I just got back into Civilization this week, and have run into an issue with both Civilization V and Civilization: Beyond Earth. In both cases, booting the game requires many tries. It seems to be getting worse, too. At first it took three boot attempts to start the game, and then it was around eight tries. Now it's around 30 to 50 tries. Both games are affected in the same way, and I have never experienced this with any other game. The symptoms are as follows: I try to start the game, it starts a process that shows up in Task Manager. around 10 seconds later the process disappears and there is no error or warning. I'm running the game on the following: Windows 10 Pro x64 Intel i5 3570k 8GB G.SKILL DDR3 ASUS GTX 970 Crucial M500 SSD I'm not running any third party anti-virus, and all my drivers are up-to-date. It's also worth noting that once I get in-game it runs very smoothly with no hiccups. Any ideas?