Slow startup for media portal 1.6

wizard123

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    @liteglow I would suggest doing a complete full product cleanup and then delete any left over MP folders etc if there are any, then do a fresh install and fire it up without any plugins to make sure install went ok.
     

    tony72

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    Same issue. MP1.6 with only 2 active plugins.
    Win 8.1, core i5, 4Go RAM.
    No music or series database.
    It takes 40s to start up, very annoying.
    Think yourself lucky, you should see how long it takes to start up on my ultrabook (Win 8.1, Core i3, 4GB, 128GB SSD, clean install of mepo 1.6), I measure it in minutes not seconds. I plan to try and diagnose it this weekend, so I wasn't going to post about it, but I guess I'll monitor this thread in case there are any generic issues/solutions.
     

    wizard123

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    It will be a plugin that is causing the slow loading, either disable them one by one and test or enable debug mode to rule out plugins all together.
     

    paalkr

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    If you use Microsoft Security Essentials or defender close it to see if things speed up.
    I have excluded all Mediaportal folder for being scanned.

    Look at this tread:

    https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/threads/mediaportal-vs-microsoft-security-essentials.124689/#post-1066273
    Windows Defender off and issue solved! :)

    Thanks
    Hi

    I also have MP 1.6 running on Windows 8.1 with SSD, and did experience extremely slow startup of MP. Overall the GUI also responded very slow. After disabling Windows Defender (http://www.sysprobs.com/how-to-remove-windows-defender-on-windows-8-1-windows-8) the startup time for MP went from 90 seconds to 5 seconds :O Overall the GUI are now as snappy as expected!

    Thanks for providing the solution!

    Regards,
    PK
     
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    CTHREEPO

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    If you use Microsoft Security Essentials or defender close it to see if things speed up.
    I have excluded all Mediaportal folder for being scanned.

    Look at this tread:

    https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/threads/mediaportal-vs-microsoft-security-essentials.124689/#post-1066273
    Wow - this worked! No more long loading times. I haven't looked at the thread yet, but having disabled on access scanning within Microsoft Security Essentials, MP now loads so much quicker.

    One thing I'd like to add, shouldn't this info be put on the main info page for MP? The issue of having Microsoft Security Essentials running can only hinder the success of MP. Come on guys, think about it.
     

    RonD

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    banana

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    Nothing quite like banging your head against the wall for a long period of time and finally having it smash through and stick out the other side. I agree with CTHREEPO, this should be in the main info page.
    It fixed my slow start time, going from about 40 seconds to 5 seconds. I initially just excluded the mediaportal program directory from within windows defender but this didn't work. I then disabled access scanning and this did work. As I want virus scanning I re-enabled the access scan and added the mediaportal process to the excluded process list. This continues to work.
    I have also included the tv record and timeshifting directories to the exclude list but I'm not sure if I need to. The next step is to remove the mediaportal directory from the exclude list and just exclude the log directory.
    This is all for MP1.6 with windows 8.1
     
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