iMac Slow Bootup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Philberttheduck, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2006
    HB, CA
    I installed and uninstalled CandyBar and application enhancer and shapeshifter. Now, when I bootup the mac, it's extremely long at the Apple symbol and grey screen. Usually a minute to three now. Before it was no more than 60 seconds. Somebody help?
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    Run maintinence stuff with a program like OnyX, not much I can tell you.
  3. berg macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2006
    Slow Startup?

    1. Start up in Safe Mode .. this will run the "Repair Disk" utility.

    Be sure the computer is turned off.
    Now press the power button.
    Just after you hear the startup tone (NOT BEFORE), press and hold down
    the shift key.
    Now release the shift key when you see the start up screen with the gray
    background with the Apple logo and the progress indicator.
    During the startup, you will see "Safe Boot" on the Mac OS X startup screen.

    2. While in Safe Mode Repair Permissions ... Remember to do this Before & After any Update
    Close all open files and applications. Go to Macintosh HD/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and double click it. Then select "Macintosh HD" in the left panel and First Aid at the top. Then click on "Repair Permissions."

    To leave the Mac OS X Safe Mode just restart your Mac normally, without
    holding any keys during the startup period.

    Other things to try if this does not resolve issue ...

    3. Download and Run this ...Onyx
    Go to Automation Pane ..
    Check all the boxes EXCEPT
    1. Optimize the system
    2. Hidden DS Store Files
    3. Links between documents and applications

    Also choose "Clear All" in the button box for caches. Then execute
  4. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
  5. Philberttheduck thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2006
    HB, CA

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