I reinstalled MAC osX but..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pyune, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. pyune macrumors newbie

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    Ok.. well heres the thing.. I recently deleted my Windows partiition from Mac and went right away to reinstall MAC OS X on my computer to start from a new slate.. of course moving all my multimedia files onto my external harddrive. Well after I did that I started up MAC OS X regularly and it takes WAYYY too long... the apple logo doesnt come up for 5 seconds and it stay loading for like longer than usual.. did i do somethign wrong???
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Start by repairing permissions and (more importantly) verifying the disk and/or repairing the disk from disk utility. To repair the disk, you must boot into single user mode or boot off the DVD and run disk utility from the DVD. However, you can verify it without rebooting (and if you're green lighted, you can stop there, obviously).
     
  3. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Sometimes this clears itself up after a couple of reboots.

    You can also try a safe boot by holding down the shift key on startup. That'll rebuild some temp files.
     
  4. topgunn macrumors 65816

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  5. pyune thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Zap the PRAM??

    anyway.. its slowlying startig to clear itself but.. yeh its still sort of bad.

    can you time your mac's startup time so i can have some sort of benchmark? thanks
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Did you try what I suggested? Did the disk verify successfully?
     
  7. pyune thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeh.. i did everything so far.. i zapped the pram.. i verifyed/repair permission etc. but it still takes a bit longer.. i guess ill hvae to live with it aughhh
     

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