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Lightroom shutdown very slow

bengt.ogren

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Windows 10
What is LR doing during shutdown with no backup performed)?
I'm running Classic 9.3.
It takes several minutes before it disappears from the task manager in Win 10 1909.
 

bengt.ogren

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Thanks a lot, John!
I did have a few plugins that I installed some years ago to try out but I never actually used them.
So I disabled them and now LR disappears from task manager within a couple of seconds. Amazing. :)
It will be interesting to see if this also affects overall performance in a positive way. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Regards
Bengt
Floda, Sweden
 

bengt.ogren

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The plugins that I have are:
- Adobe Stock, V 9.3.0.202005281810-476e492c
- Athentech Perfect Exposure, V 1.0.10 (from 2016)
- Facebook, V 9.3.0.202005281810-476e492c
- Flickr, V 9.3.0.202005281810-476e492c
- Nikon Tether plugin, V 9.3.0.202005281810-476e492c

The only one that is not installed by default (I think) is Perfect Exposure
so that would be the main suspect.

However, now that I have re-enabled them all, LR still disappears from task manager very quickly.
So the problem is most likely something else.
Or could it be that the disabling/enabling could have caused some kind of cleanup?

I have had problems for quite some time with task manager showing 100% disk usage
even with low MB/s values and I get a lot of "Not responding" from applications lasting 5-10 seconds
especially when the app is starting. This includes LR.
That's why I have task manager running most of the time so I can see what's happening -
who is using disk and/or cpu more than normal -
and that's how I began to notice that LR often lingered around for quite a while after shutdown.

Disk analysis doesn't show any problems with the disk and I've googled for this
100% disk usage several times and tried every suggestion that people have offered
but to no avail.

So this is probably not a LR problem but since LR is quite memory hungry
that's where I "suffer" the most from this slow performance.

My PC (a HP tower) is pretty old (from 2009) and only has 8GB of RAM
and the motherboard doesn't support any more,
I'm still on Win 10 1909, I haven't been offered the update to 2004 yet
and I don't dare force an update in case the reason for the delay is something
that could cause trouble and hasn't been fixed yet.

I guess it's time to go shopping ... ;)

Bengt
 
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However, now that I have re-enabled them all, LR still disappears from task manager very quickly. So the problem is most likely something else. Or could it be that the disabling/enabling could have caused some kind of cleanup?
Either is possible. And any of those plugins could have been the culprit, I think. (Adobe's built-in plugins aren't always of the highest quality and aren't well-supported.)
 
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