Is this boot time normal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kristenn, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Kristenn macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2009
    I'm not sure when I noticed this. Maybe its the 64 bit kernel but I just timed my computer starting up and it took 1:08.91 seconds. It used to start in 37 seconds (with my old and dying hard drive)
    I'm really not too bummed because my apps and everything load really fast. I just kind of wonder why it is taking so long to start. A old XP machine at my friends with a 1.81 Processer 256MB vram and 2GB ram starts in 45 seconds.
    Is this normal? I know sometimes start up times change but this is kind of long. Don't you think? :confused:
  2. Sheeds macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2008
    That is about twice as long as usual, have you tried repairing your Hard Drive in Disk Utility?

    (Open Disk Utility, select hard drive, hit repair permissions)
  3. ShocK x10 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2009
    that seems massive.. im sure mines only about 20 seconds - thats with a 250GB @ 5400rpm so i think u should take it in :):)
  4. grosslyclever macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    It's from how old your mac is and how you use it on a daily basis.
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    That depends where it is spending the most time. If it goes through the Apple logo bit quickly but takes a long time to load your desktop, you just have too much stuff opening on login.

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