Windows 10: Programs Take a Few Seconds to Start

Discus and support Programs Take a Few Seconds to Start in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Over the past few weeks I've noticed that when I launch programs (no matter what it is) it takes about 5 seconds to appear. For example, I use VLC... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by ryley2637, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. ryley2637 Win User

    Programs Take a Few Seconds to Start


    Over the past few weeks I've noticed that when I launch programs (no matter what it is) it takes about 5 seconds to appear. For example, I use VLC media player for videos; music; etc. If I launch it (whether just the program or directly via a file) it won't appear for a few seconds. I don't have any performance issues or anything after the program starts; it's like it waits a few seconds before doing anything. I have a 512GB SSD too. I've run disk cleanup; other scans; etc but so far nothing has worked. I'd rather not have to wipe the drive just yet, so do any of you all have any other suggestions as to what could be causing this issue?

    :)
     
    ryley2637, Sep 25, 2016
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  2. Why has my windows 10 PC started over the last few days to take much longer to start up. Have disabled all but a few low impact start up programs

    Why has my windows 10 PC started over the last few days to take much longer to start up. Have disabled all but a few low impact start up programs and have not installed any new programs since the up grade. It usually took a mere 25 seconds to load...now
    it takes 80 to 90 seconds...no big deal some would say...but I would like to know why.
     
    FrancisRowley, Sep 25, 2016
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  3. Start menu disappears after a few seconds on Windows 10

    Hello,

    I am running Windows 10 64 bit. Recently I have encountered a problem where when I click the start button in the bottom left hand of the screen, it pops up, but then disappears after a few seconds.

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    Tim
     
    tim.karis1, Sep 25, 2016
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  4. bro67 Win User

    Programs Take a Few Seconds to Start

    Sounds like housekeeping and that there may be a back end malware scan going on if you are running any kind of Security Software. What mfg and model is the SSD? Did you disable Prefetch and Superfetch?
     
    bro67, Sep 25, 2016
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  5. Steve C Win User
    I've had problems with delayed starts using VLC on both my PCs. I'm now using the Films & TV app in preference to VLC which is easy to use and starts quickly.
     
    Steve C, Apr 5, 2018
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