slow start up imac 10.6.7

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mary86004, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. mary86004 macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2011
    My computer started up pretty fast when I first got it in 2007 - Tiger operating system. It got slower. When I upgraded to Snow leopard, I thought it would help. I think user data that was transferred makes it slow.

    I start the computer and wait 45 seconds for the desktop to load, then I click mail, Safari and Firefox. Takes about a minute to open. It used to be faster.
    Isn't there something I can clean out or do to speed this up.

    Is there something I should be doing for maintenance with my Mac to keep it running fast in general?

    Thanks for any tips.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Check System Preferences > Accounts > youraccount > Login Items to see what's automatically launching on startup. You can also check the following locations for other items that launch with startup:
    Also, after you've started up, use Activity Monitor to see what apps/processes/widgets are running, before you launch any apps. Be sure to change "My Processes" at the top to "All Processes".

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