27 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2012 8:07 AM by Rotaluclac

    Entire computer temporarily hangs during LR startup

    Rotaluclac Level 1

      When I start Lightroom 3.6, my entire computer locks up for 20 to 30 seconds. The hard disc light continuously lights - that's all.

       

      I tried starting Task Manager before starting Lightroom to view the CPU usage - but the display just freezes, so Task Manager completely misses the time during which Lightroom is starting up.

       

      The Event Log doesn't show anything special (or I don't know what to look for).

       

      Even pressing the Capslock key has no effect - the indicator on the keyboard won't light up until Lightroom has finally started (that is, after 20 to 30 seconds).

       

      After this initial delay, all is well.

       

      What could be causing this nuisance?

       

      (Vista Ultimate 64bit completely updated, 6GB, no virus checker except Microsoft Security Essentials and Spybot S&D, LR cache 25 GB, 300 GB free disc space, LR catalogue optimised, almost 5000 pictures in LR database)