Beachball at login

judojustin

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 18, 2017
15
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USA
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
ntel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB
Samsung SSD 840 250gb

Im getting a beach ball for 6 seconds consistently after putting my password in at the login screen every time I open my mac. Ive tried closing all programs, checked out Activity Monitor to see what else is running (nothing). Pretty annoying since i just upgraded the machine to SSD and 16gb ram AND did a fresh install of sierra. I have all the latest updates. My desktop is clean and i only have 10 icons on my dock. 202.3 gb Free on the hard drive. Any ideas?
 

CoastalOR

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Jan 19, 2015
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Do you have FileVault 2 enabled? That can cause a brief delay to logins since you are unlocking the encryption and loading.
 

judojustin

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 18, 2017
15
1
USA
Do you have FileVault 2 enabled? That can cause a brief delay to logins since you are unlocking the encryption and loading.
I think my computer only has FileVault (the regular one)
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check your login items (in the Users & Groups system preference); anything opening there?
I just checked this. and there was something that had to do with itunes on there, but i removed it. I'm still getting the beach ball though.
 

BLUEDOG314

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Dec 12, 2015
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If you have any reasonably new OS you should be using filevault 2, which I believe started in 10.8.

At boot, do you see the loading bar then enter your password, or do you see loading bar after entering password? If the latter then filevault 2 is turned on.

Either way, try booting in safe mode by holding shift at startup and see if the issue persists and let us know.
 

judojustin

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 18, 2017
15
1
USA
If you have any reasonably new OS you should be using filevault 2, which I believe started in 10.8.

At boot, do you see the loading bar then enter your password, or do you see loading bar after entering password? If the latter then filevault 2 is turned on.

Either way, try booting in safe mode by holding shift at startup and see if the issue persists and let us know.
Ok so i rebooted in safe mode where it acted suuuuper sketch. Inopperably slow. Chromd Wouldnt even load this page. Also had a wierd white bar flash across the screen a few times. I hope its not a flashback. Ive been clean for almost 6 years : /
 

BLUEDOG314

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Dec 12, 2015
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It will act "sketch" haha, basically only the necessary kernel extensions are loaded, you'll see weird graphical anomalies/distortion.

How recently did you do a fresh install? I assume you installed all your apps via download, cd, whatever and manually migrated over files?

Lastly is the 840 a Pro or Evo? I know there was some weird firmware thing with the Evos. You may want to manually enable trim on it too.
 

judojustin

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 18, 2017
15
1
USA
It will act "sketch" haha, basically only the necessary kernel extensions are loaded, you'll see weird graphical anomalies/distortion.

How recently did you do a fresh install? I assume you installed all your apps via download, cd, whatever and manually migrated over files?

Lastly is the 840 a Pro or Evo? I know there was some weird firmware thing with the Evos. You may want to manually enable trim on it too.
Sorry its actually an 850 EVO V-nand
 
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