long delay before rEFIt boot screen

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by OSS542, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. OSS542 macrumors newbie

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    I get a 30 second delay at power up on the Quad mac pro before the rEFIt boot menu is displayed. Does anyone have an idea why this might be ? Is there anything I can do to shorten or eliminate this ?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep I did and it was really peeing me off. but here's how I solved it.

    Simply go into system preferences and startup disk.

    Choosed the OSX as the default startup (regardless if you only have 1 os installed) and then hit the lock icon.

    Then restart.

    Now it should boot in 15-20 seconds at the most.
     
  3. knome macrumors 6502

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    I Don't know if thats how to fix it becuase what is what i have done from the start and it still happens, mostly at random. Some times it wil go strait to the boot sometimes it won't. It seems to be if i've been in windows anytime in the last 36 hours.
     
  4. OSS542 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That did the trick for me.....it boots almost immediately now !!!!
    Many Thanks !!!!....:-D
     
  5. knome macrumors 6502

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    ok this is what keeps happening, I select osx and lock it and reboot and it reboots immediately then the next time i restart it takes for ever again and i look in the startup disk and its unlocked again!

    What can i do to fix this?
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Put in your startup disc and boot from it, then rather than installing osX,

    Then go into utlities on the menu bar and then disk utility and repair disk (even if it reports nothing wrong)
    Then repair permissions.

    Then exit disk utility and go into utilities menu bar and start up disk, and choose OS X again, and lock it.

    Then reboot and see if that solved it.
     

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