Starting Vegas while connected to Internet

TGS wrote on 8/13/2008, 5:41 PM
My main video editing computer is usually never hooked up to the internet when I use it. On top of that, it only has "Dial-up" for a connection. And I also have an old version of Zone Alarm, so I can see if things are being sent or received while connected. I've noticed it a couple of times in the past few months, but since it's hardly ever connected at the same time, I didn't put 2 and 2 together.

Vegas takes about 5 times longer to open, when I'm connected to the internet. (Only the 1st opening of Vegas after turning the computer on) I can't see anything being transferred thru Zone Alarm or the 2 computer Icons that show something is active during a connection. This makes absolutely no sense to me.

I remember somebody else complaining about "Peaks" taking forever and a day to build up. Maybe this is his problem.

I know some programs have the ability to bypass Zone Alarm, but I at least thought the 2 computer Icons would light up, if something is being sent or returned. (if not, does anybody know a free program that will show everything?)

By the way, I have Zone Alarm set up to NOT let anything connect, if possible. I do always see those Win32 'generic host' processes doing what they want, but they don't seem to be active during the Start up of Vegas. It's a huge difference between being connected and not. But since I don't see any activity, I don't know how a Dial Up connection can be the problem or why this is happening.

Can anybody shed any light on this?


Bob Greaves wrote on 8/13/2008, 6:47 PM
I think Vegas uses some routines that phone home when connected to find updates.
musicvid10 wrote on 8/13/2008, 7:00 PM
Just a guess -- your video card is sharing resources with your dialup modem?
TGS wrote on 8/13/2008, 7:08 PM
Not that I would argue with that, but I see no activity. The 2 computer Icons are blank and don't change. The same with Zone Alarm.
That something could be going on anyway, I don't doubt that. I just hate that that might be happening without my knowledge. This is what I'm trying to find out.

musicvid10 wrote on 8/13/2008, 7:13 PM
I don't know if your system is older, but if:
1) You have an AGP video card (not PCI-e); and,
2) Your dialup modem is in the PCI slot next to the AGP,
then they are sharing resources.

Don't know how ZoneAlarm may figure into this picture, but I dumped it a long time ago after the company was bought out and I went to a DSL modem and router, which makes ZA unnecessary.
TGS wrote on 8/13/2008, 8:20 PM
It's 3 years old, but I am ignorant about computers in general. Self taught and learning it backwards (AMD dual 64x2, 4800 - 3 GBs ram)
I thought the video card, EVGA graphics accelerator (nVidia) 7600GS was sort of integrated with my GIgabyte nForce4SLI series motherboard. But it is separate and there was only 3 slots for any cards.
The version of Zone Alarm is an older one (5.5.094), I'm not really trusting it as a firewall, but it does show activity either coming in or going out and I can keep most programs from accessing the internet (They have to ask if they can access). That's all I usually use it for. Dial up, is so slow, I'm not real worried about virus's.
Also, my internet connection shows two computer Icons, that always light up when information is being exchanged and it will 'blip' about once every 30 - 60 seconds when it's inactive, and you can see the amount of bytes coming and going, including with the blips too. So I would expect any accessing to be seen. (I would, I don't know about others)

But no 'Icon blips or exchange' activity, out of the norm, when starting Vegas. But a very different amount of time for Vegas to finish building peaks and opening completely and it mostly slows down at the point of building peaks.
The soundcard is the motherboard, built in 'Realtek AC97, if that matters.

While connected to the internet, if I shut Vegas down and restart it, it starts up very fast, as long as the computer wasn't shut down too.

Thanks for trying....
MarkWWWW wrote on 8/14/2008, 5:34 AM
Possibly Vegas is checking to see if there is an update available. If you don't want it to do this, untick the "Use NetNotify" box under Options|Preferences|General.

darg wrote on 8/14/2008, 11:16 AM
Are you starting Vegas AFTER Windows is up and running for a minute or two to calm down from the service horror of MS? It might be possible, that some other Windows Services are still running and trying to getting access to Bill Gates?!
I have that also on my machine, the first start up takes a little bit longer and it does not matter, if connected via Cable Modem or not. It seems like that it is loading some DLLs for the first time, which are staying in the RAM even if shut down and which are not needed to be loaded again when startet a second time.

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