Slow booting Powerbook

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  1. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

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    it seems like since i updated my pb with the OS X update it boots really slowly. It stays on the grey Apple Logo screen for a few minutes before finally loading up. It used to take only a matter of seconds. Im kind of new to macs so is there any Disk Clean-up function like in Windows to help this? Im kind of confused...
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is this a trend or just based on the first boot up?
     
  3. sikkinixx thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Okay, so it's running at normal speed otherwise. Have you got many/any start up/login items?

    As for disk repairing/maintenace, you could use Disk utility to repair permissions (in the Utilities folder) although it's unlikely you'll notice a difference. You could also use Disk Utility to Verify the disk. This won't change anything but it'll tell you if you need to repair the disk (which can be done form the OSX disks). :)
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You can repair the drive if you boot off the CD/DVD and use Disk Utilities. (won't repair an active drive, thus the need to boot off the CD/DVD.)

    You also repair permissions using Disk Utilities off the boot drive (using the CD/DVD in this case messes things up, thus the need for a regular boot sequence.)

    You can also update the prebindings.
     

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