Installed leopard. SLOOOWWWW STARTUP.

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

  1. stevey500 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2004
    Huntington, 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
    Huntington, 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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