Slow start please help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kamil123s, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. kamil123s macrumors newbie

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    When i start my imac it took about 10sec to be ready to use but now it takes about 1min can someone please help me
    thank you.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Which iMac specifically and which Mac OS X version exactly are you using?

    Since when does the slow startup occur?

    How much free HDD space is left out of how much HDD space?

    When did you get the Mac and has the OS been re-installed since?
     
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    System preferences > startup disk > restart macintosh hd
     
  4. hundert macrumors regular

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    1 minute sounds about right. Maybe it should be 40 seconds or so.

    The more programs you install, the slower it will load. If you have Little Snitch and other automatically starting processes it will get even slower. Peer Guardian etc etc.
    By frequent use, I also recommend putting iMac more often to sleep rather than shutting it down as it will eat less energy than starting the iMac again.
     
  5. kamil123s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have mac os x 10.6.4
    Processor 2.66hgz intel core 2 duo
    Memory 572gb left on the disk
    it just started today
     
  6. kamil123s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will this reset all my data ?
     
  7. hundert macrumors regular

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    Kamil

    it will not erase your data. It will only restart your computer from HDD. Maybe it is set to boot from something else (boot camp). Just choose Macintosh HD and restart.
    You should time it and post us the seconds where you first time see the Dock.

    If that not helps read here:


    10 seconds is bullcrap

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwzDpHUerTw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqemm1ClZIg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww36TvibnSA


    It is all over 30 seconds.

    I mean, not even SSD makes it under 10 seconds.

    Don't worry, boot speed is the last thing you should be worrying about.
     
  8. kamil123s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks
     
  9. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    No, restarting it just restarts your startup drive. When the iMac first boots up, the time it spends in the gray screen is the time it spends looking for the right drive to boot from. Restarting the startup disk will result in your computer taking less time to look for its proper startup location.

    iMacs will usually boot around 20-30 seconds. Restart the startup disk and see if it takes that amount of time!
     
  10. kamil123s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it took about 45sec
     
  11. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Well 15 seconds is a decent improvement, if your earlier startup times were literally 60 seconds.

    When I first got my iMac, startup times (counting from the chime) were around 25 or so seconds. I just tested my startup time from chime again, and now it's 35 seconds. I have partitioned my harddrive for windows7 and have more data written on it now, so that's probably why it's slower. Yours might be slower for same reasons as well.
     
  12. kamil123s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yh i think so
    thank you
     

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