Boot Time.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ptheo27, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. ptheo27 macrumors member

    ptheo27

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    #1
    When i first got my iMac around May (witch was my first mac) i was impressed on how fast the boot time was. A few months down the road i suddenly took into account that it was taking longer for my iMac to boot up. Now its November and i have noticed a dramatic change in my iMacs boot time from when i first got it (may) to now (november). I fix disk permissions, and use Onyx on an average of once a week and i still don't really notice a difference. My iMac takes around 40-45 seconds to boot into my login screen. Your boot time is not a big deal i assume, but it just gets a little frustrating waiting around considering i am a VERY VERY impatient human being haha. If there is any tips out there to shorten my boot time please feel free to comment, don't be afraid to brag about your boot time to :)

    Thanks
    Peter
    :apple:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    #2
    You've added personal files and applications, I assume. In short, you're using more of your hard drive, yes?

    Just delete everything personal on your computer. That'll speed it up. That's the reason it's "slowing down".
     
  3. ptheo27 thread starter macrumors member

    ptheo27

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    #3
    Im not looking to delete all my personal stuff, i mean you shouldn't have to just to speed up your boot time. I am sure there is a way to keep your files and still have fast boot time.
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    #4
    Instead of shutting it down, put it to sleep. If you must shut it down, boot it up and then go do something else, instead of watching it.

    If you have multiple drives connected, it'll be slower since it searches each one for a valid boot disk.

    One thing to improve the speed is buy a faster hard drive (10,000 RPM).
     

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