iMac 21.5 3.06 4GB -> Slow start up?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dand1996, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. dand1996 macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2009
    after hitting the power button I get the chime and then it takes several moments for the Apple logo and the spinner to pop up. After this it boots to the desktop quickly.

    If I power up my MBP 13 in and iMac at the same time, the MBP clearly boots faster and the Apple logo pops up quickly.

    Any ideas? is this normal? is it happening for anyone else? It has done it since day 1
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    System Prefs > Startup Disk

    Make sure your iMacs main boot drive is selected.

    Also try repairing your HD's permissions in Disk Utility.

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