

    so its 5 seconds for loading PA and opening an zip file?



  • @spwolf:

    so its 5 seconds for loading PA and opening an zip file?

    Yes. Double-clicking an archive. Even immediately reopening a file as small as 64 KB, which would have been cached both by the hard drive and by Windows, still takes at least 3 seconds (usually over 4 seconds) to load.

    Doesn’t seem to be archive type dependent, because I’m getting the same lag for ZIP, XPI, and TAR.GZ


  • conexware

    @welhaux:

    Yes. Double-clicking an archive. Even immediately reopening a file as small as 64 KB, which would have been cached both by the hard drive and by Windows, still takes at least 3 seconds (usually over 4 seconds) to load.

    Doesn’t seem to be archive type dependent, because I’m getting the same lag for ZIP, XPI, and TAR.GZ

    reopning as in opening from already open PA or again via doubleclick in windows explorer?



  • @spwolf:

    reopning as in opening from already open PA or again via doubleclick in windows explorer?

    PA completely closed then I double-click the archive in Windows Explorer.


  • conexware

    fastest PA will be is to use classic interface with classic view (no explorer view). And disabled splash screen.We will speed it up a bit by the final, but we are talking about several %.

    PA 2007 is sometimes faster, sometimes slower to start than PA 2009 (depending on settings), and slower when compressing/extracting anytime.



  • Already tried all you mentioned (except the splashscreen thing, since I see no splahscreen). Still slow, but thanks.


  • conexware

    there are some more optimizations for b4 - it should reduce load times for registered users around 30% in our testings…



  • @spwolf:

    there are some more optimizations for b4 - it should reduce load times for registered users around 30% in our testings…

    Great news! Thanks.


  • conexware

    please check with beta 4 now avail. through web update and let us know if this has been improved.

    thanks!


  • conexware

    better?



  • I noticed a slight change in speed. It opens just a bit faster. It closed much faster than before. With previous betas I could see the ribbbon collapsing item by item in a fast series of flickers. Thats been resolved.


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to PowerArchiver Forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.