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When I open xnView, the application freezes for like 15-20 seconds, after which works.

What could be the problem? This only started happening a few days ago, out of the blue...

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what is it opening up to? Doesnt XnView come to life with the thumbnails of the directory already showing? Check the I/O on it with task manager or resources monitor and see if it is working first then showing its window. I am going to be using xnview, I am interested. –  Psycogeek Oct 10 '11 at 21:07
    
Does this happen when starting with whatever directory being displayed ? Have you tried to delete all your favorite directories ? –  harrymc Oct 11 '11 at 7:04
    
No, it happens with any directory or file I open. I don't have favorite directories. –  Alex Oct 13 '11 at 8:50
    
Is it possible that the disk went to sleep? or any disk involved in the process. AKA does it happen on second run. –  Psycogeek Oct 14 '11 at 2:24
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Most likely it is trying to access a network resource and can't find it. Usually because the server it's on isn't responding or no longer exists. Timing it more accurately can help troubleshooting as the delay will always be over the timeout value.

Try and see what it is trying to open or access. I would suggesting using Sysinternals Process Monitor and/or Process Explorer.

A 15 second delay is often from trying to access an IP address that doesn't respond but should be reachable. You can use Sysinternals TCPView to see what address it's trying to access (open a connection to).

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