Blue Screen....Slow Startup!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nicolle19, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. nicolle19 macrumors member

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    My iMac has been acting up. When I restart the mac it takes forever to start up. It goes to the blue and stays there for several minutes and then will finally boot up. I am running Leopard on an Intel 17 in imac. Any help would be great.
    Thanks
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    the culprit is most likely a peripheral device. to troubleshoot, try unplugging any 3rd party mice or external drives and see if the problem persists
     
  3. filmflam macrumors newbie

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    Time Capsule the culprit???

    Nicolle19, did you just install Time Capsule on your network. My mini has been doing this since I started using Time Capsule.
     
  4. KennethJay macrumors newbie

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    mine does that too after time capsule install

    I just got a macbook pro and installed time capsule. after this I am experiencing a blue screen at startup and it takes forever to start..Anybody knows what the problem might be? I am new to mac..
     
  5. pixelweb macrumors newbie

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    AirDisk might also be the issue...

    Hi All,
    I'm experiencing the same behavior on my brand new iMac 27 running OSX 10.6.2. I used to have a USB HDD connected directly to the iMac and used it for Time Machine Backups. I got an Airport Extreme Base Station and moved the disk and made it an AirDisk. Now my iMac seems to hang with a blue screen for minutes before displaying the Login Box. My MacBook is also using the AirDisk, but is not having problems.
     
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Have you let Time Machine finish its first backup? This takes a very long time especially over wireless.

    Go to System Preferences > Startup Disk and make sure that your internal drive is selected and that your machine is not hunting around looking for a startup drive.

    Did your machine have this problem out of the box or did it happen afterwards? What have you installed?

    I hope one of these suggestions helps.
     

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