IDE window takes 30 seconds to show

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On my computer at work, a DELL workstation (like home, XP/SP3) with a set-up much like home, it takes 30 seconds before I see IDE's window (regardless of BTM file). During that time no process uses any CPU. I tried removing the "IDE 12.0" reg key ... no help. That's starting it from a stand-alone TCC.

It starts instantly from a TCC inside TCMD as well as from a stand-alone TCC when there is also a TCMD running.