Lion takes ages to boot up, log back in from standby

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by nanoboy, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. nanoboy macrumors member

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    I cannot stand it much longer, been on Lion since its launch. It is not the Mac experience I have been used to from Tiger to Snow Leopard.

    There is a lot of waiting in Lion, on my mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro.

    - Boot up feels like it's back to Win XP.

    - After log in with password, menubar items (I don't have many) and the whole system takes ages till it's ready for me to click on stuff and get to work.

    - When I'm away from computer and the system requires a password for me to log back in, the log in page doesn't even appear. I have to manually use the mouse cursor to "brush" away the frozen screen to reveal the screen areas where I can type in my password to log back in.

    - Launching apps generally takes longer.

    - Not to mention Safari, where it's not uncommon I have 10+ tabs open at the same time, sometimes even more, it takes an eternity when the system restores from standby or when I log back in from time out.

    I have disabled "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" in System Preference, but it doesn't help much really.

    Anybody else experiencing similar, or able to offer solutions?
     
  2. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    From boot to "actual" usability I'm at about 2 minutes, even with the reopen windows toggled off on the shutdown screen. Compared to Snow Leopard which was just under 60 seconds that's twice as long. I might get a desktop in 70 seconds but Lion keeps stuttering and choking so you might as well get a cup of coffee.

    So... the solution I'm told is to just let the mac sleep. But that only works for a few days because you need to do a clean boot just to flush out all the system quirks that piled up.

    Granted... I'm using a 5400rpm HDD and Lion (in true iOS fashion) is designed for Flash/SSD memory.
     
  3. pyrex macrumors member

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    SSD takes about 12 seconds from cold boot loading everything from prior sessions :cool:
     

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