How long takes your BOOT-UP ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mladenz, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. mladenz macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    Well im concerned that my iMac is slowing down and is taking to long to boot-up, because when i first got him the imac was a bit faster. So i was thinking i should ask you guys for your boot-up duration before i reinstall Mac OS X.

    My MBP is also slowing down, don't know if im doing anything wrong so would love to know how long others boot-up lasts.

    PS: does anyone have a step to step tutorial how to reinstall your mac? in case i need it...


    Thanks!

    Mladen
     
  2. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

    mlemonds

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    i dual boot, have dual monitors and always have an external hdd plugged in (dont know if these make a difference)

    just over 50 seconds to get to the desktop after entering my password
     
  3. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats fast compared to mine.... my MBP 2.5 unibody takes 1 minute and 25 seconds to boot up! Something wrong i think...
     
  4. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

    mlemonds

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    try resetting your PRAM

    when you boot up hold down command+option+p+r as soon as you hit the power button. the screen will come on, then go off, you will hear the apple boot sound then let go of the keys. see if that helps at all.
     
  5. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tryed it, it took off 10 to 15 seconds. of the 1 minute and 25 seconds.
     
  6. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

    mlemonds

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    are you doing this plugged into AC or not

    edit: only made 3 seconds difference for me
     
  7. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its not plugged in, but haven't noticed any difference in bootup between plugged in and plugged out.
     
  8. ElectroGhandi macrumors regular

    ElectroGhandi

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    From the time I push the power button to I get to my desktop (my user logs in automatically) it's roughly..

    45 seconds on my PowerBook
    1 minute on my iBook

    *it seems to me the PowerPC Macs boot up faster than the new Intel Macs...
     
  9. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Check your StartupItems (/System/Library/StartupItems) and Login items (Preferences -> Accounts)
     
  10. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    I just used iDefrag for a full drive defrag(with B-tree rebuild :) ) on my Quad G5 two days ago. I get 6.5 gear spins, a few second pause for the blue screen, and then my desktop instantly appears all at once.

    This is with a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB. This drive has 32MB cache, so it can really move when the data is all lined up.
     
  11. Prekesh macrumors regular

    Prekesh

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    im thinking its 10.5.6, before updating i could boot + log in within 30-35 seconds. now it takes like 40-50 seconds :(

    i got really worried at one point ;_;
     

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