Need help with new install

Things I have tried

What I’m trying to do

Want to try out the software, and I installed Obsidian 1.1.8 on my win10 PC. I click “Quick Start,” and a “loading components …” box shows up for 3 mins, then it displays an error message “An error while loading Obsidian. Error: File system operation timed out.” Click the “reload app” button caused the app to hang completely. I see an empty Obsidian Vault directory being created under the Documents folder. Running in administrator mode, uninstall/reinstall, disable the firewall didn’t solve the problem.

Does anyone have an idea?