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    Too much time loading Filemaker

    Hi Guys: [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Every time I load Filemaker, it delays more than 2 min to show me the screen. It also takes all the processor time during this time.

    OS ver.= Windows 2000
    FileMaker ver=5.5

    What is wrong?

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    Re: Too much time loading Filemaker

    Which screen - the initial splash screen or the open file screen or ??? Is this a new occurrence or has it always loaded slowly on this machine? What about other machines?

    Virus detection software will slow down the load of almost any program. As a start turn off your Virus software and see how much (if any) difference there is.

    Other possibilities are numerous and may be dependent on your system configuration.

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    Re: Too much time loading Filemaker

    .... like number of fonts and TCP/IP glitches, fragmented drive, to many Temp files ....

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    Re: Too much time loading Filemaker

    Or how many stored calcs you have [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: Too much time loading Filemaker

    If you're talking about 2 mins just to launch FM, without even opening an application, then something is seriously amiss.

    If FM is the only application which has such a slow load time, then the first thing I'd suggest is a totally clean install of FM. But before you do this you should consider a backup, run diagnostics on your hard drive(s) and defragment them.

    If the above does not change things, then the next step you might consider would be a reinstall of Win 2000.

    There's just no way you should be waiting 2 Minutes!

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    Re: Too much time loading Filemaker

    I have the same problem, only on a larger scale. I have 35 machines running filemaker 4.1 - 6, all on W2K with restricted user privledges. After the splash screen reports loading TCP/IP, the machines will hang for 1-3 minutes. If a user has elevated privledges on the W2K machine, FileMaker launches in a matter of seconds.
    It doesn't matter if its an old machine (P1) or or a 2Ghz P4, with or without sound or AV loaded.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Too much time loading Filemaker

    Ahh, some more information to work with!

    I have several Win2k/ FMpro machines with varied user rights and none delay that long - 20-30 seconds max depending upon network traffic.

    Are all of the machines part of the same domain with domain vs workgroup login?
    Is the domain Win2k Native mode, mixed mode, or NT4?
    How restricted are the permissions? [This is a key statement in your post as it appears to have a direct result in load time]
    Are the restrictions based upon security policies? (Do you apply policies to users / machines?)

    There is no end to the ways Microsoft can interfere ...

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    Re: Too much time loading Filemaker

    I have experienced this problem also.If I use my laptop on two different networks the chosen printer that is not on that network will cause a major slowdown on every file that opens as it searches for a printer that is not there.

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    Re: Too much time loading Filemaker

    First of all: Happy Holidays!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Problem: The FileMaker delays 5 min to load the TCP/IP features. After this time, it accesses the server and loads the databases (time to load the DBs: 2 seconds).

    After read all the messages, I did the following:

    1) I installed and uninstalled the FileMaker.
    2) Reviewed privileges: I have administrator privileges on my computer.
    3) Network Domain: I belong to the same domain of other users (whose do not have the problem). I am the only one with this problem.

    I have tried all and the problem is not solved. What is next?

    Thanks & Blessings to All [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Too much time loading Filemaker

    The problem was solved. Something was wrong with the user profile (windows). I deleted and recreated the user profile and voila! Filemaker launches in 2 seconds.

    Thanks for your help

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