pausing before booting up

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by olivia, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. olivia macrumors member

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    #1
    my week 29 macbook is absolutely perfect, but starting yesterday, when i boot up, it stays black for about 20 seconds before turning on (when before it did so almost immediately).

    is there anything wrong, or something I can do about it to "fix" it? It's not a big deal and it runs perfectly once it has booted up, it's just the initial part that...stalls or something?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Hmm... Maybe open up Disk Utility in the Utilities folder and Verify the Disk (not the Disk Permissions). Tell us if it reports back with an error. :)
     
  3. Bern macrumors 68000

    Bern

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    #3
    I had this happen to me. I have XP installed also using Bootcamp and even though I chose for OS X to be the default startup disk I decided to go into System Preferences and select OS X again. That worked. I guess somehow the XP partition had a minor effect there somewhere.
     

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