Could you please try to click any other EXE file?
Preferably find a big file or any other file with existing Version tab in a Properties dialog.
It seems that Windows reads a version info from EXE files (and some DLLs) before showing the popup menu.
Please write us about the result. Thank you.
| Alexander Bednyakov
| Senior Developer
| MetaProducts Corporation
> Could you please try to click any other EXE file?
> Preferably find a big file or any other file with existing Version tab in a Properties dialog.
I already did. That`s what I meant by "any other file". But to make sure, I just clicked on an Internet Explorer full install file (84 Mb exe) it took 1/2 second for the menu, 1 second for Properties. No version number. I kept the mouse moving, and it made nice smooth little circles the whole time.
Tried an ATI video driver file (8 Mb exe). Again, 1/2 second to menu, 1 second for Properties, then 1/2 second for the Version tab. Nice smooth mouse again.
Back to Desetup.exe, 5 seconds for the menu, 5 seconds for Properties, 3 seconds for Version, with the mouse "stuttering" at every step. Strange stuff, eh?
Yes, it is very strange. I think this can be caused by ASPack, an executive program file packer.
Could you please right-click desetup.exe or debsetup.exe?
I think so too. I downloaded version 2.12 of ASPack and installed it, and right-clicking Aspack.exe took 7 seconds (!) to get the menu, another 7 for Properties, and almost 5 for the Version. It must be using all the CPU`s time to unpack the program into memory a chunk at a time, only allowing other things (like the mouse) a couple of cycles here and there. Another oddity; program files I tried compacting didn`t do the stuttering Desetup and Aspack did. Anyway, I believe the mystery has been solved. Time to get back to my regularly scheduled web-surfing. Thanks.
Thank you for your feedback.
We`ll ask ASPack author about this small problem.