Dirt 3 starting up slow?

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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    Hey guys, on my current rig I've been playing Dirt 3, the game is installed on a 7200RPM Western Digital Caviar Black HDD and the track loading is fine.
    But my problem is once I open the .exe file/ the shortcut to the .exe file, it takes about 30 secs to 1 min to start up, besides that, all is good. No other game I have has this problem incl. games such as Skyrim and Dead Island... So Dirt 3 problem? Something up with my comp?
    Help is appreciated. =)

    Also for my pc setup, just look in my sig.

    edit: Will test on my SSd and find out if that fixes the problem...
     
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    Tested it on my other Caviar Black drive, same loading speed. Tested on my SSD, same loading speed... Any ideas?
     
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    This is a wild guess but maybe its slow because its decompressing the game engine into memory? Maybe its just coded that way?
     
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    Ehh? Is that even possible?
    Also, IIRC it was loading fine originally. I may be wrong, but I could swear it used to start up instantly...