LOOOONNG Start up time

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Duge, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Duge macrumors newbie

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    hi there everyone i don't know if this in in the right section but i'm having trouble, i am having very long start up times about 4.5 minutes which is quite long any ideas??

    Regards
     
  2. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    try running OnyX and make sure it empties font caches. i don't know exactly why but that is a big cause in start up slow downs from what i understand. OnyX is always a good first line treatment for these sorts of thing. Disk Utility is another option and it's built in already (in applications > utilities > disk utility) repair permissions and or repair disk. it seems to be an innocuous cure for a lot of little issues.

    a couple thoughts. :)
     
  3. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    You are unlikely to get any useful suggestions since you have not given any information that could help diagnose the problem.

    Which model? What is the CPU speed? How much memory? Which version of OS X? What did you do to the computer immediatly before the problem stated? Have you booted showing the console messages? Were there any errors? What happens when you boot into safe mode?
     
  4. Duge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    running a powerbook g4 512 ram os x panther

    no errors or anything

    no haven't tried safe mode

    Regards
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    You don't have it set to mount anything on an unaccessible network, do you?

    How does that 4.5 minutes break down - are you talking 4.5 minutes until you see a login prompt, or until the PB is fully booted into your account, or what?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is it slow to log in or slow to get past the grey screen? Is there a specific part of the booting up process that is slow? :)
     
  7. Duge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the i'm counting from there the little dial is turning around from where i can use the computer

    hey if i had my wifi out of range and i can't access it at the time of boot up would that cause it???
     
  8. musiclover137 macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure there's a nice way to say that. Go easy on him, jeez
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay then, try running fsck and tell us what you find. I'm not sure that it'd be your WiFi range. :)
     
  10. Duge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    turns out it's the hard drive took it into the apple store and they diagnosed the HDD so they replacing it under warranty

    phew. only a couple days left on the warranty :)

    thanks for your help guys
     

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