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canhaz
Sep 14, 2012, 10:15 AM
Howdy everyone

I have a really annoying problem. I can bootup fine no problems, however after I click on my profile picture and login, it will randomly hang on a grey screen for about 10 minutes, before successfully finishing the login process.

No idea what causes it but it's happening a few times a week. Seems to also be correlated with another wake/clamshell/thunderbolt issue.

I'm technical and would love to know if there is a good strategy for troubleshooting these sort of issues.



Weaselboy
Sep 14, 2012, 10:37 AM
Do you have anything in your Login Items under Users & Groups in the System Pref panel that might be slowing things down?

Try a safe mode (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US) boot my holding the shift key after the chime. That stops any login items from running and will help you troubleshoot. If the problem goes away with a safe boot start removing items half at a time from the login items until you find the culprit.

canhaz
Sep 14, 2012, 10:47 AM
Do you have anything in your Login Items under Users & Groups in the System Pref panel that might be slowing things down?


Thanks, I have a whole bunch of login items (Chrome Sync, Dropbox, Divvy, PasteBot etc). But... (see below)

Try a safe mode (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US) boot my holding the shift key after the chime. That stops any login items from running and will help you troubleshoot. If the problem goes away with a safe boot start removing items half at a time from the login items until you find the culprit.

Safe mode causes the same issue.

Weaselboy
Sep 14, 2012, 10:54 AM
Thanks, I have a whole bunch of login items (Chrome Sync, Dropbox, Divvy, PasteBot etc). But... (see below)



Safe mode causes the same issue.

Hmmm... also look in /LibraryStartupItems (http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_remove_startup_items_os_x) to see what is starting from there.


Check Startup Disk in System Prefs to make sure the correct disk is picked as the startup disk.