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Certain programs won't open on system startup

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    Certain programs won't open on system startup

    I'm having a problem where if I try to open certain applications shortly after starting my computer, they don't appear. I thought this was a problem with applications in my Startup folder, but that doesn't seem to be the case, since the problem affects some programs not set to open on startup.

    The processes for the apps appear in task manager, but ending these processes and attempting to open the program again does not work. The amount of time I have to wait before attempting to open these apps varies, some times being only around 10 minutes and other times being multiple hours.

    Spotify and Line are the programs I've found to always be affected by this problem, which is frustrating, because I use them often.

    I've had this problem for a long time. I did a Win8 refresh a couple of weeks ago which briefly fixed the problem, but it has suddenly appeared again. It started again after installing Dropbox and Bluetooth drivers.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that the programs affected by this problem will not open until I reboot my PC if they do not open on the first attempt.
    Last edited by tonsils; 17 Jun 2015 at 01:00.

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