User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a8pre) Gecko/2007092105 Minefield/3.0a8pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a8pre) Gecko/2007092105 Minefield/3.0a8pre Beginning about two updates ago, starting Minefield began to take minutes. I load to a blank page. Bookmark files is just over 1Mb, it's one I've been using for years. I used the old profile. AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual 4800+ 2.41 GHz 3GB RAM Large HD, currently in 2 sectors & only using one @ about 425GB. I'm using about 236GB of that, so just over half. I've defragged within the last two days. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Click on the icon to start Minefield. 2. Wait. 3. Actual Results: It will load and work just fine, but it takes 2-5 minutes to actually start the program. Expected Results: It used to load in under 15sec, usually less. Littlemutt from the forums suggested that it might be the dual cpu. I rebooted, started Minefield, ran through the above steps [set the affinity to one cpu], and Minefield came up in about 6 seconds, possibly less. I've had this computer for a while now, and never had this problem with Minefield before. The fix seems to work, but it doesn't explain what the problem is. yet more info: the affinity selection is good for one session only I exited Minefield, and then restarted and the program popped right up in about one second (I start with a blank page). I checked the affinity and both cpu-s were checked. further checking: I need to reset the affinity to one cpu after EVERY reboot to get a fast startup. The 'fix' is lost every time I reboot.
miran do you still see this problem?
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