slower start up

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  1. skd macrumors 6502

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    I have 17" MBP core duo that I've had for about 10 months. I've notice for the last couple of weeks, that when I start the computer it takes longer than it did before. And the App icon is bouncing up and down in the dock for about 15 - 20 seconds. I run OnyX regularly. Any ideas what's going on?
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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    What app icon is bouncing up and down for 20 seconds? Is it doing this during startup, or only after you've launched it?


    Have you installed any additional software recently?
     
  3. skd thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    What icon?

    Do you have an icon for the Applications folder in the Dock?

    When the mouse is over the icon, what is the text?
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    What other app have you downloaded?
    Which apps ae bouncing?
    Have you Repaired Permissions lately?



    Bless
     
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  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    We really can't help you if you don't give us adequate information about the problem.

    Perhaps, reading this will give you a better idea how to help us help you.
     
  8. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    What does the icon look like?

    Is the icon on the dock all the time?



    FJ
     
  9. skd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry for the confusion...
    If I click on finder - then in the left column - it's the icon for applications.
    When I start up my computer that icon appears in the dock and is bouncing up and down for about 15 -20 seconds and then dissappears. Could there be a problem with an application I downloaded - and, if so, how do I find out which one it is?
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It sounds as if Finder is missing some files now even though it sounds as if it's working.

    Have you run Disk Utility to verify that the "Macintosh HD" is okay and that the permissions are okay?
     
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