My white imac takes ever so long to load up, after i turn it on.....help pls

Discussion in 'iMac' started by joeysteel, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. joeysteel macrumors newbie

    joeysteel

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    hello.... people

    My white iMac takes long to load up anything up to 4mins.
    i get a white screen and hear my hard drive spinning then eventually it loads up and works as good as it always does.

    should i be worried or what!!!!!!
     
  2. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

    savanahrose

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    whenever mine slows down I clear the cache/history and then repair permissions. That speeds it up some. Good luck.
     
  3. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    Main menu is your best friend. http://www.santasw.com/ Heres the link. I would clear all your caches and history. After you do that post back and tell us if anything helped.
    -Robert :apple:
     
  4. ingenious macrumors 65832

    ingenious

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    Mine's slow right now, too, but my problem is that my hard drive is about maxed out. My user folder is huge, too.

    I had it in at the Apple Store getting fixed about a month ago, and they wiped it (I had my TM backup) and it was blazing fast with nothing on it.

    Wish it could be like that all the time! :(
     
  5. nout72 macrumors regular

    nout72

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    You could consider to never shut down your iMac ever again.
    I decided to only log-out of the system and from what I've experienced it keeps my iMac running smoother, quieter and quicker than shutting it down and restarting it every day.

    Last week I had shut down my iMac after an extended period without restarts. After the restart applications like Safari and Mail started up much slower than with a simple log-out.
    Normally my iMac is very quiet, but after the shut-down and restart it made much more noise.
    I had to repair the permissions and run some maintenance scripts to get the system back to the quietness and the speed it had.
     

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