Slow boot up time after update to 10.6.6

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Plater, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Plater macrumors newbie

    Plater

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    Hello, kinda new to the forum.

    Just got my back book over the christmas and im VERY happy with it. So the problem started yesterday, after i recieved the email from apple saying that mac app store is open!

    I ran system upgrade right away to try out the new mac app store. So with the system update, there are also some updates about aperture, and also it said something about the Mac Firmware Update. (not too sure if this was relevant)

    Anyways. after the update, my start up time have increased dramatically. It used to be instant start up to the login screen, but now it takes atleast 50sec-1min to load the login screen. I dont do much on this comp, just some documents, WoW, and aperture (about 50 pictures stored).

    I tried running the VRAM and the NRAM reset thing. But still didnt help.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  2. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have other HDD's attached? Internal or external?
     
  3. Plater thread starter macrumors newbie

    Plater

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    Nope, just the mac it self. Nothing attached to it.
     
  4. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Same here, this happens time/time depending on what else the software update touches. For me, my MBA went from ~15s to 30s boots, so checked to make sure Mac was the startup disk then reset the PRAM and SMC - no improvement - so I just left it on for a few hours so OS X could do whatever housekeeping it had to do - now back to 15s.

    Just give it time.
     
  5. Plater thread starter macrumors newbie

    Plater

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    Ok, i guess ill give it a few more days. :D thanks
     
  6. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Run OnyX app (run the Automation section within the app)....
     
  7. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Mine was back to zippy somewhere around 4 hours, as that was the next time I had to restart it.
     
  8. Retrostarscream macrumors member

    Retrostarscream

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    I am personally having major issues with 10.6.6, which I gather are a spotlight issue of continuously indexing my Windows 7 partition on every reboot.

    The result is a extremely sluggish OSX experience, rendering it almost usable.

    If you have a Windows partition on your machine. I'd highly advise against it. Here are a couple of Apple discussion threads relating to this issue.

    http://discussions.info.apple.com/th...art=0&tstart=0
    http://discussions.info.apple.com/me...ageID=10244970
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread....art=0&tstart=0
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread....11846&tstart=0

    This is a proposed solution of placing your boot camp partition in the privacy field in spotlight preferences, although I have yet to verify it.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2409
     

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