Mac Mini booting issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pandymac, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. pandymac macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2005
    Plymouth UK

    Recently I have been having real bad issues with my mac mini its been taking in the regions of 10-30 mins to boot up and is really starting to annoy me. Having other issues where having only 3 or 4 programs open (e.g. firefox, adium, itunes, dreamweaver) for example today caused it to completly freeze up on me. Having left it 30 mins or so still nothing. I even tried accessing it over ssh but that can't connect either. Can someone please help me as i'm having to use windows again and i don't like it !!!

  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    What do you have plugged into the mini? If so, unplug them and see if boot time gets better. You might also be having RAM problems, is that a factory install of RAM or did you add that 1Gig later? If you did replace the RAM yourself, try putting back in the original stick and see if the problems go away. Have you also Repaired Permissions after doing your updates? Look for up on how to Repair Permissions here on the Macrumors forum.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Follow varmit's excellent advice but maybe also run fsck. It could be a failing hard drive or a corrupt system. :)

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