eMac 10.5.8 boot time

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  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Hi everyone

    Just upgraded my ati eMac to leopard and the boot time takes 5-10 min. It opens to the apple logo and then sits with a blue screen for a long time. The specs are 1ghz processor and 1gb ram. It is a clean install and I've reset the pram and ran disk check and permission repair. Any suggestions on what could speed this up?
     
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  3. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah ram is at max and I added an airport card.
     
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    Is it still the original hard drive? The eMac came with a slow hard drive, and yours is getting up there in age - it might be starting to fail.
     
  7. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Try starting it up in 'Ver-bose' mode, hold 'Cmd+V' when starting.
    This might show you where it is hanging.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Verbose mode shows the blue screen before the login screen. This is where the OP's eMac is slow at booting.
     
  9. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yup, original 60gb drive. Think it's just the system can't handle the os very well? Once it's booted it works as quick as tiger did
     
  10. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    yup, change the hard drive
     
  11. JaguarGod macrumors 6502

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    Well, I have had long startups quite a few times over the last 20 years and most of the time it has turned out to be the hard drive going bad. So I may agree with this.

    It would be a good idea to get a new drive in there anyway as that drive is quite old and may fail soon. It is quite a bad feeling when a drive craps out and you lose something you may have needed.
     
  12. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for all your replies. I tried reinstalling the os setup as new and when it was 10.5 it booted just fine, but after getting all the 10.5.8 updates it takes a long time again. The computer isn't worth an upgrade since I got it for $10 and it was just a new toy for me really. I think I'll just have to live with it.
     

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