G5 imac takes 20 miutes to start.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wizzerandchips, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. wizzerandchips macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2006
    Purchased a refurbed 17" G5 iMac from apple in March for my mum, but all of a sudden it has developed a problem. On start up I get the screen with the timer for about 10 minutes, then the fan will start and run for 3 minutes then go off, after a few more minutes the screen come up saying loading OSX and the blue bar takes another 10 minutes to reach the end. Then the screen loads, empty, then the icons and dock loads about 10 minutes after that. Once this process has finished , after approx 20 minutes it works ok. Any ideas why it takes so long to start up.
  2. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    Not sure, any other symptoms? Maybe try running disk utility to see if anything is wrong. Maybe check th eold faithful, the PRAM.
  3. spicyapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Try booting from the DVD and see how long it takes.

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