My 8GB USB stick contains some 300 portable apps, many of them from other sources than PortableApps.com. Started to use the platform recently because of the easy update process.
I have autostart and initial update check disabled. When launching Start.exe, I am observing very different responses:
(1) Progress bar moving slowly to anything between 10 and 50%, then the platform app seems to be stuck (Task Manager says "Not responding").
(2) Progress bar moving very slowly all the way to the end, then the installed apps are listed. This takes several minutes.
(3) Progress bar moves all the way to the end within 30 seconds, then the installed apps are listed.
Case (1) happens most often, followed by (2). The likelihood of (3) is less than 10%. Any ideas how to identify the cause of this problem?