Late 2013 27" IMac slow at bootup

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  1. Marty80, Aug 12, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017

    Marty80 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey Guys

    For several months now, I have been experiencing slow boot up times with my late 2013 iMac. Upon powering it up, it stays in a blank state for approx 10 - 15 secs, before making a chime.

    I have a external hdd connected and a external DVD drive hooked up. Has anyone experienced this issue before!
     
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 65816

    nambuccaheadsau

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    What is the iMac booting from, an internal drive?

    If booting from the external is this selected as the boot drive in System Preferences > Startup Disk? Try removing external DVD and also checking if anything is set up to open in login items > Users and Groups in S.P.
     
  3. iDuel macrumors 6502a

    iDuel

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    Does your mac have the standard HDD/Fusion Drive, or SSD internal drive? Traditional spinning HDD are typically the bottlenecks of any computer in terms of file reading and boot performance.
     
  4. Marty80 thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    Hi

    My iMac has a 3tb drive and fusion drive, no SSD.
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    My iMac is booting from the internal drive, the external drive is used for iTunes media. I will try removing the drives and see if it helps!
     

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