Slow Boot After Removing Windows & Partition

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by meagain, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Hi. Having a concern here... In preparation for a clean/fresh Leopard install, I removed by Windows & Partition with Boot Camp Assistant. After this, when I power up the iMac, I'm getting a prolonged grey screen which eventually pops up the apple logo which again seems to remain too long on the screen.
    My start up time is much longer than prior and I'm concerned.

    I'm not exactly sure what to check for to see if any tidbits remained that could be causing it confusion. My goal is to have this machine as pristine/clean as possible for Leopard tomorrow and I'm concerned something is amiss. IF the clean install of Leopard will fix any and all issues I might have in the iMac - I'll stop worrying. But I fear I might need to do something prior to install to ensure its health?

    Wondering what you all think about this.
     
  2. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Go into Startup Disk and reselect your Macintosh HD. This should "rebless" the boot drive and speed up the boot process.
     
  3. meagain thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I found this in 'system preferences'.
    I see 2 systems: Mac and "network startup".
    My options are: "restart" or "target disk mode"
    No "re-bless". I have 10.4.10.

    Are we sure this will be OK? I still have data in here, etc.
     
  4. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Simply click on Mac (not network startup) and click restart.
     
  5. meagain thread starter macrumors 68030

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    OK - I trust you... it's just a tad scarey. :) I'll shut everything down and do this now.
     

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