This has happened many times to me, and its quite frustrating: everytime the DB crashes, or if the connection to the DB is severed, when u try to restart the DB, it will hang or not respond for like 5-10mins before it starts up. Otherwise on normal starts, it starts in 10 secs.
Why is this the case? Is there a way to resolve it?
It almost seems like something is stealing resourses, doesn't it. And it could very well be something within the database itself or another process in the background. No t that this is any help but realisticly, it could be one or more of many things (especially in Windows).