since Mathematica V8 the startup time is very long and somehow the complete GUI seems to freeze at the startup for approximately one minute. This happens on both of my computers, where one is running win7 Professional 32Bit and the other is running win7 professional 64Bit. Ive already found two similar questions over here (link1 link2) but none of these could help me to solve this prob so far. I printed the startup times as described in link2 and the result is the following:
Initializing kernel connections... -> 0.234 Initializing cell styles... -> 1.014 Initializing fonts... -> 1.419 Initializing menus... -> 1.451 Initializing defaults notebook... -> 1.7 Initializing defaults clipboards... -> 2.574 Initializing internal preferences... -> 2.839 Initializing kernels... -> 3.728 Opening Welcome Screen... -> 4.181 Closing Splash Screen... -> 4.212 Preloading Favorites... -> 4.305 Handling CommandLineOptions... -> 4.305 Opening Files... -> 4.305 Do Startup Action... -> 4.305 Finished -> 46.051
Notice, that "Finished" takes about 46s. What does that mean? Any ideas how to fix it? Thanks in advance!!