MacBook Pro takes forever to start up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fusionstudios, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. fusionstudios macrumors member


    Mar 13, 2006
    I purchased my MacBook Pro (2.16ghz, 2GB RAM) about 4 weeks ago, and for the last few days it has taken over five minutes to start up the computer! :confused: Any ideas about why it's taking so long to boot up?
  2. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Something is most likely wrong with your HDD. Contact AppleCare
  3. Kalmia macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Florida, USA
    I agree; it sounds like the HD may be on its way out.

    Break out the Mac OS X install disc 1 that came with your computer, pop it in while the computer is running, then restart the machine and hold down the D key as it's booting. This will bring up the Apple Hardware Test. Run an Extended Test and see what you get reported back to you. Make note of any errors you get--if nothing else, it'll save you the trouble of running through the whole process while you're on the phone with Apple or at the Genius Bar.

    Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for your MBP. :D


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