Applications that can Interfere with DXLab Applications

To determine whether an application being automatically started by Windows is interfering, boot windows into "Safe Mode with Networking" as described below. If booting Windows into Safe Mode with Networking and then starting the affected DXLab applications eliminates the slow startup and slow performance, enables interoperation, or restores access to the internet, that's a strong indication of interference by one of the applications that Windows is configured to automatically start when booted normally. Note that when Windows is booted into Safe Mode with Networking, device drivers are not loaded, so Commander won't be able to communicate with your transceiver(s) and DXView won't be able to communicate with your antenna rotator.

Booting Windows into Safe Mode with Networking

An DXLab application that starts up promptly in Safe Mode with Networking but takes much longer to start up when Windows has been booted normally indicates that one of the applications or services by automatically started by Windows is responsible for the behavior.

Determining Which Applications are being Started Automatically by Windows

To determine what applications Windows is configured to automatically start when Windows is booted normally,

To determine the functionality and provenance of an application that Windows is configured to automatically start, see this searchable database .

Finding the Culprit

To identify which of several possible applications is interfering,

  1. disable the automatic startup of all applications, and reboot Windows; confirm that no interference is present
  2. enable the automatic startup of one of the previously automatically-started applications, and reboot Windows
    • if no interference is present, repeat step 2
    • if interference is present, the last enabled application is the culprit

You can use the Startup tab in Microsoft's MSConfig tool to enable and disable startup applications.

Configuring an Anti-malware Application to Consider Each of your DXLab Applications to be Safe

  1. read the documentation for the anti-malware application
  2. if the documentation doesn't provide a sufficient explanation, contact the help desk of the anti-malware application's provider
  3. if you are unable to obtain timely assistance from the help desk, consider switching to a more competent anti-malware application provider


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