Can I watch Cubase8.exe launch from a shell/console?

Hi Folks,
I’m not sure if it’s since I updated to 8.0.20 (the only thing I’ve changed), but it really seems to hang on loading: ‘VST 2.x plugin manager’; is there a way to watch what’s being specifically loaded from a shell/console window (as opposed to just viewing the splash screen)? Alternatively, is there a fix?