A. That's way too long to wait for your computer to boot up, Ernie. Most computers take anywhere from one to three minutes to get going.
New computers with solid-state drives can take less than a minute. There are computers out there that can start in less than 10 seconds. Imagine that!
As computers age, they will slow down for various reasons. You're in luck, though. There are plenty of nifty solutions for each possible cause of a slow boot.
It might not get you to "like-new" speeds, but you'll notice a decrease in startup time. Share these tips with your friends and family, too. Who couldn't use a little bit more speed, right?
I should explain why computers are generally slow to start. When your computer boots, it's moving information from your slow hard drive to the much faster RAM.