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chaniljung
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Power BI desktop slow startup without taking resources

Hi all. First time posting here. 

 

Power BI desktop I have on my laptop (Surface Pro 8 )is having an exteremely slow startup (4.5 minutes) without using much CPU (0.1-2% CPU usage until it loads). It takes up about 550 MB memory, which is not unusual. 

 

I recently discovered this symptom after some recent updates. I first thought it was frozen - only Power BI logo is visible with two windows (one with logo and the other with blank page) open in the taskbar. This symptom is persistent regardless what I do - I even re-installed Windows 11 to see if it fixes the issue. Overall, the performance is alright once it loads. 

 

Another peculiar thing is that if I open Power BI desktop immediately after I restarted Windows, it loads lighting fast - without keeping me waiting. The performance is also the same. Yet, if I open Power BI desktop again, the problem persists (the old PBI desktop window - I cannot save while the other application is being loaded). 

 

I am wondering if there are other people who are experiencing a similar issue. I googled the whole day but couldn't find a similar thread on this issue. 

 

Many thanks in advance. 

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v-henryk-mstf
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Community Support

Hi @chaniljung ,

 

First of all, please upgrade to the latest version, uncheck some of the preloaded content in the data source setting, then restart powerbi destkop and observe if there is a significant speed improvement.

vhenrykmstf_1-1656668535871.png

 

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If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information and let me know immediately. Looking forward to your reply.


Best Regards,
Henry


If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-henryk-mstf
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @chaniljung ,

 

First of all, please upgrade to the latest version, uncheck some of the preloaded content in the data source setting, then restart powerbi destkop and observe if there is a significant speed improvement.

vhenrykmstf_1-1656668535871.png

 

vhenrykmstf_0-1656668398206.png
If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information and let me know immediately. Looking forward to your reply.


Best Regards,
Henry


If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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