New MBP Startup time and screens?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by machomer, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. machomer macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2007
    I just got my new MBP and quite excited as many of your are. I am curious about the boot up time and screens that you see once you hit power and bring it to life.

    It seems that it is taking longer to boot from when I first got it. Sometimes it takes 30 seconds to load and sometimes it takes 50-60 seconds to load.

    What causes the load time to change? What can I do to get a fast bootup each time? :D

    My sequence shows following screens.

    1. White Screen
    2. Grey Apple appears at the center of the screen
    3. The busy circular symbol appears below the apple
    4. Blue Screen appears
    5. Loading Mac OS appears with status bar
    6. Desktop, dock appears
  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    Bay Area
    My bootup is very fast with 4gb ram but even without it it should be faster then that. I would suggest resetting the pram (always speeds up boot for me), if you use bootcamp re-setting the startup drive speeds up boot and if all else fails you can reinstall OSx (preferably without all the extra crap)
  3. chew63 macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    I'm not an expert by any means--only had a mac for about 3 weeks--but I've noticed that my MBP boots MUCH quicker when I have no peripherals attached.

    Maybe 25-30 seconds with nothing attached, maybe 50seconds to 1 min. with an external HD and/or usb wireless mouse attached.
  4. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816


    Sep 8, 2005
    London , UK
    Mine takes about 20 -25 seconds

    After a update its slower as it installing things but otherwise its fast.

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