Specs: http://i.imgur.com/D5GD2MO.png (Samsung SSD = boot drive)
My computer boots from an SSD. Boot times have been fast and my startup programs, which are all on my boot SSD, have started immediately upon boot. However, a few days ago I installed a new version of Python (I had 2.7 already, and installed 3.5) as well as a few programs required for running Discord selfbots (Git, node and yarn). I installed Git, Node and Yarn first, and upon each of several reboots my system was completely fine.
Since installing Python 3.5, my computer would boot just as fast, but the startup programs now take about a minute before they start starting. For instance, the programs don't appear in the system tray until about a minute after Windows boots. They used to all start within 10 seconds of the system booting into Windows. Now they take at least 50 seconds before they start to start, and they each take longer to start, to the point where they are starting up to 2 seconds apart from each other.
This is made even stranger with the fact that any program on my SSD that I manually start starts immediately, before the startup programs start. For example, Chrome Portable. I cannot set it to start with Windows so I have to manually start it each time I boot into Windows. Starting that is fast as it always has been, despite all my startup programs taking forever to start.
I feel like they're all waiting for either my network adapter (I'm on a wired connection only) or my antivirus (I only use Microsoft Security Essentials) to turn on.
If you require more information from me, or clarification in order to further assist me, please let me know.
Screenshots of my SSD can be found in the following imgur links:
List of programs I have set to start with windows, which appear in the system tray, in no particular order:
nVidia GeForce Experience
Moo0 System Monitor
Microsoft Security Essentials
Edited by ripmydesktop, 21 June 2017 - 04:00 PM.