MBP 13 getting slower boot? (Mac OS X Lion)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -LikesMac-, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

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    I notice that my MBP is taking longer to boot now. It's boot time is considerably different compared to when I first got the MBP 2 months ago. I've used up around 60GB of space (along with having a bootcamp partition on it that is 80GB.

    What can I do to speed it's boot time up?
     
  2. Wattser93 macrumors regular

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    SSD will speed it up. I just installed one in mine and from the Apple logo it takes 13 seconds (I timed it) until my desktop is functional. I have a slower SSD too, the Apple 512GB CTO option Toshiba (I didn't pay for it, I salvaged it) and it's wicked fast on start up.

    Programs on startup may also be bogging it down.
     
  3. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SSD will speed it up, yes but this option is not exactly viable for me at this time.

    I do not have any programs on startup, with the exception of one program that is in the menu bar but isn't connected to a network on startup (so it's basically "off".)
     
  4. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Return, with something new

    Now my MBP did another weird thing. Today, I turned it on, but closed the lid on the MBP before it fully got into OS X (This works all the time). I went away for 10 minutes, then came back and opened the lid. The screen was still white, but 5 seconds later OS X came on.

    This is weird. Usually it already be past OS X and waiting for me to do something by the time I came back.

    ~(Critical?) Now that I remember…I installed new flash player a week ago (I was on a different Space from safari and the notification came up to install flash player)…and then a few days later I read about this new malware that disguises as a flash player…:eek:
     
  5. Wattser93 macrumors regular

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    Have you defragged it recently?

    Even if that doesn't improve boot time, defragging is a good idea if you haven't done it recently. It seems to help "freshen up" the computer in my experience.
     
  6. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    Thats a windows thing....

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1375?viewlocale=en_US
     
  7. Wattser93 macrumors regular

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    I don't believe the "it's a windows thing".

    People also claim OSX manages memory better than Windows but Lion has pretty bad memory leaks... OSX isn't perfect.
     
  8. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well then..

    What is a good defragger for OS X? (I have never defragmented)
     

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