Sluggish Start Up.....

G5orbust

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jun 14, 2002
1,309
0
Hey guys,

I just recently started getting start ups that take about 2-3x as long to start up as it did before. I hadn't changed OSes (it was fine under 10.2.1, then it wasnt). I think its just bothersome to have to wait a few minutes for start up. Can anyone help me?

O and my HD isnt full, if that is what your thinking of.

And i do not own any norton utilities either, so if i have a drive frag problem, tell me where i can get that corrected through eitehr free software, apple software or the software that came w/ my apple care (tech tool deluxe).

O and it stays at the grey screen taht comes before the main, blue load screen.

Thanks for the help.
 

mmcneil

macrumors regular
Sep 4, 2001
221
44
Indianapolis, IN
Disk First Aid & Permissions

Try running Disk First Aid and do both functions:
1) Repair the Drive
2) Repair the Permissions

It should be in Applications->Utilities
 

MacBandit

macrumors 604
Re: Re: Re: Disk First Aid & Permissions

Originally posted by mmcneil


Is that how you got to 500 posts so fast :D :p ;)
Umm no but this is. Replying to peoples stupid comments. Oh, by the way, way to rack up another useless post yourself.

I was simply reinforcing what someone else had said to make the person asking the question feel more sure of it.

Somehow spending somewhere around 4 or 5 hours here on average a day did it.
 

Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,914
25
Ha ha haaa!
Well congrats guys, you just racked up 3 posts each... :rolleyes:

Have you installed any new hardware? After I installed an ATA/100 controller card, my startup stalls for up to an additional minute. Have you booted up with verbose logging? Perhaps it's hanging on a .kext or something.
 

mmcneil

macrumors regular
Sep 4, 2001
221
44
Indianapolis, IN
Originally posted by Hemingray
Well congrats guys, you just racked up 3 posts each... :rolleyes:
I'll be at 500 before you know it;)

More importantly, speaking of .kext - I have one symfs.kext that seems unhappy with Jaguar (actually the reverse) - every startup I get three - four messages saying symfs.kext is a security problem with the option to fix, use, don't use. I've tried both fix & use with no apparent affect. I'm pretty sure it is a component of Symantec SystemWorks - any ideas? I run LiveUpdate regularly and it claims everything is up to date.:confused:
 

MacBandit

macrumors 604
Do you have appleshare or any networking function turned on? OSX goes out and looks for networks first thing and it slows the startup down big time if you're not actually conected to anything. Also make sure you have your startup disc selected.
 

Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,914
25
Ha ha haaa!
Originally posted by mmcneil


I'll be at 500 before you know it;)

More importantly, speaking of .kext - I have one symfs.kext that seems unhappy with Jaguar (actually the reverse) - every startup I get three - four messages saying symfs.kext is a security problem with the option to fix, use, don't use. I've tried both fix & use with no apparent affect. I'm pretty sure it is a component of Symantec SystemWorks - any ideas? I run LiveUpdate regularly and it claims everything is up to date.:confused:
And well you deserve it, you've been around here longer than me! :)

What version of SystemWorks are you running? 1.0 or 2.0? I've been running SystemWorks 1.0 with AntiVirus and LiveUpdate for X with no problems. I think it might have given me that security notice once after I updated to Jaguar, but I chose "fix and use" and didn't have any further problems.
 

8thDegreeSavage

macrumors 6502
Jun 5, 2002
370
0
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
There is a possibility that if you have more than one system folder on your boot drive....that the system takes longer to find the proper system folder to boot from.


I dunno if this even makes a difference...but with me...once i trashed my 9 folder and my 10.1 folder...and repaired my disk permissions...and defraged....my start up flies.

For defragging i suggest DiskWarrior 3 or Drive 10.1.2 I use Drive.
 

G5orbust

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jun 14, 2002
1,309
0
can anyone tell me how to do all this stuff with the programs i have on hand?
 

MacBandit

macrumors 604
Originally posted by G5orbust
can anyone tell me how to do all this stuff with the programs i have on hand?
Your best bets are to a) open the system preferences and go to start up disc and make sure you have your startup folder selected. Then restart the computer using your 10.2 installation disc. When it comes up with the installation screen go to file at the top of the screen and open disc utility. When this comes up choose fix permissions and then repair disc. Then restart your computer while holding the mouse button to eject the disc and see if this has fixed your problems if not I will give you another task.
 

G5orbust

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jun 14, 2002
1,309
0
Originally posted by MacBandit


Your best bets are to a) open the system preferences and go to start up disc and make sure you have your startup folder selected. Then restart the computer using your 10.2 installation disc. When it comes up with the installation screen go to file at the top of the screen and open disc utility. When this comes up choose fix permissions and then repair disc. Then restart your computer while holding the mouse button to eject the disc and see if this has fixed your problems if not I will give you another task.

ok but dont lose interest in this thread jsut yet, i dont have time at the moment to do that kind of work on my comp. I will inform you when i do the work tho...
 

MacBandit

macrumors 604
Originally posted by G5orbust



ok but dont lose interest in this thread jsut yet, i dont have time at the moment to do that kind of work on my comp. I will inform you when i do the work tho...
I check this thread anytime there is a new post to it.


ScemO

He's trying to fix the problem without having to buy new programs. So he's trying to do it with what Apple ships with so I'm sending him through my general routine to fix problems.

Besides Xoptimize is just a prebinder 10.2 does that routinely when programs and updates are installed all it's own. There is no longer a need for a prebinder in X.