[SOLVED] Windows 10 delaying request to load Steam Client

Sep 23, 2019
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Hello everyone!

I have been struggling with an annoying issue since I built my desktop about two weeks ago and I am pretty sure it is related to Windows specifically. The problem I am having regards the "Steam Client" as when I launch the program it takes up to about 1-2 minutes before the program actually runs. The reason I do not think this is the clients issue would be that I look at task manager > processes and notice that when I make the request, Windows does not display and process the request for that long period of time. Anything else I run on the machine loads and appears in task manager within seconds, except for Steam.

There is not much online for help as most people from what I read experienced this issue back in 2012 when Steam was upgrading and making compatibility for MAC/Linux OS... but that has nothing to do with the fact that Windows does not load the request (Yet again why I think this is a Windows problem, not Steam Client).

I have already tried the following;
  • Re-installing Steam
  • Running in compatibility mode
  • Refreshing Windows files
Listed below will be my specs as I know this is not related to hardware. I also have Steam installed on my main (C) drive which is a SSD.

Case: Thermaltake A500 Aluminum Tempered Glass Gaming Case
Processor: Intel® Core™ i9-9900KF Processor (8x 3.60GHz/16MB L3 Cache)
Motherboard: ASUS TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING -- RGB, 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.1 (6 Rear, 4 Front), TUF Protection
Memory: 16 GB [8 GB X2] DDR4-3000 Memory Module - G.SKILL Ripjaws V
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER - 8GB GDDR6 (VR-Ready) - Single Card
Power Supply: 850 Watt - Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB - 80 PLUS Gold, Full Modular
Processor Cooling: Thermaltake Water 3.0 240 ARGB Sync Edition RGB Liquid Cooling System
Primary Hard Drive: 1 TB Samsung 860 PRO SSD -- Read: 560MB/s, Write: 530MB/s
Data Hard Drive: 2 TB Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive -- 256MB Cache, 7200RPM, 6.0Gb/s
External Optical Drive: ASUS USB 2.0 External Slim CD/DVD Writer (Black)
Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card: TP-Link Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Network Card 802.11ac Dual-Band (2.4GHz/5GHz) up to 867 Mbps
USB Expansion Card: PCI-Express USB 3.0 Expansion Card (2x External Port + 1x Header)
Case Fans: 3x [RGB] Thermaltake Riing Trio 12 Radiator 120mm RGB LED Fan
 
Sep 23, 2019
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try reinstall windows?
I have refreshed my copy of Windows. I do not believe that a new install of Windows 10 would resolve this issue as everything else on the machine runs 100% fine. I am thinking that there is some way to push the "Steam Client" as a priority for when requested.
 

Wolfshadw

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Safe to assume your Steam Client is installed on the 1TB SSD?

Personally, I'm leaning more towards a Steam Client "phoning home" issue. If it were strictly a Windows 10 issue, then there would be a lot more people having this issue.

-Wolf sends
 
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Safe to assume your Steam Client is installed on the 1TB SSD?

Personally, I'm leaning more towards a Steam Client "phoning home" issue. If it were strictly a Windows 10 issue, then there would be a lot more people having this issue.

-Wolf sends
Yes as mentioned in my original post, "Listed below will be my specs as I know this is not related to hardware. I also have Steam installed on my main (C) drive which is a SSD. "

Before I go on a messaging spree with the Steam Support Team, I am hoping that others would potentially know of a way to force Windows to set prioritization to that application.
 

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