Windows 10: Programs Take a Few Seconds to Start


  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Build 1511
       25 Sep 2016 #1

    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 3,439
    EL Capitan
       26 Sep 2016 #2

    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 1,532
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       26 Sep 2016 #3

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
This problem has only started in the past week. Prior to this, the start menu was fine as normal. Now, there is a 2 second delay between my clicking on it and it opening up. Possibly related, previously logging in was a near-instantaneous process...
Start-up Programs in Software and Apps
I can see the start-up list of programs in the task manager. I want to add one to the list. f1 an no help or menu option is visible. I want to add a browser. How do I do this Please. :huh:
Customization of the Start Menu (no tiles please) equals speed! As you can see I am using the classic theme in Windows 7. We professionals and powers users can customize the Start Menu in such a way that we can access the most important areas,...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09.
Find Us