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mepidemiology
Fluorite | Level 6

Hi! I've had SAS 9.4, version 15.2 on my laptop for about 4 months. In the past two weeks it has taken upwards of 35-38 seconds for SAS to initialize.  It never took this long. The code runs fine, but now when I try to open SAS it has been taking quite a bit of time. I'm not sure what to do. 

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SASKiwi
PROC Star

The obvious answer is that something on your laptop has changed to cause this. The problem is what? Anti-virus software is one of the possible culprits. Open Windows Task Manager while you are starting SAS and see what apps are using the most CPU.

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ChrisHemedinger
Community Manager

I'd take a look at network resources that you have assigned, including printers. With many of us working from home it can cause quite a lag to ping a network printer. 

 

If you can, add -NOPRNGETLIST to your SAS config file (or SAS.exe command, as a test) to see if it helps.

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mepidemiology
Fluorite | Level 6

Thanks! I did this too and it seems that both have worked.

stevo642
Obsidian | Level 7
My initialization suddenly jumped to 36 seconds with no apparent system changes.

Adding -NOPRNGETLIST worked for me

— Thank you!
Sam37
Calcite | Level 5

Hi,

Where can I to write -NOPRNGETLIST ? Can you explain please ?

Thank you

stevo642
Obsidian | Level 7

I added "-NOPRNGETLIST" as first line of "\SASFOUNDATION\9.4\NLS\EN\SASV9.CFG"

Sam37
Calcite | Level 5

Thank !!!

SASKiwi
PROC Star

The obvious answer is that something on your laptop has changed to cause this. The problem is what? Anti-virus software is one of the possible culprits. Open Windows Task Manager while you are starting SAS and see what apps are using the most CPU.

mepidemiology
Fluorite | Level 6

Thank you! Removing the antivirus worked!

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