Macbook boot time

Poker-face

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 5, 2009
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Well it's not a problem,but it's buggin me.
My boot time is over a minute,but all the other macs have boot time like 30s or 40sec.Is there anyway I can improve it?

Thanks in advance ;)
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
35,753
146
Can you take a screen shot of your login items under system prefs/accounts? That may speak volumes for what is causing the slowdown. Also, define startup. Is it the time it takes from cold boot to when everything is loaded or the time it takes from cold boot to the time you see the gray apple on the gray screen (this seems to be something people get confused with).
 
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268144

Suspended
Jan 12, 2009
194
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This has been annoying me too, since i installed 10.6 my macbook takes around a minute to boot, from the time i hit the button to when i see my desktop. when i first got it, when i had 10.5.4 - it booted up in 30 seconds flat.

and i don't have anything that opens on start-up
 
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andalusia

macrumors 68030
Apr 10, 2009
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Manchester, UK
Computers slow down due to disk's getting full. A minute is nothing really to complain about. Just refrain from shutting it down as often.
 
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bblrsn1234

macrumors newbie
Nov 24, 2009
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Fastest time is about 36 seconds, but usually it takes about 48 to 60 seconds.
 
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excommie

macrumors regular
May 12, 2009
205
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I've had the same problem when I took the HD out of my MB Pro (that I sold) into my MB. MB would take over 1 minute to boot. Thanks to the forums members suggestions I reset PRAM, now it boots in 35 seconds.
 
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bblrsn1234

macrumors newbie
Nov 24, 2009
8
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Yeah, I suggest you to reset your PRAM too like excommie said. You can do that by pressing command-option-p-r at your boot up. Keep pressing until you hear three diing sound, then let go of it... that is what the youtuber said... I tried... it didn't make so much difference. by the way, I have 10.5.8 leopard. I wish I had snow leopard like yours. :(
 
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