Boot Time

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hook'Em2006, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    #1
    Why does my MacBook Pro take so long to boot? It takes almost 2 minutes. It is an early 2011 model running the latest version of Lion. any tips?
     
  2. ahdickter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    #2
    Thats just how it goes. But it could also be how filled the HDD is.
     
  3. lacoste-rocker macrumors regular

    lacoste-rocker

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
  4. rainking macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Location:
    Johnson City, NY
    #4
    Repair disk permission and reset pram works for me. But I don't boot that much so I'm never worried about it.
     
  5. Spencer Reynen macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    #5
    It's probably b/c your HD is really full. If you're that concerned with it you could upgrade the RAM, or get an SSD. Although boot time doesn't matter at all, your boot time should go to about 15 seconds if you upgrade both the RAM and SSD. Let us know how full your hard drive is first.
     
  6. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

    GuitarG20

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    #6
    mine takes at least a minute, but then again I'm also running FileVault.
     
  7. miker2209 macrumors regular

    miker2209

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    #7
    Try going to Preferences > Startup Disk and restart on your HDD, that fixed my problem after i changed my HDD for SSD, now i boot @ around 6secs :D
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    #8
    I have the stock 500GB @7200rpm HDD with 1/5 left open but it boots in like 13~16 sec.
     
  9. SayMilesAway macrumors regular

    SayMilesAway

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #9
    6 sec? When do you start timing? Mine is 20 secs from the time I press the power button to the time I see my desktop.
     
  10. miker2209 macrumors regular

    miker2209

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    #10
    I start when theres a chime. It doesn't even have time to have that spinning circle under the Apple.
     
  11. SayMilesAway macrumors regular

    SayMilesAway

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #11
    Ah ok. I'll time mine when I get home.
     
  12. TheJing macrumors 6502a

    TheJing

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Location:
    Somewhere in Europe
    #12
    You have to start when you press the power button

    Mine boots in a second if I start a second before it's done. Beat that!
     
  13. SpazzyMac macrumors regular

    SpazzyMac

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Location:
    Denmark
    #13
    mine takes forever to boot too :mad: 1-2 minutes, and bootcamp boots in 45seconds or less :eek: still almost 200gb left on the lion partition.
    i've tried setting the startup disk to OS X, but the bootcamp start-up option has not been there since I opgraded to lion :mad: and I use a 7200rpm 500GB WD Black :( but when the laptop has booted I don't have problems with it ;)
     
  14. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    #14
    Its funny how my bootcamp boots faster than my OSX lol
    My Win 7 Ultimate takes like 10 sec to boot (my log in screen).
    And my OS X takes atleast 6~10 sec longer
     
  15. ELA2 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    #15
    As much as I'd like to believe you, I don't think it's 6 seconds from the time you press the power button. Computer has to POST before it boots - unless there is some magical trick you've managed to circumvent this.

     
  16. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Location:
    Virginia
    #16
    Do as others have said and repair your disk permissions in Disk Utility. Also, make sure your HDD is selected as the startup disk in Preferences.

    I've found that computers with a HDD rather than a SSD have very variable boot times. Before I installed a SSD it could take my Mac from 30 seconds to over 1 minute to boot. Now, with a SSD, it's a constant 17.5 seconds from power button to login.
     
  17. Hook'Em2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    #17
    I have the stock 500gb 5400 drive. It's got 94 gbs used.
     
  18. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

    johnhurley

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    #18
    Have you added things that start up automatically?

    I think a typical startup time for a machine like that running from a hard drive would be 30 to 50 second "ish" so that does seem to be slow.

    There are some things you can try like resetting the PRAM etc.

    Before you do any of that make sure you have a recent backup!

    If you have tried the usual things recommended here you may want to take it into an apple store and have them take a look.
     
  19. miker2209, Nov 29, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011

    miker2209 macrumors regular

    miker2209

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    #19
    If u read on, i said that i start timing when i hear the chime. From chime till everything is up takes approximately 6seconds on my 13" 2011 MBP with SSD.

    P.S I apologize everyone i retimed my Bootup and it actually takes 11secs :rolleyes:
     
  20. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

    GuitarG20

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    #20
    50.2 seconds from FileVault login screen to desktop.
     
  21. SayMilesAway macrumors regular

    SayMilesAway

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #21
    I timed my MBP from chime to desktop, 14 secs.
     
  22. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Location:
    Switzerland
    #22
    Go to apple store, have them look at it... it's free ;)
     
  23. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    #23
    2 minutes really isn't bad for Lion. Maybe 30 seconds too long. Can't remember those days though.

    And I love slumming around in these threads that reference old tech like hard drives with antiquated platters and stuff like that. :)
     
  24. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

    JHUFrank

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    #24
    Makes you never want to go back, doesn't it? :D
     
  25. silverhand31 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    #25
    Hi, dumb question, how do I know if my drive is SDD:D ?, it's name is Macintosh HD now .....
    my boot is around 2 minute, I have ~80GB/320GB free store.
    But I remember at first time I purchase my MBP, boot time is not that long.... What have I doneeeee?
     

Share This Page