Boot up time getting slower?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dfusion-, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. dfusion- macrumors member

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    Hi there:)

    my mac is having some boot up time problems...at first is was booted up like in 20 - 25 sec , but now it takes 40 - 45 seconds!

    i know the differents are minimum, but i would like to know if there are some tips to improve boot up time :)

    Edit: Using snow leopard on a white macbook:)
     
  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

    CylonGlitch

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    #2
    I'm kinda with you on this one. My MacBookPro running SL 32bit, takes a lot longer then my MacBook Leopard to book and to get ready to launch apps. I launch Safari and Mail at the same time upon boot up and the MBP takes 2x the length the MB does. :(

    Is there a way to find out what is starting up at boot up and what is / isn't required?
     
  3. dashcs macrumors regular

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    At this point it depends what screen on startup is taking the most time.

    When you see just the grey apple-computer is doing something
    When you see just the grey apple and spinning gear,the computer is doing something different
    Whe you see a blue screen-the computer is doing something different.

    Really I did a clean installed of SL,for me I did'nt notice any difference in startup times but again I never timed it.

    I can just say your computer startup is normal I suppose but who knows.

    You can boot up the computer in verbose mode
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1492
    Which lets you see behind the gray apple whats going on :p

    Do you have a external HD or printer connected?

    Really if you can't find anything that that stick it.Your best bet is just to accept it as normal. :cool:
     
  4. dfusion- thread starter macrumors member

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    hehe thanx i will try to boot it up in verbose mode lets C whats going on ;)
     
  5. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Onyx did wonders for the boot time on my MBP (running Leopard).
     
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