Windows 10: 3-second lag when launching programs Solved

  1.    21 Aug 2015 #1

    3-second lag when launching programs

    UPDATE: Well, I suffered with this for a number of months, but the recent major update (2015/11/11) seems to have fixed it,
    so case closed.

    Hi, I'm an ex programmer and I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10. I have a desktop with an Intel i5, and a Gigabyte motherboard based on the Z77 chipset.

    I'm experiencing a 3 second lag every time I launch a program.

    I have a hard on/off switch on my DSL, but the lag happens whether I'm connected or not. I've checked Event Viewer --nothing weird. I've used the internals program you probably know, AutoRuns, and found nothing weird. I've done a full scan using Windows Defender. I run EMET. I've done a sfc /scannow. I've done a chkdsk /r /x on C:.

    The lag happens regardless of weather the session has run the program once or multiple times.

    Yes it happens right after a restart.

    And the kicker is, the lag is not quite consistent. This morning there was a stretch where there was no lag at all, and I was ready to declare the case closed. But now it's back. There was another stretch this evening. I wish I could remember everything I did.

    I'm really hesistant to try to use ProcMon, just because of the reams of output it produces. I don't have 2 free days to comb thru it all, and that's assuming I know what I'm looking for.

    I might try to eliminate the 3rd party apps I run one by one to see if that helps, and reply here.

    Any other advice?
    Last edited by sgt panties; 13 Nov 2015 at 18:31.
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