I have had an on going problem that i just cannot resolve. It started about 6 months ago when i was running 2010. I upgraded today to 2011 and the problem still exists.
The issue is when i launch Solidworks by either selecting from the menu or even if i run the EXE file, the program doesn't start. Once in a while it will launch in the background but you can never see it on the screen. About 50% of the time i can see the process running in Task Manager but sometimes not.
Here is the kicker, if I double click on ANY existing Solidworks file the system starts and runs fine. Works like a champ in all aspects.