Macbook Pro startup times

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jamesarm97, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    I think my C2D 2gig mem 2.33mhz macbook pro is taking too long to start. I thought it used to come up instantly to the gray screen with the apple on it. Now it takes 40 seconds from the time I press the power button and hear the dong to the time the apple shows up in the middle of the screen. It only takes another 22 seconds to show the login prompt. It seems to be doing a pre-boot scan or something. I have to usb devices plugged in. Is the 22 second boot time ok (after logo shows). I have had it since nov of last year.

    - James
  2. zign macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2006
    22 seconds is fine from the dong to the fully usable system... something is wrong.
  3. kinchee87 macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2007
    New Zealand
    Try setting your start up disk to your Mac OS partition.
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Yes, my friend had the same problem. The startup disk was not pointed to HD, so it took a while. Fixing this changed the boot time drastically.
  5. jamesarm97 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    That is what I would expect. I will try the suggestions above. It is 40 seconds from dong to grey apple logo, then 22 more till the login prompt.

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