Opening Pics problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SuDs, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. SuDs

    SuDs Guest


    i guess this is an odd question, one that i hope one of you can crack.

    All of a sudden, when i try to open any image file from my desktop it takes like 20-30 seconds to open in windows picture and fax viewer. if i move the file anywhere other than my desktop it opens in a snap.

    this annoying bug has been killin me over the past few month, and i've tried coping with it, but i've completely given up.

    so if any of you that have the same problem or know the solution to this, do tell.

    btw, i'm running windows xp, 1Gig 333 ram, 80 GB HD, Intel P4 2.53.

  2. grimman

    grimman Guest

    Start > Run > regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll

    Then (if not before) get ACDSee.
    Version 3.1 is my fav... the later versions are bloated + generally suck. I can hook you up with my version if you like.
  3. SuDs

    SuDs Guest

    man you should have warned me that it stops the preview from opening, by chance i punched in Start > Run > regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll and got it back up.

    but yeah, i could always use other programs but there something about windows image viewer that i like.

    still haven't cracked this puzzle.
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    Are you using active desktop? If so turn it off and see if that helps. Active desktop slows down performance.

    Defrag your hard drive if it hasn't been done lately. Pictures are big and can get fragmented easily. But that doesn't explain 30 seconds.

    ... Duh! Are you running out of memory? Check your memory utilization. If the file is too big everything starts spooling back and forth to HD.
  5. SuDs

    SuDs Guest

    i never thought of active desktop, i remember trying to use it once, and then gave up.

    now i want to disable it and now i can't seem to find the web tab or the active desktop option. argh.

    looked high and low for the ability to get it back and the suggestions givin worked for others...yet didn't work for me.

    starting to think that may be it....but i dunno.

    any more suggestions?
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    This script will turn off/on the active desktop.
  7. SuDs

    SuDs Guest

    i was dumb, i found it.

    i still got that damn problem, nothing seems to work now.:mad:
  8. VeXPeep

    VeXPeep Guest

    Hey if you find an answer let me know. Large 800x600 or larger JPGS are not showing in IE. If I do a GOOGLE search for images the thumbs are not showing up. I am baffled.