New delay in boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cool11, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    I am very concerned with any 'strange' sign in my mbp, because in the past, in other mac machines, I had some failures, and from this time then, I watch carefully for any change in the 'behavior' of my machine.

    My mbp (late '13-yosemite-ssd), was booting in about 15 seconds. All the time, as far as I can remember.
    Now it does not. It takes about 30 seconds.
    And I can't tell that I installed anything 'strange' the last days.
    I run 'etrecheck', no problems mentioned there.
    A check in login items, did not showed me anything new.

    Can you suggest if there is anything I check about this delay?
    If there is any problem in the way and I could avoid it, it would be perfect.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Mine often fluctuates with how long it takes to boot anywhere between 15 and 25-30 secs. Don't sweat it usually sorts itself out in the end. I always put it down to updates or trim or something similar just getting sorted out on boot up
     
  3. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    You say it is possible to be nothing at all?
    Is it normal one day to boot in 15 seconds,
    and the next day in 30 seconds?

    I am not using a stopwatch, but I can clearly see that there is a delay, unexplained to me.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yep happens to me quite often. I don't know if it's normal as such but it often happens to me especially after an update or some added software.
     
  5. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am just worried, not so for the delay itself, but if it is a primary sign of a possible hardware failure.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    My MBP is usually quick but it does seem to fluctuate, though I've never really timed it.
     
  7. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Is the delay before the Apple logo appears? If so, your default startup disk isn't set properly.

    If the delay occurs after the Apple logo appears then do a verbose boot to see where the delay is:
    https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201573

     
  8. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The delay is before the Apple logo.
    So, anything that I could do?
     
  9. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    System Preferences > Startup Disk > Select your OS X volume.
     

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