There is a loading bar when start up......

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rytter127, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    when i start up my macbook there comes a grey loading bar under the apple and it takes 15 min for my mac to start up..... what is this can anyone help ????????
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Could you post more details please? What type of mac are you running? What OS? etc.
     
  3. Mal
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    Mal

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    That usually indicates a firmware update is being applied, but if it happens every time that means something else is causing an issue that it just thinks is a firmware update being applied.

    Try starting up the computer by holding down the power button for 5-10 seconds (do this with the computer already off, if you do that while it's on it'll force a shutdown, which can be problematic). You'll hear a long tone and then the same bar will come up. That's the official way to upgrade the firmware (after an update has been downloaded), and it could be one was downloaded and never fully installed properly.

    Failing that, try running Disk Utility from your Install disk and repairing the Disk as well as Permissions (Permissions likely aren't at fault here, but it doesn't take that long and doesn't hurt anything to try).

    jW
     
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    R94N

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    I would imagine that it's Snow Leopard; they sound like a Mac newbie to me. Sorry if you're not :D :(
     
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    DewGuy1999

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  6. macrumors newbie

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    Corrupted data.

    This occurs for me but i know why. Its because of data that may get corrupted by force shutting down your mac mid boot. When it does get corrupted this bar occurs , and the bar may also appear to restore things like word files that may have been opened at the time you force shut down your computer.
     

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