PA loads quickly..but drive lights stay on?!



  • This is my current annoyance with PA 2010. It loads quickly but the drive lights stay on a while after the load up and I can’t use PA2010 quickly enough.

    For example…I click a zip archive and open PA. It loads fast…but for some reason the drive lights to the computer stays on and I can’t access the zip archive until the drive lights die down. What’s going on?


  • conexware

    maybe antivirus scanning on demand?



  • @spwolf:

    maybe antivirus scanning on demand?

    I have antivirus turned off.


  • conexware

    @Hagen:

    I have antivirus turned off.

    on demand scanning sometimes cant be turned off until you uninstall your AV.

    How long does it take? There is no reason for PA to just open and stand there…there has to be something going on. Try reseting defaults and see what happens then.



  • @spwolf:

    on demand scanning sometimes cant be turned off until you uninstall your AV.

    How long does it take? There is no reason for PA to just open and stand there…there has to be something going on. Try reseting defaults and see what happens then.

    Just to give you an indication something is up…I open up my “old” copy of winzip 11 and it flies. I open the same archive in PA2010 (opens quickly…but I can’t do anything because drive lights are on and need to wait until they die down). I did this after resetting the defaults.


  • conexware

    @Hagen:

    Just to give you an indication something is up…I open up my “old” copy of winzip 11 and it flies. I open the same archive in PA2010 (opens quickly…but I can’t do anything because drive lights are on and need to wait until they die down). I did this after resetting the defaults.

    is PA doing anything at all? Is it looking like it is doing anything? How long does it last?

    Try uninstalling your Antivirus quickly and see what happens then.



  • You didn’t read my reply carefully. I opened up Winzip and I had no problems launching the program to read the archive. So it’s not the antivirus. If it was the antivirus…I would have experienced the same problem with Winzip as I’m having with PA.

    So the problem is not the antivirus program. So I’m not buying the argument I need to uninstall the antivirus program to see if PA will load quickly and allow me to work on archives without the headache of the drive lights staying on so long.


  • conexware

    @Hagen:

    You didn’t read my reply carefully. I opened up Winzip and I had no problems launching the program to read the archive. So it’s not the antivirus. If it was the antivirus…I would have experienced the same problem with Winzip as I’m having with PA.

    So the problem is not the antivirus program. So I’m not buying the argument I need to uninstall the antivirus program to see if PA will load quickly and allow me to work on archives without the headache of the drive lights staying on so long.

    antivirus programs sometimes whitelist applications like that.

    now you need to tell me if PA looks like it is doing anything. You can also open up task manager and see what is causing the delay.

    How long is the delay?



  • I think I found the problem. It’s PA constantly checking to see if it’s the primary source of zip archives. I selected the option to make PA the primary shell for zip archives. But even after I select this item…I am constantly seeing this message after a few reboots of PA. So why am I getting this message all the time? I think this is related to the PA drive light issue.


  • conexware

    @Hagen:

    I think I found the problem. It’s PA constantly checking to see if it’s the primary source of zip archives. I selected the option to make PA the primary shell for zip archives. But even after I select this item…I am constantly seeing this message after a few reboots of PA. So why am I getting this message all the time? I think this is related to the PA drive light issue.

    it means something that you selected is not associated by PA anymore. But i cant see how can that slowdown PA. It is just extremly quick registry check.



  • @spwolf:

    it means something that you selected is not associated by PA anymore. But i cant see how can that slowdown PA. It is just extremly quick registry check.

    You call 30 seconds a quick registry check?! That’s how long the drive lights are on…I counted.


  • conexware

    @Hagen:

    You call 30 seconds a quick registry check?! That’s how long the drive lights are on…I counted.

    registry check is not causing the delay. you can disable it by going to Options> Config> File Formats and unchecking Show Associate…… option (first one at the top.



  • @spwolf:

    registry check is not causing the delay. you can disable it by going to Options> Config> File Formats and unchecking Show Associate…… option (first one at the top.

    Okay…I did that so I’ll keep watching if this problem still occurs.


  • conexware

    @Hagen:

    Okay…I did that so I’ll keep watching if this problem still occurs.

    i am pretty sure it will… it would be helpful if you explain more how often delay happens, what happens with PA when there is delay and does it only happen with certain archives or all (big ones maybe?)



  • @spwolf:

    i am pretty sure it will… it would be helpful if you explain more how often delay happens, what happens with PA when there is delay and does it only happen with certain archives or all (big ones maybe?)

    The archives I’m opening are ones downloaded off the web. Since I associated PA with the archives…I’m seeing this delay between the time PA opens and the time I need to wait for the drive lights to die down before I can access the archive.


  • conexware

    @Hagen:

    The archives I’m opening are ones downloaded off the web. Since I associated PA with the archives…I’m seeing this delay between the time PA opens and the time I need to wait for the drive lights to die down before I can access the archive.

    next time save it to the disk and then open it (dont use Open but use Save). See if that makes any difference.


 

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