snipping tool slow

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Jeff@nospam.invalid, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Guest

    In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with 6G of
    ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".

    But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu and 8
    G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    found no problems. So I am at a loss.

    Any suggestions?

    Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?

    Other ideas?

    Jeff
     
    , Sep 2, 2012
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  2. Jeff Layman Guest

    On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    > In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with 6G of
    > ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >
    > But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu and 8
    > G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    > searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    > the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    > found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >
    > Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    > search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >
    > Other ideas?
    >
    > Jeff


    I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    so, is it any faster?

    Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?

    --

    Jeff
     
    Jeff Layman, Sep 2, 2012
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  3. Guest

    On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    > On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with 6G of
    >> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>
    >> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu and 8
    >> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>
    >> Any suggestions?
    >>
    >> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>
    >> Other ideas?
    >>
    >> Jeff

    >
    > I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    > so, is it any faster?
    >
    > Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    > manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    > the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    > same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    > consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >

    Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).

    Good suggestions! I started the taskmanager and started the snipping
    tool while watching the process screen. The only thing that changed was
    the appearance of the ST which only used up 1 % of the cpu.

    I did the same while watching the performance screen and there was
    literally no even a blip visible when I started ST!

    Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.

    But here are some interesting findings that might help others.

    I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    fast one but these are the facts.

    I also restarted the system and immediately started the ST. It started
    at about the same speed as it does after letting Windows manage the size
    of the pagefile.

    Another thing. I use Avast free as a antivirus. I thought some of its
    "active shields" might be part of the problem. But temporarily stopping
    all of them had no effect on the starting of ST.

    I really like the Windows 7 snipping tool and use it quite a bit to take
    screen shots. The web says that snagit is better, but unlike snagit the
    ST is free and does the trick quite well except for its slow startup.

    Jeff
     
    , Sep 2, 2012
    #3
  4. Ed Cryer Guest

    d wrote:
    > On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with 6G of
    >>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>
    >>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu and 8
    >>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>
    >>> Any suggestions?
    >>>
    >>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>
    >>> Other ideas?
    >>>
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >> so, is it any faster?
    >>
    >> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>

    > Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >
    > Good suggestions! I started the taskmanager and started the snipping
    > tool while watching the process screen. The only thing that changed was
    > the appearance of the ST which only used up 1 % of the cpu.
    >
    > I did the same while watching the performance screen and there was
    > literally no even a blip visible when I started ST!
    >
    > Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >
    > But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >
    > I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    > min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    > was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    > Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    > starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    > terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    > fast one but these are the facts.
    >
    > I also restarted the system and immediately started the ST. It started
    > at about the same speed as it does after letting Windows manage the size
    > of the pagefile.
    >
    > Another thing. I use Avast free as a antivirus. I thought some of its
    > "active shields" might be part of the problem. But temporarily stopping
    > all of them had no effect on the starting of ST.
    >
    > I really like the Windows 7 snipping tool and use it quite a bit to take
    > screen shots. The web says that snagit is better, but unlike snagit the
    > ST is free and does the trick quite well except for its slow startup.
    >
    > Jeff
    >


    I would have thought that if your system set-up was to blame for
    Snipping Tool's slow load then it would have the same effect on other
    programs too; mail, browser, AV etc.
    If those are loading ok, you'll have to look at Snipping Tool individually.

    Here's some info from my PC;
    SnippingTool.exe in System32, Windows folder.
    File version 6.1.7600.16385
    421KB
    date modified 14/07/2009

    Right click on the entry in Start menu; see if it points to that.

    Don't go tinkering with Win7's system settings until you have good
    reason to conclude the system itself needs attention.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 2, 2012
    #4
  5. Guest

    On 9/2/2012 8:37 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    > d wrote:
    >> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>> 6G of
    >>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>
    >>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>> and 8
    >>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>
    >>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>
    >>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>
    >>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>
    >>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>

    >> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>
    >> Good suggestions! I started the taskmanager and started the snipping
    >> tool while watching the process screen. The only thing that changed was
    >> the appearance of the ST which only used up 1 % of the cpu.
    >>
    >> I did the same while watching the performance screen and there was
    >> literally no even a blip visible when I started ST!
    >>
    >> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>
    >> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>
    >> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>
    >> I also restarted the system and immediately started the ST. It started
    >> at about the same speed as it does after letting Windows manage the size
    >> of the pagefile.
    >>
    >> Another thing. I use Avast free as a antivirus. I thought some of its
    >> "active shields" might be part of the problem. But temporarily stopping
    >> all of them had no effect on the starting of ST.
    >>
    >> I really like the Windows 7 snipping tool and use it quite a bit to take
    >> screen shots. The web says that snagit is better, but unlike snagit the
    >> ST is free and does the trick quite well except for its slow startup.
    >>
    >> Jeff
    >>

    >
    > I would have thought that if your system set-up was to blame for
    > Snipping Tool's slow load then it would have the same effect on other
    > programs too; mail, browser, AV etc.
    > If those are loading ok, you'll have to look at Snipping Tool individually.
    >
    > Here's some info from my PC;
    > SnippingTool.exe in System32, Windows folder.
    > File version 6.1.7600.16385
    > 421KB
    > date modified 14/07/2009
    >
    > Right click on the entry in Start menu; see if it points to that.
    >
    > Don't go tinkering with Win7's system settings until you have good
    > reason to conclude the system itself needs attention.
    >
    > Ed
    >

    Thanks Ed.

    Everything else starts fine and the shortcut does point to the same file
    as yours does except my date is July 1 instead of July 14. Same size,
    etc. So I guess it is just the way ST starts. Does yours take some time
    to start too?

    >> Don't go tinkering with Win7's system settings until you have good
    >> reason to conclude the system itself needs attention.


    But I am a tinkerer! And it gets me into all sorts of trouble..... ;>

    Jeff
     
    , Sep 2, 2012
    #5
  6. Ed Cryer Guest

    d wrote:
    > On 9/2/2012 8:37 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >> d wrote:
    >>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>> 6G of
    >>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>
    >>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>> and 8
    >>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>
    >>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>
    >>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>
    >>> Good suggestions! I started the taskmanager and started the snipping
    >>> tool while watching the process screen. The only thing that changed was
    >>> the appearance of the ST which only used up 1 % of the cpu.
    >>>
    >>> I did the same while watching the performance screen and there was
    >>> literally no even a blip visible when I started ST!
    >>>
    >>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>
    >>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>
    >>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>
    >>> I also restarted the system and immediately started the ST. It started
    >>> at about the same speed as it does after letting Windows manage the size
    >>> of the pagefile.
    >>>
    >>> Another thing. I use Avast free as a antivirus. I thought some of its
    >>> "active shields" might be part of the problem. But temporarily stopping
    >>> all of them had no effect on the starting of ST.
    >>>
    >>> I really like the Windows 7 snipping tool and use it quite a bit to take
    >>> screen shots. The web says that snagit is better, but unlike snagit the
    >>> ST is free and does the trick quite well except for its slow startup.
    >>>
    >>> Jeff
    >>>

    >>
    >> I would have thought that if your system set-up was to blame for
    >> Snipping Tool's slow load then it would have the same effect on other
    >> programs too; mail, browser, AV etc.
    >> If those are loading ok, you'll have to look at Snipping Tool
    >> individually.
    >>
    >> Here's some info from my PC;
    >> SnippingTool.exe in System32, Windows folder.
    >> File version 6.1.7600.16385
    >> 421KB
    >> date modified 14/07/2009
    >>
    >> Right click on the entry in Start menu; see if it points to that.
    >>
    >> Don't go tinkering with Win7's system settings until you have good
    >> reason to conclude the system itself needs attention.
    >>
    >> Ed
    >>

    > Thanks Ed.
    >
    > Everything else starts fine and the shortcut does point to the same file
    > as yours does except my date is July 1 instead of July 14. Same size,
    > etc. So I guess it is just the way ST starts. Does yours take some time
    > to start too?
    >
    >>> Don't go tinkering with Win7's system settings until you have good
    >>> reason to conclude the system itself needs attention.

    >
    > But I am a tinkerer! And it gets me into all sorts of trouble..... ;>
    >
    > Jeff
    >


    Mine throws up its window a second after clicking for it.
    Look in the options settings. See if it's checking for updates or something.

    I find Irfanview's screen capture preferable.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 2, 2012
    #6
  7. Guest

    On 9/2/2012 9:22 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    > d wrote:
    >> On 9/2/2012 8:37 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>> d wrote:
    >>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>
    >>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>
    >>>> Good suggestions! I started the taskmanager and started the snipping
    >>>> tool while watching the process screen. The only thing that changed was
    >>>> the appearance of the ST which only used up 1 % of the cpu.
    >>>>
    >>>> I did the same while watching the performance screen and there was
    >>>> literally no even a blip visible when I started ST!
    >>>>
    >>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>
    >>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>
    >>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>
    >>>> I also restarted the system and immediately started the ST. It started
    >>>> at about the same speed as it does after letting Windows manage the
    >>>> size
    >>>> of the pagefile.
    >>>>
    >>>> Another thing. I use Avast free as a antivirus. I thought some of its
    >>>> "active shields" might be part of the problem. But temporarily stopping
    >>>> all of them had no effect on the starting of ST.
    >>>>
    >>>> I really like the Windows 7 snipping tool and use it quite a bit to
    >>>> take
    >>>> screen shots. The web says that snagit is better, but unlike snagit the
    >>>> ST is free and does the trick quite well except for its slow startup.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I would have thought that if your system set-up was to blame for
    >>> Snipping Tool's slow load then it would have the same effect on other
    >>> programs too; mail, browser, AV etc.
    >>> If those are loading ok, you'll have to look at Snipping Tool
    >>> individually.
    >>>
    >>> Here's some info from my PC;
    >>> SnippingTool.exe in System32, Windows folder.
    >>> File version 6.1.7600.16385
    >>> 421KB
    >>> date modified 14/07/2009
    >>>
    >>> Right click on the entry in Start menu; see if it points to that.
    >>>
    >>> Don't go tinkering with Win7's system settings until you have good
    >>> reason to conclude the system itself needs attention.
    >>>
    >>> Ed
    >>>

    >> Thanks Ed.
    >>
    >> Everything else starts fine and the shortcut does point to the same file
    >> as yours does except my date is July 1 instead of July 14. Same size,
    >> etc. So I guess it is just the way ST starts. Does yours take some time
    >> to start too?
    >>
    >>>> Don't go tinkering with Win7's system settings until you have good
    >>>> reason to conclude the system itself needs attention.

    >>
    >> But I am a tinkerer! And it gets me into all sorts of trouble..... ;>
    >>
    >> Jeff
    >>

    >
    > Mine throws up its window a second after clicking for it.
    > Look in the options settings. See if it's checking for updates or
    > something.
    >
    > I find Irfanview's screen capture preferable.
    >
    > Ed
    >

    Thanks. Wish mine went up in a second. Will check.
    I have Irfanview installed but never used its screen capture tool. Will
    explore.
    Thanks.
     
    , Sep 2, 2012
    #7
  8. Jeff Layman Guest

    On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    > On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with 6G of
    >>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>
    >>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu and 8
    >>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>
    >>> Any suggestions?
    >>>
    >>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>
    >>> Other ideas?
    >>>
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >> so, is it any faster?
    >>
    >> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>

    > Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).


    I know what you mean!

    > Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.


    Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    Mode.

    > But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >
    > I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    > min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    > was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    > Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    > starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    > terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    > fast one but these are the facts.


    On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.

    --

    Jeff
     
    Jeff Layman, Sep 2, 2012
    #8
  9. Guest

    On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    > On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>> 6G of
    >>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>
    >>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>> and 8
    >>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>
    >>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>
    >>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>
    >>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>
    >>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>

    >> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).

    >
    > I know what you mean!
    >
    >> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.

    >
    > Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    > to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    > the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    > which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    > Mode.
    >
    >> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>
    >> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >> fast one but these are the facts.

    >
    > On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    > @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    > currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    > clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >

    Wish mine did.
    On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    would be fine with me too!
    There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no useful
    solutions I could find.

    I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    capture tool
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    Snipping Tool.
     
    , Sep 2, 2012
    #9
  10. d wrote:
    > On 9/2/2012 9:22 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >> d wrote:
    >>> On 9/2/2012 8:37 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>> d wrote:
    >>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3
    >>>>>>> laptop with 6G of ram I learned to use and really like
    >>>>>>> the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd
    >>>>>>> generation i7 cpu and 8 G of ram the "Snipping tool"
    >>>>>>> takes over 30 seconds to start. I've searched the web and
    >>>>>>> find that many others have noticed slow starts of the
    >>>>>>> Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow
    >>>>>>> and it found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing
    >>>>>>> Windows 7 to search my slow HDD instead of finding it in
    >>>>>>> ram)?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe
    >>>>>> mode? If so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when
    >>>>>> the task manager is up showing what processes are running,
    >>>>>> and what is using up the CPU. That's with the "Processes"
    >>>>>> tab on screen. You might try the same thing with the
    >>>>>> "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start consuming
    >>>>>> CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Good suggestions! I started the taskmanager and started the
    >>>>> snipping tool while watching the process screen. The only
    >>>>> thing that changed was the appearance of the ST which only
    >>>>> used up 1 % of the cpu.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I did the same while watching the performance screen and
    >>>>> there was literally no even a blip visible when I started ST!
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help
    >>>>> others.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to
    >>>>> 1024MB (both min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that
    >>>>> Windows had set it to was too large. This is
    >>>>> counter-intuitive but I now went back and let Windows manage
    >>>>> it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST starts
    >>>>> up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD
    >>>>> is not a fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I also restarted the system and immediately started the ST.
    >>>>> It started at about the same speed as it does after letting
    >>>>> Windows manage the size of the pagefile.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Another thing. I use Avast free as a antivirus. I thought
    >>>>> some of its "active shields" might be part of the problem.
    >>>>> But temporarily stopping all of them had no effect on the
    >>>>> starting of ST.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I really like the Windows 7 snipping tool and use it quite a
    >>>>> bit to take screen shots. The web says that snagit is
    >>>>> better, but unlike snagit the ST is free and does the trick
    >>>>> quite well except for its slow startup.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I would have thought that if your system set-up was to blame
    >>>> for Snipping Tool's slow load then it would have the same
    >>>> effect on other programs too; mail, browser, AV etc. If those
    >>>> are loading ok, you'll have to look at Snipping Tool
    >>>> individually.
    >>>>
    >>>> Here's some info from my PC; SnippingTool.exe in System32,
    >>>> Windows folder. File version 6.1.7600.16385 421KB date modified
    >>>> 14/07/2009
    >>>>
    >>>> Right click on the entry in Start menu; see if it points to
    >>>> that.
    >>>>
    >>>> Don't go tinkering with Win7's system settings until you have
    >>>> good reason to conclude the system itself needs attention.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ed
    >>>>
    >>> Thanks Ed.
    >>>
    >>> Everything else starts fine and the shortcut does point to the
    >>> same file as yours does except my date is July 1 instead of July
    >>> 14. Same size, etc. So I guess it is just the way ST starts.
    >>> Does yours take some time to start too?
    >>>
    >>>>> Don't go tinkering with Win7's system settings until you have
    >>>>> good reason to conclude the system itself needs attention.
    >>>
    >>> But I am a tinkerer! And it gets me into all sorts of
    >>> trouble..... ;>
    >>>
    >>> Jeff
    >>>

    >>
    >> Mine throws up its window a second after clicking for it. Look in
    >> the options settings. See if it's checking for updates or
    >> something.
    >>
    >> I find Irfanview's screen capture preferable.
    >>
    >> Ed
    >>

    > Thanks. Wish mine went up in a second. Will check. I have Irfanview
    > installed but never used its screen capture tool. Will explore.
    > Thanks.


    I don't normally use the Snipping Tool. I didn't even know it existed.
    I've been using FastStone since my W2K daze, but when I tried Snipping
    Tool, it came up and worked as advertised in the second or so it took to
    read the program from disk. This even though the potentially conflicting
    FastStone is installed and running in memory.
    --
    Crash

    "When you get to a fork in the road, take it."
    ~ Yogi Berra ~
     
    Dave \Crash\ Dummy, Sep 2, 2012
    #10
  11. Jeff Layman Guest

    On 02/09/2012 16:02, d wrote:
    >
    > I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    > capture tool
    > "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    > and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    > make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    > Snipping Tool.


    The instructions are in IrfanView's Help File, but they seem a bit
    convoluted to me. I must say that the Snipping Tool is one of MS's
    better recent introductions.

    --

    Jeff
     
    Jeff Layman, Sep 2, 2012
    #11
  12. Ed Cryer Guest

    d wrote:
    > On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>> 6G of
    >>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>
    >>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>> and 8
    >>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>
    >>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>
    >>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).

    >>
    >> I know what you mean!
    >>
    >>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.

    >>
    >> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >> Mode.
    >>
    >>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>
    >>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>> fast one but these are the facts.

    >>
    >> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>

    > Wish mine did.
    > On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    > pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    > would be fine with me too!
    > There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no useful
    > solutions I could find.
    >
    > I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    > capture tool
    > "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    > and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    > make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    > Snipping Tool.


    http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 2, 2012
    #12
  13. Ed Cryer Guest

    Ed Cryer wrote:
    > d wrote:
    >> On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>
    >>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>
    >>> I know what you mean!
    >>>
    >>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>
    >>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >>> Mode.
    >>>
    >>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>
    >>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>
    >>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>

    >> Wish mine did.
    >> On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    >> pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    >> would be fine with me too!
    >> There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no useful
    >> solutions I could find.
    >>
    >> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >> capture tool
    >> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >> Snipping Tool.

    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    > Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.
    >
    > Ed
    >
    >


    There's one suggested solution that comes up time and again with a
    google on this problem; Tablet PC Components.
    See here;
    http://tinyurl.com/8b8lxzn
    Give it a try.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 2, 2012
    #13
  14. Guest

    On 9/2/2012 11:44 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    > On 02/09/2012 16:02, d wrote:
    >>
    >> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >> capture tool
    >> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >> Snipping Tool.

    >
    > The instructions are in IrfanView's Help File, but they seem a bit
    > convoluted to me. I must say that the Snipping Tool is one of MS's
    > better recent introductions.
    >

    Yes, I really find it useful. Just wish it would open up faster on my
    laptop. Just tried again and it took 14 sec to appear.
    Will keep searching for the problem.
     
    , Sep 2, 2012
    #14
  15. Guest

    On 9/2/2012 12:14 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    > Ed Cryer wrote:
    >> d wrote:
    >>> On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is
    >>>>>> using up
    >>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>
    >>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>
    >>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>
    >>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >>>> Mode.
    >>>>
    >>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>
    >>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>
    >>> Wish mine did.
    >>> On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    >>> pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    >>> would be fine with me too!
    >>> There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no useful
    >>> solutions I could find.
    >>>
    >>> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >>> capture tool
    >>> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >>> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >>> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >>> Snipping Tool.

    >>
    >> http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    >> Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.
    >>
    >> Ed
    >>
    >>

    >
    > There's one suggested solution that comes up time and again with a
    > google on this problem; Tablet PC Components.
    > See here;
    > http://tinyurl.com/8b8lxzn
    > Give it a try.
    >
    > Ed
    >

    That is probably my problem. Not only do I have Tablet PC disabled, I
    think I had uninstalled it. Will try to get it back.
    Thanks for the hint.
     
    , Sep 2, 2012
    #15
  16. Guest

    Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    On 9/2/2012 12:14 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    > Ed Cryer wrote:
    >> d wrote:
    >>> On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is
    >>>>>> using up
    >>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>
    >>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>
    >>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>
    >>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >>>> Mode.
    >>>>
    >>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>
    >>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>
    >>> Wish mine did.
    >>> On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    >>> pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    >>> would be fine with me too!
    >>> There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no useful
    >>> solutions I could find.
    >>>
    >>> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >>> capture tool
    >>> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >>> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >>> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >>> Snipping Tool.

    >>
    >> http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    >> Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.
    >>
    >> Ed
    >>
    >>

    >
    > There's one suggested solution that comes up time and again with a
    > google on this problem; Tablet PC Components.
    > See here;
    > http://tinyurl.com/8b8lxzn
    > Give it a try.
    >
    > Ed
    >

    Ed, you are the champ. You solved my problem.

    I re-installed Tablet PC Components and Snipping Tool opens in 2-3 seconds!

    For others in the same predicament I created for myself: here is how to
    re-install any of Windows 7 default services:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/236709-services-restore-default-services-windows-7-a.html

    Thanks everyone.

    Note: beware of mucking around with Windows. You are more likely to get
    yourself in trouble than to remove "unnecessary" services .....

    Jeff
     
    , Sep 2, 2012
    #16
  17. Bob I Guest

    On 9/2/2012 9:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    > On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>> 6G of
    >>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>
    >>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>> and 8
    >>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>
    >>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>
    >>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>
    >>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>
    >>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>

    >> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).

    >
    > I know what you mean!
    >
    >> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.

    >
    > Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    > to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    > the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    > which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    > Mode.
    >
    >> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>
    >> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >> fast one but these are the facts.

    >
    > On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    > @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    > currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    > clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >


    On a laptop with an SSD it is virtually instantaneous.
     
    Bob I, Sep 2, 2012
    #17
  18. Ed Cryer Guest

    Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    d wrote:
    > On 9/2/2012 12:14 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >> Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>> d wrote:
    >>>> On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows
    >>>>>>>> 7 to
    >>>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe
    >>>>>>> mode? If
    >>>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is
    >>>>>>> using up
    >>>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything
    >>>>>>> start
    >>>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual
    >>>>> way is
    >>>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be
    >>>>> Safe
    >>>>> Mode.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB
    >>>>>> (both
    >>>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>>
    >>>> Wish mine did.
    >>>> On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    >>>> pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    >>>> would be fine with me too!
    >>>> There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no
    >>>> useful
    >>>> solutions I could find.
    >>>>
    >>>> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >>>> capture tool
    >>>> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >>>> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >>>> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >>>> Snipping Tool.
    >>>
    >>> http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    >>> Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.
    >>>
    >>> Ed
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> There's one suggested solution that comes up time and again with a
    >> google on this problem; Tablet PC Components.
    >> See here;
    >> http://tinyurl.com/8b8lxzn
    >> Give it a try.
    >>
    >> Ed
    >>

    > Ed, you are the champ. You solved my problem.
    >
    > I re-installed Tablet PC Components and Snipping Tool opens in 2-3 seconds!
    >
    > For others in the same predicament I created for myself: here is how to
    > re-install any of Windows 7 default services:
    > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/236709-services-restore-default-services-windows-7-a.html
    >
    >
    > Thanks everyone.
    >
    > Note: beware of mucking around with Windows. You are more likely to get
    > yourself in trouble than to remove "unnecessary" services .....
    >
    > Jeff


    It's good to see that these NGs can be helpful as well as a vehicle for
    spammers, trolls and vitriol-laden losers.
    The Snipping Tool can do a lot that Paint does.
    Look at this little gem I painted;
    http://tinyurl.com/bvt7hbf

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 3, 2012
    #18
  19. Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:20:55 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:

    > d wrote:
    >> On 9/2/2012 12:14 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>> Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>> d wrote:
    >>>>> On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows
    >>>>>>>>> 7 to
    >>>>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe
    >>>>>>>> mode? If
    >>>>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is
    >>>>>>>> using up
    >>>>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything
    >>>>>>>> start
    >>>>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual
    >>>>>> way is
    >>>>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be
    >>>>>> Safe
    >>>>>> Mode.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB
    >>>>>>> (both
    >>>>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Wish mine did.
    >>>>> On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    >>>>> pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    >>>>> would be fine with me too!
    >>>>> There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no
    >>>>> useful
    >>>>> solutions I could find.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >>>>> capture tool
    >>>>> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >>>>> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >>>>> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >>>>> Snipping Tool.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    >>>> Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ed
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> There's one suggested solution that comes up time and again with a
    >>> google on this problem; Tablet PC Components.
    >>> See here;
    >>> http://tinyurl.com/8b8lxzn
    >>> Give it a try.
    >>>
    >>> Ed
    >>>

    >> Ed, you are the champ. You solved my problem.
    >>
    >> I re-installed Tablet PC Components and Snipping Tool opens in 2-3 seconds!
    >>
    >> For others in the same predicament I created for myself: here is how to
    >> re-install any of Windows 7 default services:
    >> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/236709-services-restore-default-services-windows-7-a.html
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks everyone.
    >>
    >> Note: beware of mucking around with Windows. You are more likely to get
    >> yourself in trouble than to remove "unnecessary" services .....
    >>
    >> Jeff

    >
    > It's good to see that these NGs can be helpful as well as a vehicle for
    > spammers, trolls and vitriol-laden losers.
    > The Snipping Tool can do a lot that Paint does.
    > Look at this little gem I painted;
    > http://tinyurl.com/bvt7hbf
    >
    > Ed


    Makes you look like a toddler!

    but really - thanks for the hint.

    I just tried it. Geez, my handwriting is bad. Makes me look like a
    toddler :)

    Given my handwriting, I'd also like the ability to type text in, but
    what the heck, one can do that in another app once the picture is saved.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 3, 2012
    #19
  20. On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:32:14 -0500, Bob I wrote:

    > On 9/2/2012 9:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>> 6G of
    >>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>
    >>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>> and 8
    >>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>
    >>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>
    >>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).

    >>
    >> I know what you mean!
    >>
    >>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.

    >>
    >> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >> Mode.
    >>
    >>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>
    >>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>> fast one but these are the facts.

    >>
    >> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>

    >
    > On a laptop with an SSD it is virtually instantaneous.


    It's normally pretty quick with a hard drive too. The OP had a
    configuration problem which was solved by a hint from Ed Cryer.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 3, 2012
    #20
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