I have an i7-3930K with 32GB RAM, using 256GB SSD, running Win 7 Ultimate.
It takes 8 seconds to open notepad after going
Win+r -> notepad -> enter
Why is this so SLOW? WTF?
Don't suggest virus/malware please.
EDIT: understood this is hard to answer. So perhaps we could answer how to troubleshoot? I am looking at taskmgr / resource monitor and nothing looks unusual (cpu hardly being used, 10% memory usage). Plenty of space on SSD.
Taskmgr opens instantly.
cmd opens in about 8 seconds too. so irritating.
Edit: both take same time to open as shortcut/exe.
EDIT: After reboot- they are now opening instantly. So what could it have been? Should I be worried? Is it likely to be the health of my primary SSD drive? What could I do to test the SSD drive performance???