My problems after removing partition/Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jonniesparko, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. jonniesparko macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2007
    After restoring my Mac disk to a single volume, and deleting the Boot Camp Assitant, I am now having a couple of issues, possibly more still to be found.

    I initially partitioned my HD to 5GB, but never went on to install Windows. After a while of leaving my HD partitioned, I choose to de-partition it. To do so I opened BOOT CAMP ASSISTANT by double clicking it.
    Clicked to RESTORE the startup disk to a single volume, followed this up by inputting my admin info (name/password), then my Mac restarted.

    Last night this successfully removed the partition (hopefully no steps were left out of my description). I then downloaded a Firmware EFI Update that was supposed to be for those who've recently removed Boot Camp. I figured this whole process would leave me as if I never did the whole partition thing, but now startup has become quite a long process. It was always rather fast. At startup, I now get to see a blank white screen for too long before I see the grey Apple logo and Mac OSX start up.

    Besides that, I believe my battery life might now be going down faster than before.

    I've been searching for answers on this forum and and have found similar complaints regarding startup times, but no definite answer to my problem.

    Besides the slow startup time and what might be seeming as a shorter battery (although I really haven't clocked before and after), everything else seems to be running fine.

    I am continuing to search for answers, and I will update whatever I find, even if it is nothing. In the meantime, any help provided will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks a million in advance for time spent on my issue.


    PS - I have also emailed with this info.
  2. jonniesparko thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2007
  3. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    J - Thanks for posting this. I'll be embarking on the same task soon and will bookmark that link. Much appreciated!
  4. user1524 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Bombay , India
    yes im facing the same problem but with my new imac 24"

    first bootcamp troubled me way too much ... restored the mac hd to one disc now and then the startup takes ages to load
    mailed apple also but havent recieved any reply yet soo i think il just need to take the machine to the apple centre here to solve it

    jonniesparko how long did apple support take to mail you back ?
  5. redenemyjoe macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2008
    Major bump.

    I have the same issue. Apparently I'm not allowed to view whats on that link. Yes, I'm logged in.

    Help please.
  6. kooler11 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2009
    V V Slow Startup after removing Bootcamp

    Hi, I have the same issue....

    Can anyone suggest what we could do?

    - I have reinstalled MAC OS using the DVD
    - reset PRAM
    - changed Startup to Mac HD
    - fixed all permissions/using Disk Utility/Onyx...

    but to no avail. Startup time is almost 5 minutes. Would love it if someone could help Please.

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