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Extreme Slowness - Strange Memory Behavior


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i am using the 'compilation' function of 'video copy and convert' in creator 2010, writing TIVO files to DVD. sometimes it works more or less normally, but sometimes (even after a full power-down reboot) when pres the "add movies" button on the "Roxio Video Copy and Convert" screen (with no other programs except task manager running on my 1GB-memory, single-core Dell XP Home machine) it takes an excruciating 5 to 10 minutes to pop a file browser window...and while i am waiting i see the memory footprint of the VideoConvert10.exe program go from about 55 Mb to 270 Mb in about 10 seconds, and then in about 10 seconds go back to 55Mb, and the back to 270 etc etc.

 

In addition (probably related) sometimes the writing process goes up to about 94% and just stops, and won't complete even after 24 hours.

 

yet sometimes the programs operates more or less as expected, popping a file browser in a few seconds and converting/writing the DVD within a few hours.

 

has anyone seen this problem? know of a solution?

 

Thanks!

 

Norm

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i am having a very similar problem (just posted a question about it, titled "extreme slowness, strange memory behavior". Creator 2010, windows xp, 1Gb Dell with single processor, when i go to "copy and convert video", just popping the "add video" file browser now (after a successful run of about 12 DVDs that I was able to generate) takes forever...and i can see in the task manager that the memory footprint goes from about 50 Mb up to 240 Mb and back again, over and over, each cycle taking about 20 seconds. cpu is pegged at 100%. very frustrating.

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i am having a very similar problem (just posted a question about it, titled "extreme slowness, strange memory behavior". Creator 2010, windows xp, 1Gb Dell with single processor, when i go to "copy and convert video", just popping the "add video" file browser now (after a successful run of about 12 DVDs that I was able to generate) takes forever...and i can see in the task manager that the memory footprint goes from about 50 Mb up to 240 Mb and back again, over and over, each cycle taking about 20 seconds. cpu is pegged at 100%. very frustrating.

 

Please, only one post for the same question; if you post in two places especially if you threadjack (add your post to someone elses thread), you will forget where and when you get answers, you will not know if the answer is for you or the original poster.

 

What is happening to you is what I would expect for an underpowered computer.

 

Here are the minimum specs for Creator 2010.

 

(Note that they were clarified for later versions to require multiple processors).

 

System requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

 

Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium; Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1; Windows XP with Service Pack 3

2.0 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM (Windows XP); 2.0 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM (Windows 7 and Vista);

1024x768 DirectX 9 compatible graphics card with at least 16-bit color setting; 24-bit or 32-bit true color recommended

Windows compatible sound card

DVD-ROM drive to install the software from DVD

Windows Media Player 10

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or above

DirectX 9.0C or above

Internet connection required for registration, product updates, and

some features. Any Internet charges are the user’s responsibility.

 

Recommended

 

Intel Core2 2.8 GHz or faster processor; AMD Phenom X4 or faster

2 GB RAM

DVD recorder

Hard disc with an addtional 10 GB of free space

 

 

Just to make sure; please attach the txt file (not copy and paste) of the dxdiag.exe evaluation of your computer. Read this and follow the instructions including step 5 and the link there.

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well, you could be right, this machine is not quite up to those specs (please see attached dxdiag file). but it seems odd that it works sometimes.

 

sorry about the double post...didn't know the group would treat it that way if i replied to another post.

 

You are correct. That dog won't hunt. You are lucky it ever worked.

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#$^@ it I just did a big write up about updating your computer and then accidentally blew it away.

 

See if NVideo has a newer driver for that video card if it is a desktop computer. I can't find anything on it at Dell and your driver is 8 years old. NVidia has a driver that is 2 years newer but I'm not sure it is going to help Go here. Look under legacy.

 

It is also important to keep your computer up to date. Follow thisbut do not worry about the firmware update for your burner.

 

You are very low on disk space. Go here and download free programs for deleting unused programs, clean up junk files and defrag your had drive. Get the free ones. I use Revo Uninstaller (Moderate Mode only), CCleaner, and Auslogics Defragmenter. Do not use a registry cleaner including the one in CCleaner but let Revo do its thing.

 

Use msconfig.exe (type in the start menu) and go to the start up tab to see how many items actually start when you boot your computer. (Try Soluto (free) if you are not sure)

 

As always, be carefull what buttons you press fot eh donloads. They will try to fool you into Browser toolsbars, or pay for programs that you don't need.

 

Remembe that your anti-virus will often slow down your computer as well as checking e-mail, etc.

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