startup time max


    Apr 10 2007 | 7:05 pm
    Hello, when I start Max/MSP/Jitter on windows XP for the first time
    after a reboot, it takes a very long time before it has loaded.
    Especially initializing interface take a very long time. When I quit
    en start again it loads much faster.
    Is it possible somehow to shorten this first loading time?
    Best Lucas
    PC (windows XP / maxmsp 4.6.2 / jitter 1.6.3 b2)

    • Apr 10 2007 | 7:19 pm
      Hi,
      it is possible, if you have antivirus software installed, to
      deactivate it or tell it somehow to ignore max/msp files. That's what
      clogged my setup before I decided to stop worrying and love the risk.
      best,
      nesa
    • Apr 10 2007 | 7:40 pm
      This has always been my experience through various versions of Max.
      Do you have a large amount of files in your search paths? Reduce the number if possible. I don't believe it's the cause of the long startup time, but it might shave off a couple of seconds, at least it did for me.
    • Apr 10 2007 | 8:24 pm
      On Apr 10, 2007, at 12:05 PM, subzero wrote:
      > Hello, when I start Max/MSP/Jitter on windows XP for the first time
      > after a reboot, it takes a very long time before it has loaded.
      > Especially initializing interface take a very long time. When I
      > quit en start again it loads much faster.
      > Is it possible somehow to shorten this first loading time?
      In my experience this has been related to anti-virus software. You
      can typically disable anti-virus checks for certain applications or
      folders if you like. See your anti-virus software's documentation for
      more information.
      -Joshua
    • Apr 10 2007 | 8:58 pm
      hi there,
      the search path is stripped completely, apart from the help files,
      and no virus software is running .. the system is running on a pretty
      clean and sobered up xp install.
      after a reboot the max startup time is around 3 minutes, once the xp
      account has logged in ..
      after max been loaded once startup times are much faster.
      any other hints are much appreciated
      gideon
      On 10-apr-2007, at 21:40, Adam Kendall wrote:
      > This has always been my experience through various versions of Max.
      >
      > Do you have a large amount of files in your search paths? Reduce
      > the number if possible. I don't believe it's the cause of the long
      > startup time, but it might shave off a couple of seconds, at least
      > it did for me.
    • Apr 11 2007 | 12:21 pm
      I've had similar behaviour with XP long time ago, but it wasn't
      related to max: after logon, you see start menu, but you still can't
      start any application, until xp starts all services or something.
      So, could you try this test: start xp, logon, wait 5 minutes, and
      then start max?
      If max starts faster, then it's something related to xp, so you can
      carefully checkout out thread in this forum:
      hth,
      nesa