[SOLVED] Slow application loading times shortly after startup ?

Computerrock1

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First, I do have WD Black NVme set as my boot drive and everything boots quickly... My issue is that when I logon, for the first minute of usage, all apps open easily, within a second or two typically. However, after the PC has been on for about a minute, almost all application load time goes into the 30sec to 2+ minute range. I have already been through sfc, DISM and chkdsk (which did find a bad sector, didn't fix the issue, did fix the sector tho). I've been hounding task manager to see if there's anything that's hogging resources or jumping in CPU usage when I open an application, nothing goes over 1% (that isn't being opened) and they are all windows services. In regards to games and other similarly large executables, the program won't even appear in TM where it would typically appear as it's loading sed application. Another curious thing is that when I get apps running within the first minute, I can tell when the slowdown/lag/freeze/ISSUE? is as the application, typically chrome, will freeze (this issue occurs regardless of Chrome being used at any point).

Other things I've tried: I've removed all non-essential services and programs from startup and this didn't do anything, tried suspending Windows Defender, this didn't do anything either.

Specs:

Ryzen 5600,
16GB RAM,
1TB WD Black NVMe SSD
RTX 3600 Ti
Windows 11

Though I don't believe my specs are causing the issue :)

Are there any services or applications, anything really, that's known to cause similar issues because I'm at my wits end with this one.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Solution
See if it happens in safe mode

  1. go to settings/recovery
  2. next to advanced startup, click restart now button
  3. this restarts PC in a blue menu
  4. choose troubleshoot
  5. choose advanced
  6. choose startup options
  7. click the restart button
  8. choose a safe mode (it doesn't matter which) by using number associated with it.
  9. Pc will restart and load safe mode

Colif

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See if it happens in safe mode

  1. go to settings/recovery
  2. next to advanced startup, click restart now button
  3. this restarts PC in a blue menu
  4. choose troubleshoot
  5. choose advanced
  6. choose startup options
  7. click the restart button
  8. choose a safe mode (it doesn't matter which) by using number associated with it.
  9. Pc will restart and load safe mode
 
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Computerrock1

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Hey @Colif thank you for the recommendation, I finally had a moment to do this and found that the delay is definitely missing when running the PC in safe mode. I'm currently in the process of going through my drivers and updating where I can and seeing if any of them have Win 11 compatibility issues that are known. I will update this post again once I've found the driver that's causing the issue!
 

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Alright, I have figured out what's been causing the issue. Asus Sonic Suite III, an app that I haven't opened in forever but have had going in the background for the "benefits", turns out the application doesn't work in 11 and uninstalling it relieves me of my issue. Again, thank you @Colif for your advice as it lead me to the resolution.