Installed leopard. SLOOOWWWW STARTUP.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stevey500, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. stevey500 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2004
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Okay, I installed leopard, I did an upgrade. It runs wonderful! I couldn't be happier, my macbook pro flys!! ...
    My only issue is that...

    every once in a while starting from being completely shut off, I boot up the machine.... Apple logo on grey background with spinning loading logo... for a lot longer that it should be...

    Back when I had tiger installed... My macbook pro would boot from Power off to logged in and ready to go in 14 seconds. . . Not lying.

    It's now taking up to 3 minutes to start up... After it starts up and is logged in, it runs like a champ, snappy and fast!...

    I'm runnin a 2.16Core2duo macbook pro 15" with 2gb of ram...

    What should I be checking for ... ? Where do I start?

    I know my /Users/steve/(or root /Library and System/Library)library>Startupitems folders are pretty dang cleared up...

    I do still have a 20gb partition with windows vista installed(as I have had on there forever), I don't know if that may be causing a bootcamp incompatibility with the new Leopard os or what, because when I'm in leopard and if I go to my "startup disk" option in system preferences, my windows installation doesn't show up.. but It DOES still boot to windows just perfectly fine when holding Option on startup/Restart.

    Thanks for any input...
  2. stevey500 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2004
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  3. JurgenWigg macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2006
    This happens to me as well, but i dont have anything under startup applications and don't have a windows partition either. Its a mystery to be sure.
  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
    When my Linux server gets shut down improperly, it usually takes a long time for it to startup. It has to check files etc. Have you repaired the disk permissions?

  5. samuraikiss macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    Washington, DC
    I had the same problem, but I resolved it by backing up my computer through Time Machine on an external hard drive and doing a clean install. The start up stayed excruciatingly slow for the following day -- because of Spotlight indexing, I think? -- and has increased in speed since then. It's worth a try.
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Try booting up in verbose mode and see what is taking it so long. And look for any errors.

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