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Toad 14.1(32bit) Slow startup

Toad starts slowly
I read past solutions but it doesn't work
here's my debug log

[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:28:28:014] - Initializing application
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:28:28:030] - Creating GlobalDataModule
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:28:28:123] - Performing Toad's startup tasks
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:28:28:123] - Setting FPU exception mask
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:28:28:123] - Setting Application properties
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:28:28:123] - Desensitizing drag & drop
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:28:28:123] - Creating GUISettings folder
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:28:28:123] - Setting Toad help file
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:28:28:123] - Checking for critical files
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:01:975] - Checking installer induced policy restrictions
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:01:975] - Checking runtime intelligence opt-in
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:01:975] - Opted out of runtime intelligence reporting
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:01:975] - Does not have internet access
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:01:975] - Getting license information
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:01:975] - Verifying Toad license
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:02:006] - Saving edition to SettingsLocations.INI file
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:02:006] - License status: Perpetual
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:02:006] - Checking entitlement period
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:02:006] - Setting global options
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:02:006] - Checking installer induced enablements
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:02:006] - Initializing Version Engine
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:02:006] - Certified Version Engine - Initializing
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:02:006] - Certified Version Engine - Session ID: TOAD-6829FC89-7BC5-4042-8784-D514BE5DA08C
[ERROR] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:077] - Certified Version Engine - [ECertifiedVersionException] Engine initialization timeout
[ERROR] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:077] - Certified Version Engine - Engine Health - [Status] Error [Exception] ECertifiedVersionException [Message] Engine initialization timeout
[ERROR] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:077] - Certified Version Engine - Failed to initialize
[ERROR] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:077] - Engine initialization timeout
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:077] - Certified Version Engine - Checking Operating System
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:077] - Certified Version Engine - Operating System Checked - [Result] EngineError [Action] Allow [LicenseModel] QuestKey [LicenseType] PerpetualOnMaintenance* [LicenseIsTrial] False [Message] null
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:077] - Starting settings auto-save thread
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:077] - Creating main window
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:233] - Main window created
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:233] - Loading logins
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:233] - Create Bitmaps Form
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:499] - Restoring dock layout
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:499] - Load Schema/DB Snapshot file list
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:499] - Register self as a drop target for files
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:499] - Restore main form size/position
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:514] - Checking for Spotlight
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:514] - Checking for SQL Impact
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:514] - Initializing Team Coding
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:546] - Building quick scripts menu
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:546] - Building external tools menu
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:32:858] - Enabling features based on license
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:33:202] - Restoring size and position
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:33:217] - Performing Toad's command line tasks
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:33:217] - Application.Run
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:654] - Saving Toolbar Layout
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:748] - Destroying Dock Panels
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:748] - Closing Forms
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:748] - Saving LRU List
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:748] - Saving Dock Layout
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:748] - Stop activity manager
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:873] - Freeing Process History
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:873] - Hiding Mainform
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:873] - Freeing MDI Forms
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:873] - Freeing Docking Manager
[INFO] [2021-08-23 17:29:36:904] - End DebugLog

Does the slow startup still happen on a client workstation that has internet access? I'm guessing that you might be getting a time out because of some of the phone home stuff we do in the latest Toad versions.

I can't access the Internet because I use Toad in the office.

Same problem for me, running a 64 bit Toad 14.1.120.923.
It takes Toad 48 seconds to show the first screen.
Most of the time is spent on "initializing version engine..."
No internet connection is available on this machine.

We've decreased that timeout for Toad 15.0, which is coming out in a month or so.

Then, can't we solve this problem with the 14 version?

I don't know of a solution, sorry. Get 15.0 when it becomes available.

HI, I have similar issue from version 14 onwards. On 14.2 now. I work in Government and from behind a proxy server. The delay is always when TOAD is "checking feedback server" I have no choice but to wait for the time out. Putty, it could learn from past failures and reduce the time-out as it will never connect and we are forced to wait no matter what.

  1. In Toad, Go to Options > General.
  2. Under “Application data directory” section click on “Open folder”
  3. Keep this folder open in Windows Explorer and Close Toad
  4. In Windows Explorer, go into the User Files folder. Toad.ini is in there.
  5. Double-click Toad.ini to edit with Notepad.
  6. Find the [SETTINGS] section and change the values on these lines (or add them if not found):
    FeedBackOptIn=0
    InternetAccess=0
  7. Save Toad.ini and try Toad again.

I believe that should help but there will still be a delay. In the next version, 15.0, which should be soon (October I think), the timeout for will be reduced to 5 seconds.

Thanks John, worked a treat. Although it took a few times as toad was overwriting my changes when I closed. I realised I had to close toad before making the change for it to stick.

Yes, it's important to close Toad.exe before attempting any changes in Toad.ini, otherwise they'll get ignored and overwritten.