What I see, immediately, from those lists
by MarkFlax - 8/3/09 3:37 AM
In Reply to: Very slow boot up by peterwill
Personally I wouldn't, and I have to be honest, I don't know why users need such an intrusive application installed. I have never used it, so I can't condemn out of hand, but I don't understand why it should be installed.
Google is leaning towards a computer where the Desktop is the whole experience. Instead of opening application "windows" like browsers, word processors, image editing, etc, the Desktop becomes the application. For instance, the Desktop becomes the browser, or the Search bar on the Desktop will search everywhere for whatever we want, (our computer files and/or the internet). Applications are not installed on the computer, but are "accessed" from the Cloud, (internet servers).
But while I can see that this is may be the obvious way forward, we are not there yet, and our machines are still setup to call up individual components as and when needed, and display them, one at a time, on the Desktop.
These are some of the features of GoogleDesktop;
1] File indexing
After initially installing Google Desktop, the software completes an indexing of all the files in the computer. And after the initial indexing is completed, the software continues to index files as needed. Users can start searching for files immediately after installing the program. After performing searches, results can also be returned in an Internet browser on the Google Desktop Home Page much like the results for Google Web searches.
But Windows also does File Indexing, and it does this silently in the background, then once the catalog is complete, it doesn't interfere with performance. We often find that Windows file indexing is a performance hog, at least while it sets up its catalog which can take many days and weeks, and so many users turn this off. I suspect GoogleDesktop is always using resources.
A prominent feature of Google Desktop is the Sidebar, which holds several common Gadgets and resides off to one side of the desktop. The Sidebar is available with the Microsoft Windows version of Google Desktop only.
I suspect that this sidebar takes time to load up at each startup.
There's more here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Desktop
The three processes, GoogleDesktop.exe, GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe, and GoogleDesktopIndex.exe, just tells me how much GoogleDesktop uses system resources.
ScanningProcess.exe - http://forums.zonelabs.com/zonelabs/board/message?board.id=gen&message.id=43045
ISWMGR.exe is also a ZoneAlarm process.
I just wonder if the amount of time your system takes to load up is related to this GoogleDesktop.
I was not aware that the ElderGeek recommended Registry Booster. I would not have recommended it, but if you want to see what it offers, and are very careful what you do, then that is up to you. You say you haven't run it yet, but it is showing up in your Task Manager list. I said before, however, there is never any easy, one-button solution to these problems.
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