this reminds me of a nasty thing I encountered before.
I logged all there:
I disappeared when reinstalling a new version, without clearly
understanding what happened. Final tests let think that something was weird
with windows shared file system where profiles where stored.
What is your exact OS version?
All I can advice is to log all what happens with process_monitor.exe and
look at the errors you get.
Also, can you tell us:
What happens in those test cases?
- launch qgis again while first instance has not startup yet
- launch qgis using configpath option with a profile on another drive than
currently (network or local?)
- is the second startup faster than the first one ? (if yes you have
another Microsoft windows phenomenon called cold startup cumulating itself
with previous one)
Thanks for your tests, you face a really rare issue that we must narrow
down and solve, really
2016-11-21 20:15 GMT+01:00 Cliff Patterson <cliffpatter...@gmail.com>:
> On a new Dell laptop running Windows 7 (i7, 8GB ram), it takes about 3-5
> minutes for QGIS to start, which is a hassle. It hangs at “Starting up the
> GUI” and if I click on the splash screen, it crashes, but if I let it sit
> it eventually starts without any error. I have had this problem since
> installing QGIS 2.14 using the OSGeo4W 64-bit installer. I have since
> completely removed that installation, deleted the .qgis folder, and deleted
> all registry entries. I then reinstalled using the standalone installer and
> still no luck. I currently have QGIS versions 2.14, 2.16, and 2.18
> installed and experience the same problem with each.
> Other steps I've taken were to disable plugins and remove plugins, but no
> change on startup.
> I have the same versions running on another Windows 7 machine and a Linux
> VM with no problems.
> The only error I see in the logs is the following:
> 2016-11-21T13:37:48 1 Failed to load C:/PROGRA~1/QGIS2~1.14/apps/
> qgis-ltr/plugins/globeplugin.dll (Reason: Cannot load library
> C:/PROGRA~1/QGIS2~1.14/apps/qgis-ltr/plugins/globeplugin.dll: The
> specified procedure could not be found.)
> Does anyone know what could be causing QGIS to boot up so slowly?
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