Cubase 8.5 pro taking 10 minutes plus to start

Cubase has always been slow to start up for me. It initializes every plugin at each start up and this would typically take 2-3 minutes before I could select a project and start work. However, now it is taking more like 10-15 minutes making it practically unusable. I understand from other posts that Cubase shouldn’t be initializing the plugins every time anyway. Has anyone else had problems with slow start-up and, if so, did you find a solution?

No cant say i have experienced it that severe. mine takes about 12 seconds till the hub pops up.
Only thing i did i ditched all the video related dll files that caused a significant increase for me.