Mac Pro '09 slow to boot

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by maviso5, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. maviso5 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Just started having this problem the last couple of days.

    When I turn my pro on, it takes an age to come on, I've taken all the drives out and worked out that its my system drive that makes a funny noise (not a ticking noise as if it's going to fail but a deep sound) when powered up.

    Currently im backing up via super duper to its original 640GB WD drive.

    Just wondered if anyone has any ideas or whether its definitely the drive thats the problem?

    Regards

    Dan
     
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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  3. maviso5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i had already run a test with techtool pro, and it passed and i have just run that and it passed, the drive is about 2 months old, its a samsung spinpoint F1 1TB.
     
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    I know this doesn't help the problem but this is the first I have ever heard of a problem with the Samsung drive so I would guess it's not but than again there is the first for everything...
     
  5. maviso5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Agreed, its just an annoying/bizarre problem, if worse comes to worse i'll buy another 1TB, but i just wondered what others thought
     
  6. maviso5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay, its not the drive as ive backed up to my 640 and disconnected everything else including CD drives and i still have that noise and it still takes an age to even get to the  screen let alone boot, by an age i mean about half a minute or more to get to the grey screen....but still it shudnt take that long and hasnt before yesterday...
     
  7. wfj5444 macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried resetting the PRAM?

    Worked for the same issue for my wife's iMac.

    On power on hold down:
    Option - Command - P - R
    until it plays the boot sound twice. Let go after the 2nd bong.
     
  8. maviso5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    cheers, that seemed to work a treat
     

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