Slow MBP Startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eatsleepdrivesc, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Eatsleepdrivesc macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I hope you all can please help me! I have a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro 17 Inch.

    2.8 Intel Core Duo
    8 Gigs of Ram.
    500GB 7200 RPM HDD

    It used to start up two months ago in 47 seconds which was really fast and I loved it. Now and it now takes 1 minute and 49 seconds. I used to be able to show off the speed of my laptop and now I just sit there and look at the gray screen forever. ( At least it seems that way )

    Any help on how to make her start back up faster? The only diffrence between now and then is I have used around 30 Gigs on my hard drive. I was at 225 and am now at 196 left.

    Thanks in advance for the help.
  2. sunnyj macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Try repairing the disc permissions on the HD with disk utility
  3. Sofad macrumors member


    Jan 24, 2006
    try this


    sudo chown root:admin /
    sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel
    sudo kextcache -system-caches
    [full article]

    + select (again) the startvolume in system preferences> startvolume

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