If I restart my PC and try to run DDO, it always fails to start properly. The character selection screen appears reasonably quickly, but once I choose a character it takes an age to load (up to 5 mins). When it does finally load I get the bad connection symbol (the brown whatever its called!). In taskmanager I can see the Turbine task using small amounts of CPU but memory usage very slowly increasing.
If I close the client (and delete anything using Taskmanager), the restart is way quicker ( 5-10 seconds) and taskmanger shows it allocating memory in huge chunks.
Does anyone else get this sort of behaviour? What I have noticed is that my laptop (which only has 8Gb of memory), never exhibits this behaviour, and nor does another PC with only 6Gb memory. The PC with a problem has 24Gb memory.