Long pause at startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by soccerjoe5, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. soccerjoe5 macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2008
    i upgraded my MBP's HDD.

    there's a pause during startup though, about 5-10 seconds, before the apple logo shows up. afterwards it seems fine. no performance issues or anything.

    it's just that long pause before the apple logo shows up with a gray screen.

    any idea why this happens?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Is your drive partitioned for bootcamp? If so this is known to introduce a small delay into the boot time.

    You could try going into System Preferences and actively selecting your harddrive as the boot partition or reseting your PRAM (cmd+opt+p+r) on boot.
  3. soccerjoe5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2008
    thanks for the reply!

    nope it's not partitioned for bootcamp. it IS a clone of the older hard drive though, if that matters. i wonder if reformatting and reinstalling leopard will cure this :confused:

    i looked at "startup disk" in my system preferences and the only option shown is "network startup" that has an icon with a question mark :confused:

    i can try that reseting PRAM, it won't have any side effects?

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