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Slow boot up!

I own a windows vista and every time i start it up,it asks me for my password,and then it says "welcome" and then it takes about 30 sec to up a min,then a blue screen comes on,at the bottom it shows the current time on the lower right corner,and then i get the main screen icons! i also get alot of popups on new updates and blocked start up programs! can you help me?

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    i need help with my laptop!

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You don't get pop ups for windows updates, it will just have a bubble saying updates are available.

You may have a trojan, or a firewall programme that is too strong and not allowing programmes to start quick enough.

I assume you have an upto date anti virus programme, if so run it.

But i must add that sometimes Vista can take a while at times espaecially the last thursday in the month as this is when all the auto updates are made available

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