Originally Posted by Blossom
Slow boot up is not normal on a Kindle Fire. It takes mine 30 seconds to boot up. You need to restart every so often to clear up memory and temp files. It's just like any other PC it needs a fresh start now and then.
I consider 30 seconds kind of slow, but mine is way worse than that (hasn't always been that way). It all depends on what apps you have that start up at boot.
I do shut down completely every once in a while, just not very often - same with my pc too. I understand when it is helpful to do it and only do it then :-)