Replaced HDD, now slow to Login Panel, fast after that. Timing out?

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  1. djbrickhouse macrumors member

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    Macbook - intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB RAM.

    So, I super duped my HDD to an external and swapped it with e my internal, effectively replacing my HDD with a new one, but with all the same data...

    Now when I boot, it seems to take a long tieme to get to the login panel, after that, its really fast.

    I wonder if the machine is looking for the old drive, then timing out and then using the new drive, once that is done, its nice and fast - 7200 RPM !

    I looked at Console.app and there is an error message, but it doesn't look like anything major.

    I will post it shortly, but any thoughts off the top of your collective head?
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Check in System Preferences on the "Startup Disk" pane and make sure your new disk is the preferred startup disk
     
  3. logana macrumors 65816

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    that's the best place to check - just highlight your internal disk and restart - should be much quicker to start ....
     
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