31 minutes ago, WunkusMcDunkus said:
I know the sound you were talking about. Sounds like Windows knows there's a problem then and is limiting the performance. I would try a remount if you haven't already, then a Windows reinstall if it doesn't work.
It was the "Nahimic Service", specifically Sonic Studio and Sonic Radar. Once I uninstalled Sonic Studio and Sonic Radio my programs opened like normal.