Success while starting in Safe mode implies you have some sort of conflict with other software running at the same time. Do you know how to use MSconfig to do a diagnostic startup, selecting which startup programs and services to allow?
I know how to get there Windows button + R and type msconfig. But I am not sure what to do next.
I've been googling, and it seems Microdoft has been fooling around with MSconfig again (I still run Win7). In Windows 8 the startup list is now in Task Manager, and it looks like they've added a indetifying asterisk for those programs that are required, which is helpful.
So instead of MSconfig, start task manager, and then go the othe startup tab, and disable half of anything non-essential (pick things you suspect might be the problem, first), then reboot. Test. If it works, add back half of waht you disabled and try again. If it doesn't work, disable the other half. You should be able to isolate a conflict in a very small number of steps this way.
This is the list of applications that are activ during start up:
Adobe updater Startup Utility
Kaspersky Anti- Virus
Microsoft office document cache
NVIDIA GeForce Experoence Backend
NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy
Are they all non-essential? To be honest I suspect NVIDIA because I have updated my drivers about three weeks ago. The problems with InDesign started much later, but you never know!
They all appear to be non-essential.
You may need to go back to MSconfig, too, after all, to check for non-microsoft services that start automatically and do the same thing.
I'm always suspcious of anti-virus as the culprit in these cases, so you might put that in the first group.
Just a short note to let you know that after closing all the app during start up, InDesign does work!
Hope it stays this way.
Thanx for your help.
Have you added back in halves to find the actual culprit? The object here is to isolate the single conflict. You don't want to disable things unnecessarily, nor do you want to run without an antivirus. It's not "essential" in the sense that windows will run without it, but it is vital to remain protected, so if you have problems with Kaspersky running you need a new brand of A/V. I've had no problems with ESET NOD32.