Macbook OS X Lion suddenly takes 30minutes to TURN ON...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Joseph Han, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Joseph Han macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2012
    So, I bought my Macbook last year with alot of upgrades like
    8GB memory etc, and it used to take like 10seconds to turn on.

    Now all of a sudden, my macbook takes, LITERALLY, 30minutes
    or more to turn on. it takes 30minutes on the apple logo screen
    with loading wheel turning for 20minutes...

    And when it does turn on, I try to go on facebook or youtube,
    the browser just freezes for 1minute and i have to wait and then
    it fixes and after a bit, it happens again and NEWS FEED reloads.

    I read somewhere that it is because I'm using alot of space
    on my laptop but when I check i have ALOT of free space.

    What the hell is the problem? Please someone help me , please....
  2. RRutter macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2008
    Austin, TX
    You mentioned you got a RAM upgrade on it - maybe try removing and re-inserting the RAM? Also, what generation Macbook do you have? I was having a similar problem as you, and it was because I was putting 2x2GB sticks in when the maximum my computer allowed was 1x1gb and 1x2gb stick..

    It also sounds like it has a lot to do with your hard drive.. May be time to get a new one. Perhaps a SSD, cut your boot times from 30 mins to a few seconds :p

    Try some things to test your hard drive out.. You can check the SMART status using Onyx.

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