MacBook Pro Booting time HELP!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hangil9205, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. hangil9205 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I bought my MBP 15inch 2011 baseline around 4 months ago.

    Info:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB

    I bootcamp my MBP
    so 430GB/500GB is for Mac
    70GB/500GB is for Windows 7

    I currently used up
    50GB of 430GB (Mac)
    30GB of 70GB (Windows 7)

    I am not sure why, but my booting time for Mac increased so much...
    It used to be really quick. However, it started to become slower...
    I timed today, and it took me 5 minutes to boot Mac on my MBP.

    Can Anyone Help me to identify the problem and fasten my booting time?

    P.S. my Windows 7 booting time is also slow as well :(
     
  2. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups > Select your account and click on login items, what is on the list?
     
  3. hangil9205 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see iTunesHelper
    That's it...
     
  4. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting, at least we have ruled that out. OK next, in your application open font book and select the 'All Fonts' option, wait until the list has finished refreshing. Are there any names with a black bullet point next to them?
     
  5. hangil9205, Jul 26, 2011
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    hangil9205 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do not see any "black bullet point" next to them
    However, I see Exclamation mark (= !) with yellow triangle.

    when I click on to those fonts, it says
    "Multiple copies of this font are installed. you can use the resolve duplicates command to automatically deavtiavte the copies in use."

    P.S. When I boot Windows 7, it is really slow as well.
    Do you think I have virus on my MBP?
    Should I try searching virus with antivirus?
    This might be a possible problem.. but i am not sure
    I use TimeMachine. My time machine hdd is my external harddrive, so i need to connect to my mbp to backup(or copy) the data to my external harddrive by using timemachine.
    I haven't done that for a while.. like about 2 weeks-ish.. do you think it might be the problem?


    Btw, Thanks for keep helping me out. :)
     
  6. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Double check these items, too. Google if these are foreign to you:

    reset PRAM
    reset SMC
    In system preferences -> startup, make sure your Mac drive is selected.
     
  7. hangil9205 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
    I will try after finishing up backing up by using timemachine.

    if i reset pram and smc, it would not delete or affect my windows 7 boot camp right? I mean I don't want it to be erased or something :(
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any, since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install:
     
  9. hangil9205 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I waited until the timemachine backing up is finished..
    rebooted -> stillt takes 5 minutes -> Fail

    PRAM & SMC Reseted
    rebooted -> still takes 5 minutes -> Fail

    What should I do now :'(?
    Should I bring my computer to an Apple store.....?
     

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