I reinstalled MAC osX but..

pyune

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Aug 18, 2006
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Ok.. well heres the thing.. I recently deleted my Windows partiition from Mac and went right away to reinstall MAC OS X on my computer to start from a new slate.. of course moving all my multimedia files onto my external harddrive. Well after I did that I started up MAC OS X regularly and it takes WAYYY too long... the apple logo doesnt come up for 5 seconds and it stay loading for like longer than usual.. did i do somethign wrong???
 

mkrishnan

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Start by repairing permissions and (more importantly) verifying the disk and/or repairing the disk from disk utility. To repair the disk, you must boot into single user mode or boot off the DVD and run disk utility from the DVD. However, you can verify it without rebooting (and if you're green lighted, you can stop there, obviously).
 

Unspeaked

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pyune said:
Ok.. well heres the thing.. I recently deleted my Windows partiition from Mac and went right away to reinstall MAC OS X on my computer to start from a new slate.. of course moving all my multimedia files onto my external harddrive. Well after I did that I started up MAC OS X regularly and it takes WAYYY too long... the apple logo doesnt come up for 5 seconds and it stay loading for like longer than usual.. did i do somethign wrong???
Sometimes this clears itself up after a couple of reboots.

You can also try a safe boot by holding down the shift key on startup. That'll rebuild some temp files.
 

pyune

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Aug 18, 2006
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Zap the PRAM??

anyway.. its slowlying startig to clear itself but.. yeh its still sort of bad.

can you time your mac's startup time so i can have some sort of benchmark? thanks
 

pyune

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Aug 18, 2006
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yeh.. i did everything so far.. i zapped the pram.. i verifyed/repair permission etc. but it still takes a bit longer.. i guess ill hvae to live with it aughhh