Boot up problem w/ MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jadedxsyn, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. jadedxsyn macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I recently noticed that it's been taking a bit long for my MBP to boot up. It'll stay on that white screen w/ the Apple & have that circular 'loading' image for a bit, then the blue screen for a bit longer, & finally my log-in screen.

    Any suggestions on what might be wrong?
  2. jadedxsyn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    All suggestions are welcome! I'm rather new to Macs so all help is appreciated!
  3. kelvin805 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
    I dunno, try leaving it on for a couple nights and see if apple will run the clean up scripts for you, the cron scripts I think, maybe that might help?:confused:
  4. jadedxsyn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Ok, I'll try that :)

    What exactly are the scripts going to look like? I'll try and Google a bit more to find out, lol.

    Thanks :)
  5. darrenscerri macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2007
    1) Run the Mac OS X maintenance scripts by:
    - open Terminal (Mac HD -> Applications -> Utilities)
    - type: sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
    - enter your administrator password

    2) Repair Hard Drive Permissions
    - open Disk Utility (Mac HD -> Applications -> Utilities)
    - go to your Mac HD
    - click on Repair Disk Permissions

    Voila! Hope it works.
  6. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    That's normally found in /usr/sbin/periodic (which should already be in your default path so 'periodic' works from anywhere).

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