Macbook pro startup very slow

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  1. iyahya macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have Macbook 2009 and nowadays it startup and it takes almost 2 minute to start and it's really killing me

    My HD it's not full and i have 4GB memory

    please help
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're having performance issues, this may help:
     
  3. iyahya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tried some of the technique mentioned in there but still the same problem
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What did you find when you looked in the folders mentioned in the first point of that post?
     
  5. iyahya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's empty nothing inside it
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    All 4 locations?
     
  7. iyahya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All of them
     
  8. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    You could aways get an SSD for a nice boost, but I know it's not a real "fix".
     
  9. disasterdrone macrumors 6502

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    Could be you have a struggling hard drive. You might want to try swapping it out, since a drive that is about to fail will sometimes slow right down.
     
  10. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Does it start up normally in Safe mode (this will skip loading of most drivers)?
    If you start up in Verbose or Single-User mode, do you see messages that indicate system waiting for any resources?
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  11. iyahya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do u mean by swapping it ?

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    I did the safe mode nothing happens as well the Verbose

    but when i do the Single user which is (Command-s)

    message came out says there is 1426 possibilities ? if i'm not mistaken and then there is Y or N

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    Does the Fonts effect the startup i have 1068 fonts
     
  12. abbottcostello, Nov 23, 2013
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    abbottcostello macrumors newbie

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    Did you try step #22 of the performance tips? "System Preferences > Startup Disk", ensure that your HDD that has OS X on it is selected (even if you only have one drive, it still needs to be selected, else the boot process will probe all interfaces for bootable devices). And, yes I believe Fonts will affect startup as well, that's #12 on the list of Tips!
    Maybe too simplistic, but you said "some", so I thought it worth a mention!
     
  13. iyahya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanx for the reply

    I will try it as soon as i arrive home it's worth a shot and sorry for my late reply
     
  14. iyahya thread starter macrumors newbie

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  15. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    What possibilities do you see there?
     
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