2 to 5 second delay before page starts loading when entering an address via address bar
Operating System: XP SP3
Error Message: n/a
Extensions installed: none
Please describe your question/comment in detail (for example, steps to reproduce the problem):
1. Launch Chrome
2. Enter the address of a frequently used website in the address bar
3. Experience 2 to 5 second delay before Chrome starts downloading and displaying the page. i.e. 2 to 5 second delay before the spinner starts spinning.
1. Launch Chrome
2. Press Ctrl+K to go to the address bar pre-populated with a "?" for a Google search.
3. Enter search keywords and press enter.
4. Experience 2 to 5 second delay before Chrome starts downloading and displaying the page. i.e. 2 to 5 second delay before the spinner starts spinning.
Perhaps this will help narrow down the cause: I'm a heavy web user. The "History Index *" files in my Chrome user data occupy 1.3 GB of space. The "Thumbnails" file in the user data occupies in excess of 500 MB of space.
This does not happen when clicking a link on a web page. This also doesn't happen when opening a web page from bookmarks. It only happens when entering a URL in the address bar, or performing a search from the address bar.
Solution: I went through my system and ended every 32bit application that was not related to windows. Once I did this, chrome suddenly worked like normal. I suspect there is some app that is causing the compatibility software in windows to run overtime. I wish I knew which one it was, I do run an HP and killed all of those apps but I can't be sure. Bottom line, Chrome was being affected by some other application that needed to be terminated that was launching at startup.
I disabled this from launching and I think thats what did the trick.
I have the problem, running on 32-bit XPSP3. So it's not compatibility software causing it. I don't run Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit either.
please go there and confirm so they can work on it
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