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For every piece of software besides windows that starts when you power on your computer, some of the computer performance is sacraficed. this will cause the computer to hesitate , perhaps show a blank or black screen a little longer as the computer starts or comes out of hibernation.
Most of the software you install will have a little box stating something like "start when windows starts" that is checked by default when you install it. always pay attention and read as all of these will slow down your computer if running at startup.
hit CTRL+ALT+DEL once your computer is fully started, this will open your task manager.
select the PROCESSES tab and count or go to the bottom and see how many processes are running right when you start the computer.
Most of these can be turned off, windows only needs about 20 to run efficiently wiuth networking, granted there will be some for the printer also.
write down what you see and and programs that dont need to be running can be set , either in thier preferences or windows settings to not run , thus speeding up the computer..
please post here again after you have checked this and i will assist you if you have more questions.

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