iMac long boot up

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bobsmac, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. bobsmac macrumors newbie

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    We just inherited my father-in-law's iMac... sent to our home, unpacked, set up... It's been booting up for about 20 minutes. Clearly something is wrong. Any suggestions. The unit is only a couple of years old, better than superbly maintained and updated. The man was a Mac afficionado... please help. Thanks.:confused:
     
  2. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

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    Hmm that doesn't seem to long to me. I have never counted it but I wouldn't say my iMac or ibook boot especially fast starting up and when I had leopard on my iMac it was longer. However after the start up loading is done its nippy enough. Is it laggy in general or just when booting?

    Things that might slow down a computer though; hard drive very full like only a couple of hundred megabytes left, a lot of stuff set to 'open at login' I have found really slows down boot-up, so could be that perhaps?
     
  3. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    3 min would be too long... make sure you have noting plugged into it... no external drives or printers... then try to boot it up...
     

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