My new laptop is having a slow startup issue. It appears that everything loads, except Avast and my wireless program. I try clicking on something to open it, and it works fine. However if I try to open Internet Explorer (and a few other things), it refuses to open until Avast and the wireless program finish loading.
I tried removing Avast. Tried disabling unnecessary startup items. Still refuses to open Internet Explorer (and a few other things) for about 5 minutes after displaying the desktop. After that period of time, everything loads just fine, super fast. No problem.
I've used Filemon to see what was going on in the background during this time, and virtually nothing was happening. After a bit, though, svchost.exe did a ton of stuff, then Avast did, and then it was fine. So now I'm wondering why svchost.exe is being delayed in doing what it's got to do.
I'm hoping it is a recent update from MS that is buggy, or something like that...