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Solidworks freezing on launch

Question asked by Michael Barnard on Sep 20, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 23, 2016 by Michael Barnard

Problem is as follows, when I launch Solidworks it opens up the splash screen like normal but then takes an exceedingly long time (2+ minutes) to work through each step (loading registry, Initializing VBA engine, etc).  When Solidworks finally opens, it looks like normal but its barely responsive, I can click on a menu for it only to react literally a minute or two later.


I have the latest version of Solidworks 2016, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it.  I do have the PDM client addon installed in case that changes anything, I'm on a network licence but I'm pretty sure that's not the problem as it will throw me an error on the splash screen when it can't validate that.


My laptop is a Gigabyte P35, i7 processor, discrete GPU, 16 GB RAM, so it should be more than capable, on top of the fact that I ran the 2015 version of Solidworks fine.  Something between the transition from Win 8 to 10 or 2015 to 2016 messed something up that I can't figure out so I'd appreciate any advice I can get.