Go to system preferences and check in start up disk whether or not you have selected your hard drive as boot up disk.It seems like this is taking too long. Should I be concerned? I've only had the computer for a month but start up seems slower.... Any advice on trouble shooting?
Possibly if you have it to open at login (when we say startup, are we talking about getting to desktop, in a ready state?). Anything under a minute is good going though. I noticed zero difference in bootup times between an iMac G5 with Tiger and a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard even though you'd expect there to be one. As already said, it's more of a hard drive thing than a processor thing. Generally speaking, the more full your hard drive is, the slower it becomes.Ok, I took your advice on changing the system preference and now my startup time is 51 seconds. Is it possible that something I've downloaded is slowing me down?
Why couldn't you get rid of the HP shitt ? They weigh you down for no reason. And ask for taking part in surveys and registering crap every 15 days.Ok, thanks for the tips. I'm learning a lot! I found three login items: (1) Itunes helper (2) HP EventHandler and (3) HP Scheduler. I could only delete the first one from the login. The other two didn't give me the option to -. I just rebooted to check the speed again. 48 seconds.