Slow boot up times?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Intelligent, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    My macbook pro used to boot up in 10-15 seconds, but now it takes 40-60 seconds, i know restarting the computer often isn't essential, and i don't, but WHEN i do, it stills bugs me that it takes so long. Any tips?, Repaired disk etc.
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Do a forum search on the topic. There are numerous threads which could give you some insight.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    1. Open up disk utility and repair disk permissions.
    2. Perform a clean install.
    3. If you're using a HDD, upgrade to an SSD.

    Actually, HDDs do slow down. Physically they do not. They still spin at the same speed and such, but as the hdd becomes more and more fragmented from writes and deletes, the read head will have to search over more and more area to find/extract the files being called for.
     
  4. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have been using SSD since 2012, this one is new though, early 2013 retina mbp, 15 inch, already did step 1 and 2.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    That's funny. Although SSDs are unlikely to break down, they still can. At this point, I'd be thinking of backing up everything inside it and sending the machine back to an AASP.
     
  6. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah i got it backed up at my moms house, dads house, and a server in the us so i think I'm safe xD
     
  7. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Reset PRAM, then make sure correct startup disk is selected in sys. pref's.
     
  8. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have reseted nvram (theres no pram on intel btw) and smc Reinstalled it, and i compared it to a 2006 Macbook Pro with a crappy old hdd and it start a lot faster than mine.
     

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