my boot time is now very slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by desistyle, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. desistyle macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I just installed a PS3 controller driver on my 11" air, now my boot time has went from 10-15 seconds to now 40-45! What gives?? I tried the following steps but have been unable to fix:

    1. Repaired Permissions, Cleared boot cache
    2. Uninstalled the driver .kext file
    3. Reset PVRAM (command+option+p+r)

    None of these worked! Anyone have any ideas? I am feeling VERY frustrated trying to solve this :confused:
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Do you need to boot often? Have you tried using the SLEEP feature of Mac OS X?
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Have you tried uninstalling the PS3 controller to see if that's the issue? Perhaps there is a way to disable it so it loads only when you need it?
  4. kappax12 macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Its normal, whenever i install anything and restart, my boot time increase from 13 sec to 24 sec, to solve problem, you must leave the air on after restart, let it sleep and stay on a while than when u restart it should be back to normal. When it happened to me, i restarted the air like 40 time trying to solve it, then i left it there to go sleep by it self and next thing you know its back to normal boot up time of 13sec.
  5. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Is your Mac drive highlighted under startup, and try resetting the SMC.

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