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Computer is very slow to boot up

It takes me anywhere from about 7 to 10 minutes to boot up my computer.
I am connected to the internet through Wildblue.
Is there someway I can only open up certain programs when I first start my computer? Will that make it boot up faster?

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Try and delete files you do not need. and clean up your c and d drive on your computer and defragment the files. that should help. or it may be a virus

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