did yours improve after the mountain lion update?
i noticed mine has slowed down by 30 secs or so. starting my macbook pro (2011) takes about a minute now instead of 20-30 secs.
is this normal? sorry if this was asked before.
Try using verbose boot (⌘v on startup) this shows which commands are taking time, I find it especially useful on shutdown to see which processes are causing shutdown to hang (usually Parallels!).
One annoying bug in Mountain Lion is that the shutdown_log in Console is now not being updated any more, unlike Lion where it was introduced.
Maybe spotlight is re-indexing the drive? Just a thought...
how would i know if its doing that? solution?
Boot: 10 seconds
Shutdown: 2 seconds
Boot: 7-8 seconds seconds
Shutdown: 2 seconds
Not a profound difference.
If you click on Spotlight at the top right of your screen, it will tell you if it's indexing anything. The solution is to either turn off indexing or let it finish.
Hi! I was facing the same slow shutdown issue. Tried NVRAM reset, SMC, daemon timeout change etc, didnt work.
Used verbose mode and saw that httpd and mysqld were coming up a lot during shutdown.
I had a MAMP PRO setup running those daemons at startup. Disabled them from running at startup in MAMP PRO. And voila, problem solved!
Check back in a day or so and tell us if this is working... Most everyone still see same issue a few days later and no matter what we try, it does not work in the long run
Mid 2008 MBP. ML 10.8.2. 8GB ram. Boot up to usable, 2 MINUTES! Shut down 45 seconds.
Lion, boot up was under 45 seconds and shut down was 3 seconds.
Wife's iMac with Lion is the same, 45 seconds and 2 seconds.
If I wanted to wait this long to usable, I'd have stayed with Winders!
You obviously haven't been following the other threads about the slow shutdown time here. There is a bug in ML.When did you do a clean re-install?
If you've never done a reinstall, that sounds about right for a 5 year old 5400rpm drive, with a 5 year old install thats been through multiple upgrades.
You obviously haven't been following the other threads about the slow shutdown time here. There is a bug in ML.
A clean install has nothing to do with it.