IN trying to troubleshoot a dell inspiron laptop with win 7, i7, 8GB ram (a 'nice' machine), that takes a while to boot up (5 minutes or so), I ininstalled a bunch of apps that Dell supplied - online backup, etc, along with I am pretty sure, dell data vault. I noticed that the computer would freeze every minute or so for a 1/2 second or so - listening to streaming radio, it'd buzz. googling that issue, people complained about dell preinstalled apps. 1 talked of a recent dell update causing that and to stop the dell data vault service. II thought I uninstalled that program but let me look anyway.
yes, the datavault service was there, and running. I disabled it, along with the dell data vault wizard service.
the machine takes a little longer now to boot up.
1) whats those data vault services for?
2) shouldn't the services be removed when uninstalling the data vault app?
3) is there a way to clean things better to remove the services themselves rather than just disable them? Other things may be waiting on the data vault service to start and that's why stopping them actually increases boot time?
Performance once it's booted up is the same (good) with or without data vault running.