DD is taking forever to launch

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by dwalby, Nov 7, 2008.

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  1. dwalby

    dwalby Registered Member

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    I did a little partition moving and then copied some files over to the newly sized partition. Wanted to go into DD one last time (from Vista, not boot disk) and look at a few things. Its been running for 30 minutes now in the 'analyzing partition' stage. According to task manager I'm running 1-2% CPU and 40% memory utilization, so the machine looks like its basically idle, but DD is slowly chugging along through the various partitions as far as I can tell. Any idea what could be causing this?
     
  2. K0LO

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    Yes, it's probably the Windows service "Distributed Link Tracking Client" that's causing the problem. This issue started with the release of XP SP3 and Vista SP1. To fix, type "Services" into the Vista Start Search box and then right-click on "Services" and choose "Run as administrator". Find the "Distributed Link Tracking Client" in the list and double-click on it. If it is running click the "Stop" button and then choose "Disabled" from the "Startup Type" drop-down list.

    Only corporate users on a domain that uses the Distributed Link Tracking Server need this service to be running.

    If that's not the cause then run chkdsk X: on each partition (substitute the correct drive letter for "X:") to be sure that there are no file system errors on the partition.
     
  3. MudCrab

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    You might need to disable the Distributed Link Tracking Client.

    See this post.
     
  4. dwalby

    dwalby Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info guys, I disabled it so if that was the cause it hopefully won't happen again next time. Seems like every time I use DD I learn something new about Windows from this forum.
     
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