starting up Strata takes about 2 minutes and is stuck at, see image -->
Then I reset the preferences Quit Strata Restarted the computer
But this is what I got in addition to the above: cannot open my file as all items in the file menu are inaccessible the startup window shows the option to "select" (and new project etc) but selecting "select" doesn't do anything, the startup window disappears
Opening a strata file from within the Finder results in a spinning beach ball for about 3 minutes and the file is very humble. But every mouse click from this moment onward results in delays, beach ball and waiting.
Thanks already Jeroen
It is simple problem that happens with a user as usual. I think it is BIOS problem so your laptop is not booting well so you can check it. I am sure it will work for you.