Incredibly slow start up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zilkon, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. zilkon macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2010
    I've got Mac os X and whenever I start it, it will run incredibly slow. It'll take about 10 minutes to go to the log on screen. Then I'll click the field where to type my password and itll freeze up for a good 3-5 minutes. Then I'll type my password in and have to wait another 5-10 minutes for the entire thing to actually load. Next It'll show the desktop screen but I can't do anything on it for a good 10 or 20 minutes. This all just started randomly one day after I reset my mac. The lag will slow down a good bit after about an hour or so of waiting, but I don't want to wait an hour just to use my laptop. Can anyone help me out?
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    -Computer Model?

    -Processor Speed?

    -Amount of Ram (Memory)?

    -OS X Version?

    Supply more information to get a better chance of solving this problem.
  3. JonBorichef macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2010
    Roseville, CA
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
  5. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    #6 top
    Ma be the bat ery is not cha ged, or s meth ng. :p

    Seriously, what did you actually do when you "reset" your Mac? Ya gotta use the real lingo or actually describe the steps. Made-up terms mean different things to different people, and I have no idea what that means to you.

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