Re: Strange occasional issue in Windows 10 with programmes taking a long time to load -- maybe media players in particular?

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Do you think an anti virus is checking something and will not let things work until its happy? If you play a particular file does it always happen.
Another thought. Do you have Jaws on this system?
I notice that recent versions once again insert some kind of driver in the display chain, like in the old XP days. Ever since this happened my whole windows 7 machine boots up slower and can, on occasion seem to exhibit the symptoms you say. I did a reinstall of Jaws from an update yesterday and touch wood the issue has gone. It seems this driver is there whether you are running Jaws or not. I'm not a Jaws user myself but as has been said here, it often is a good idea to have several screenreaders.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "JM Casey" <>
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Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 9:17 PM
Subject: [nvda] Strange occasional issue in Windows 10 with programmes taking a long time to load -- maybe media players in particular?

Hey folks. I'm sorry, this isn't directly an NVDA issue, but the list
moderators are often quite relaxed about letting things drift off on
occasion, and I'm not currently signed up to any forums where I can ask
directly, so I wondered if there might be someone here who has had
experience with a similar issue.

I'm running Windows 10, 1803. I have the last version of winamp, 5.666, with
the patch designed for Windows 10.

Although I'm not certain these things are related, I feel like this actually
started with VLC. Some months back I downloaded the 64-bit version of VLC
3.0. I was immediately impressed with how fast it loaded. Only a few seconds
between hitting enter in file explorer and playing a video, and I thought
this was nice. However, seemingly a few weeks later, VlC was taking thirty
seconds or more to open. Recently they put out an update, which I installed,
and VlC was back to loading fast again.

Now though, and I'm not absolutely certain when this started, but it was
recent, Winamp, which I still use for audio playback, is taking a really
long time to load! Much longer than VLC did, even when it was having its
weird issue. I estimate that whether I hit enter on a file in explorer, or
use the context menu to play a folder, or use the run box to open the
programme directly, it takes about two minutes for the window to appear
and/or audio to start playing. Weirdly, once or twice it seems like the
audio starts playing, but ther'es no window for several minutes, and during
that time of coruse none of the Winamp controls work.

Any thoughts or suggestions as to what might be causing it? I have a feeling
reinstalling might fix the issue, but I'd still like to know what might have
caused this to happen.

Actually, I'm not even certain how related these things are, but

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