Sluggish Leopard performance after rebooting from Windows via Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hajime, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    I found that whenever I reboot to Leopard after using Windows XP via Bootcamp, it takes a few minutes for the Leopard system to be responsive. It looks like the hard drive keeps spinning because the system is making search index. I suspect that this has something to do with Leopard mounting the Windows volume. It might be that since I used the Windows partition via Bootcamp, some of the files in the partition have been changed. As a result, Leopard tries to make new search index for the recently modified Windows partition. Is there a way to solve this problem? Thanks.
     
  2. Supaklaw macrumors regular

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    I'm having a similar problem as of yesterday. I updated the firmware Sunday... and within 24 hrs my page.sys file (I'm assuming that's my VM page file) on the Win XP 64-bit partition went cablooey... and froze up booting to Win, and wouldn't load even in safe mode. Then returning to Leopard, it seemed to take forever to boot back up but eventually did. I ended up installing XP 32-bit since I have been meaning to but 64-bit had been trouble free for over a month now... and now booting back to Leopard even with the new XP it still camps as it's loading Leopard when before it was 10-15 seconds tops. It hangs about a minute now.

    I'm wondering if the firmware may be the issue. Disk utility shows no problems. Repaired permissions, still funky load times now.
     

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