Something weird has started happening only in the past week or so. I haven’t updated blender or anything, but seemingly out of nowhere blender startup tends to hang for 30 seconds to even a minute or two every time I start up an instance, before eventually continuing. The last line before the long hang is always:
Read prefs: C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.90\config\userpref.blend
And it just sits there seeming to be doing nothing. No appreciable disk or cpu use.
The next line is always:
found bundled python: C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 2.90\2.90\python
I’ve tried running blender with --debug and it doesn’t produce any useful error messages in the region where it hangs:
c:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 2.90>blender --debug Switching to fully guarded memory allocator. Blender 2.90.0 Build: 2020-08-31 10:00:13 Windows Release argv = blender argv = --debug Read prefs: C:\Users\Adrian\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.90\config\userpref.blend read file C:\Users\Adrian\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.90\config\startup.blend Version 290 sub 8 date 2020-08-31 11:26 hash 0330d1af29c0
(hangs for ages, then continues)
found bundled python: c:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 2.90\2.90\python
… and so on as usual.
I’ve saved a new startup file and it still happens.
Short of nuking all of my settings and reconfiguring everything, does anyone know anything else to try poking at, to figure out what is going on?