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#1 dwolver

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:28 AM

mad.gif I agree ROXIO SUCKS BIGTIME. THis bloated piece of crap completely rendered my pc useless. Roxio 10 ended up causing my computer to take over 20 minutes to boot, yes 20 MINUTES before I could reliably get any keyboard or mouse activity. After removal back down to less than a minute. I would try even to bring up task manager by right clicking on the task bar and it would take 5-10 minutes to show up.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:44 AM

QUOTE (dwolver @ Nov 10 2007, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mad.gif I agree ROXIO SUCKS BIGTIME. THis bloated piece of crap completely rendered my pc useless. Roxio 10 ended up causing my computer to take over 20 minutes to boot, yes 20 MINUTES before I could reliably get any keyboard or mouse activity. After removal back down to less than a minute. I would try even to bring up task manager by right clicking on the task bar and it would take 5-10 minutes to show up.


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Posted 16 December 2007 - 03:08 PM

This seems to be the closest post to the behavior I am experiencing (even though it is a different version) so I thought I'd try to revive it. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get rid of my slow boot time.

I installed EMC 7 today (reformatted my hard drive a few months back and just now wanted to backup some video and remembered I had to install the software again). After I installed it, I thought my computer crashed because at reboot, it went from the Dell splash screen to a blinking cursor for several minutes. During those several minutes, I tried several hard reboots, etc and then figured I'd better research after nothing worked. Came back from researching on my other computer and go figure, it was up and running normally.

Since it was up and running, I thought I'd just try to uninstall EMC so at least my computer would run correctly while I researched my options for video backup/dvd creation. Well I uninstalled and rebooted and got the same results (10 minutes of boot time, vs the 10 seconds it used to take). Went through all of the knowledge base articles and did all of the suggestions that were related to doing a "clean uninstall" and still have the problem.

Rolled back system to a previous day, seemingly successfully, but still have the same problem.

Disabled all Services and Start Up items and have the same problem. Tried to boot in safe mode but just get keyboard failure message.

I do have IE 7 and have not tried uninstalling it because I don't see this as a good option since I don't even have or necessarily want EMC on my computer anymore.

Tried to contact Roxio customer support via web and the server timed out repeatedly.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I really did try to find the answer in existing posts!

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 03:15 PM

IE7 is a very BAD option - it does nothing that isn't done better or faster than Firefox but it does mess up older apps.

You have to remember that it's a backport from Vista (along with Media Player 11) and it has been causing a lot of problems
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 05:54 PM

QUOTE (gi7omy @ Dec 16 2007, 03:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
IE7 is a very BAD option - it does nothing that isn't done better or faster than Firefox but it does mess up older apps.

You have to remember that it's a backport from Vista (along with Media Player 11) and it has been causing a lot of problems



I guess I didn't mean to say that I really want IE 7, only that it didn't seem like I should have to uninstall it to get my computer to work right again, since I don't even have EMC installed anymore. I could certainly go without IE 7. Do you think that would fix my boot time issue?

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 07:21 PM

It's hard to say - a lot of things can slow down bootup depending on what they are and when they get loaded. Check for background apps when the boot is finished and see what all is there (RoxWatch and so on can safely be stopped so they don't run up and go TSR, as can Drag to Disc).

On my own machine here what I have noticed is that the Anti Virus when installed almost doubles my boot time (I'm not suggesting getting rid of that, just using it as an example) and also mailwasher, BOINC (I run SETI here) and Spybot (anti-spyware). Each of those has to load at boot and each one slows things down and the result is cumulative

Look for icons on the bottom right in the task bar - perhaps some of them can be disabled. Use control panel, administrative tools, component services to switch them to manual (or even disable them if you aren't going to use them)
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE (gi7omy @ Dec 16 2007, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's hard to say - a lot of things can slow down bootup depending on what they are and when they get loaded. Check for background apps when the boot is finished and see what all is there (RoxWatch and so on can safely be stopped so they don't run up and go TSR, as can Drag to Disc).

On my own machine here what I have noticed is that the Anti Virus when installed almost doubles my boot time (I'm not suggesting getting rid of that, just using it as an example) and also mailwasher, BOINC (I run SETI here) and Spybot (anti-spyware). Each of those has to load at boot and each one slows things down and the result is cumulative

Look for icons on the bottom right in the task bar - perhaps some of them can be disabled. Use control panel, administrative tools, component services to switch them to manual (or even disable them if you aren't going to use them)


Thanks for the info. I will have to mess with it more when I have time next week. I did disable all of the startup items and services and still had the same results, but did not look into what was running when it did finally come back up. AVG was there and checked in the startup items I know, but didn't check to see what else. The only thing that changed from my 10-20 second boot time to 10 minute boot time was the install and uninstall of EMC though.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:13 PM

 dwolver, on 10 November 2007 - 09:28 AM, said:

<img src="http://forums.suppor..._DIR#>/mad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="mad.gif" /> I agree ROXIO SUCKS BIGTIME. THis bloated piece of crap completely rendered my pc useless. Roxio 10 ended up causing my computer to take over 20 minutes to boot, yes 20 MINUTES before I could reliably get any keyboard or mouse activity. After removal back down to less than a minute. I would try even to bring up task manager by right clicking on the task bar and it would take 5-10 minutes to show up.

I have the same problem... I uninstalled Roxio and my boot up is back to normal. What is going on with this company? Has anyone resolved this problem???

I have the same issue has anyone resolved this problem? I had to uninstall Roxio Creator 2010 to fix the slow boot problem.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:14 PM

 JKMM, on 21 July 2010 - 08:13 PM, said:

I have the same problem... I uninstalled Roxio and my boot up is back to normal. What is going on with this company? Has anyone resolved this problem???

I have the same issue has anyone resolved this problem? I had to uninstall Roxio Creator 2010 to fix the slow boot problem.

You responded to a 3 year old thread with a totally unrelated problem since you don't even have the same software:blink:

You might be better off starting a new thread in the correct forum for your version and give a better description then just "me too". The slow boot-up is not because of the Roxio software but related to problems with your system.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:41 AM

Try this Soluto beta (free) to see what is slowing down your computer both before and after Roxio installation.  Since it is a beta, you are at your own risk.  I used it and got significant improvements.  It give you an idea of what you have in the start up lists. The beta deletes easily.
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