Late 2013 slow boot

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  1. Silon macrumors member

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    I recently bought a late 2013 15" mbp. After I installed bootcamp with windows 7 my computer displays the white screen at start up for a much longer time than usual (5-10 sec). Pressing the option key does not speed up the process. Is this normal, and if not, how can i speed this up?

    Also i'd like to ask if it is possible to set a 'default' boot option. My previous MBP (2009) booted by default OS X and I had to press option to get into windows. My current laptop seems boot into whatever it was last booted in.
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Seems odd. It's not supposed to be at the white screen for over 5 seconds.

    To set the default boot option, in OS X, go to System Preferences → Startup Disk and select your OS X partition as the default disk.
     
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  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    That's odd. Where's the Boot Camp partition gone?
     

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  5. Silon thread starter macrumors member

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    No idea. I do however have bootcamp in my list of devices..


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    Does anyone have a clue as to what is going on here?
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Can you boot into Boot Camp? I remember there was an incident where I blew up my Boot Camp partition big time, and it showed up in Finder but couldn't boot into it by holding down Option during startup.
     
  7. Silon thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes i can boot it, by holding the option key.
     
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    *scratches head in confusion*

    One wonders why the BC partition just won't appear in the Startup Disk preference pane...
     
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    Found a solution for the disappearance of the bootcamp partition in the startup disk settings menu. Deleting Paragon NTFS for mac made it show up again

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    *EDIT*

    It also solved the issue of slow booting. Which means my problem is solved :)
     
  11. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Good to hear that you found out what's causing the problem :)

    By the way have you tried Tuxera NTFS for Mac yet?

    And also, OS X has experimental support for writing to NTFS volumes natively: http://osxdaily.com/2013/10/02/enable-ntfs-write-support-mac-os-x/

    Your mileage may vary though.
     
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