Boot time doubled with Lion, anyone else noticed that

TheJing

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My boot time seems to have almost doubled since I installed Lion. Is anyone else experiencing that?


I also just noticed that when opening the lid to "wake the computer up" it takes a few seconds before the screen turns on. On Leopard it turned on instantly when I opened the lid.

These are not big issues, of course, but kind of annoying when you are used to have a computer that does those things really fast.

No apps open or anything.

Macbook Pro 13" 11 2.3Ghz i5.

Before Lion: 31 sec Lion: 59 sec
 
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MasterHowl

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My boot time seems to have almost doubled since I installed Lion. Is anyone else experiencing that?
I haven't timed it, but it's definitely not as fast as is was on Snow Leopard!

Not complaining though, I chose to install Lion when it was version 10.7.0, so I knew there would be performance issues and bugs! If it's still like this by version 10.7.4, I'll be mad...
 
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nick123222

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Haven't tested mine, but for an easy way to time it, count how many times the little spinning wheel rotates as it rotates once a second. Then just add 5-10 seconds for the time before the wheel appearing. I use this almost every time I boot as a quick check to see if it is slower than normal. :)
 
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TheJing

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Haven't tested mine, but for an easy way to time it, count how many times the little spinning wheel rotates as it rotates once a second. Then just add 5-10 seconds for the time before the wheel appearing. I use this almost every time I boot as a quick check to see if it is slower than normal. :)
I just use my iPhone's stopwatch that way it's accurate. I didn't even know that wheel was rotating once a second.
 
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ww1971

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It depends on how much RAM the system has plus there could be other factors. Maybe some people upgraded from Snow Leopard 32 bit to Lion. Given that Lion is 64 bit only a performance hit is expected because 64 bit software is more demanding than 32 bit software on computers with 2 gb RAM.
 
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SXR

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I haven't really noticed it at all. I think boot time is around the same what it was with Snow Leopard. Could it be the machine of the OP has relatively low specs? Although Lion should run fine with 2 GB RAM
 
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416049

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Did you guys simply upgrade or did you start from scratch e.g. clean install?
 
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eternalife

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a bit longer for me and when it finally comes up the wifi doesn't work. I have to recycle the wifi before it will work.
 
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ri0ku

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Mines almost 3 times longer on my 09 mbp....

Spinning wheel used to go to around 9 spins then i would be at my desktop in snow leopard.

In lion the wheel spins 32 times before getting to the desktop...
 
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pedrofan

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1min 20 seconds with lion.... 16 SECONDS WITH SNOW LEOPARD.. It has increased for over a minute!!

(I'm using a 480gb OCZ vertex 3)
 
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henry72

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From my experience , this is normal. It happens after I updated the software or installed some new software.

What you need to do is sit and wait. Try to restart your Mac after an hour later and see if it is faster. Repair permission will help as well :D

PS: I notice that when I upgraded my Mac from 10.5.8 to 10.6. It was so slow but after a while, is actually faster than 10.5.8 ;)

Just wait and don't worry about it
 
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dethmaShine

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I restart my lion :)p) everyday now as I leave my computer in the office.

The boot time has been halved I should say; you need to get that checked from the Apple Store.

Can you please post:

- the number of applications open when you shutdown

?
 
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rmwebs

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I'm on a MacPro with an SSD for boot. On SL I could boot in around 10 seconds from hitting the power button.

Lion takes 32 seconds on the same machine.
 
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vincenz

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Seems the same to me, though i'm on an SSD. I've noticed it boots a lot slower if you choose to have lion leave your apps open when you reboot.
 
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SXR

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Seems the same to me, though i'm on an SSD. I've noticed it boots a lot slower if you choose to have lion leave your apps open when you reboot.
In my case, it does boot pretty quick into the desktop - but then the apps take a couple seconds to load.
 
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lomby

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I have a 15" 2.2 Ghz Quad core i7 Macbook Pro and lion takes 38 secs to boot up and 6 secs to turn off. :eek: I know i chose to get it at 10.7.0 on release and it has bugs. to me it has been very stable and am very pleased but there is nothing to complain about, I'm just thankful i have it :D i upgraded over Snow leopard just in case people wanted to know :)
:apple:

Updates hopefully should fix this soon :apple:
 
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