imac looong boot time while external HDD is connected

Discussion in 'iMac' started by proxpilot, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. proxpilot macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2012
    i recently bought an external HDD that i use mostly for my Windows 7 side. but while it's connected it takes about 5-6 mins to boot into OSX even with the HDD powered off. any ideas on how to fix this?
  2. sucramdi macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2011
    I'm no expert like some of guys on here, but go into your system preferences under "startup disk" and make sure that your internal drive is set as the boot volume, if its not just click on it to select it and click the lock in bottom left so it doesn't change.
  3. proxpilot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2012
    tried that still doesn't work
    tried the Opt>Comm>R>P thing also

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