[WT-support] DK6XZ WT 2slow

Bob Wilson, N6TV n6tv at arrl.net
Mon Mar 16 19:01:53 CET 2009


There are many possible causes for a slow PC.  Do other programs run slowly
too, such as a web browser, or only Win-Test?

   1. Press [Ctrl]-[Shift]-[Escape] to display the Windows Task Manager.
   2. Click on the "Processes" tab
   3. At the bottom, check "Show proceses from all users"
   4. Click once on the CPU column (not CPU Time, CPU)
   5. Click once again on the CPU column to sort it in reverse order, top to

You will now see at the top the program that is using the most CPU time.
Chances are there will be some program (other than wt.exe), that is using up
all of the CPU time.  Sometimes virus scanners will do it, sometimes actual
viruses will do it.  If you don't recognize the program, do a Google search
on the file name to find out what it is.

If only Win-Test is running slowly, and all other programs run normally,
maybe there is a COM port speed setting that is incorrect, or a bad cable.

It is also possible that some program is using too much memory.  Click once,
then again, on the "Memory Usage" column in Windows Task Manager to resort
the list by memory usage, top to bottom.  512 MB RAM is a little low to run
Windows XP SP2, especially if you have a lot of programs running in the
background.  Note that your other PC with 1 GB RAM has no peformance

Bob, N6TV

2009/3/16 Suad Zukic <suad.zukic at t-online.de>

>  Hello Gentlemen
> Lately installed WT on my lap-top and find it running too slow:
> - writing of call letters ( logging ) goes slow
> - moving trough the log with cursor ( up/down ) goes slow ( hanging )
> - windows move only slowely and hanging
> PC info:
> Toshiba Tecra 1,4 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 59 GB HDD ( 95% free )
> Windows Professional 2002 SP2
> It is my main PC for HAM purposes.
> At the other lap-top have no such problems ( 1,6 GHz, 1GB RAM, Windows XP
> SP3 ).
> What could it be and how to soleve the problem? Anybody to help me here...?
> In advance thanks for andy idea or kind of support.
> 73 Suad, DK6XZ
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