View Full Version : Why is ISX4 So Damn Damn Slow ?

01-03-2003, 12:28 AM
I just upgraded to ISX4, installed all the patches, and have been waiting for nearly 40 minutes for a BASIC MSDE 2000 install project to build.

I'm frustrated frustrated and pissed off beyond belief.

Mike Marino
01-03-2003, 04:59 PM
Our MSDE 2000 Object is a collection of Merge Modules. Adding our MSDE 2000 Object to a project can add as many as 28 other Merge Modules (Depending how you configure the MSDE 2000 Wizard.)

I did a build test with our MSDE 2000 Object, with most of the Merge Modules included, here were my results:

PIII 500 mhz
128 Megs Ram
Windows 2k OS
5 Minutes to build Single EXE project with MSDE 2000
Resulting size of built single EXE project is 30 megs.

What was the final size of your built project?

01-03-2003, 05:24 PM
Running on a PIII 750 Windows 2k with 512mb ram

It took almost 45 minutes to make the setup (single file) and it resulted in a file 23mb in size. The setup worked perfectly, as we installed out at a client today, but the 40+ mins was aggravating.

It just sounded like it was thrashing on this disk, but I know I haven't had any other issues with the hard drive, and I didn't have this issue from 3.5 ISX that I just upgraded from.

Mike Marino
01-03-2003, 05:29 PM
Were any of your project files out on a network drive? Certain operations (getting a version number of a file, for example) can take a lot more time if that operation is going across a network. All of the files in my test were local.

01-03-2003, 05:44 PM
I had thought about that, but they are actually local. Like I said, I had used this project with 3.5ISX and it took maybe 5 mins if that, now it takes forever. I just purchased my upgrade license last weekend and installed yesterday for the first time.

Mike Marino
01-03-2003, 05:55 PM
Some more questions:

Is there any particular step in the build that seems to take really long?

What version of 3.5x were you using before (3.54, 3.53 etc)?

Did you uninstall the 3.5x version before running 4.0 setup, or did it ask if you wanted to upgrade when you ran the setup?

01-03-2003, 06:07 PM
Building the cabs seemed to be slow. I uninstalled 3.5 prior to installing 4.0.

Now one funny thing did happen on the install. I said OK to the .net components, and I ended up having to CTRL-ALT-DELETE the install process. So I went ahead, uninstalled 4.0 and reinstalled it without choosing to install the .net support.

Mike Marino
01-03-2003, 06:08 PM
One other thing to try, if you have a virus checker running, stop it and see if the build gets any faster. We encountered a large slow down with a Virus checker scanning all new files created during one of our builds.

01-03-2003, 06:09 PM
I'll give the virus scan thing a try, but again, it didn't do this with Version 3.5.