start up suddenly started being slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ri0ku, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    So today I tried out snow leopard (I installed it on an external usb HDD) and i was trying it out... i simply held alt and chose the external HDD to boot into SL.

    (its amazingly fast and allot of improvements btw but you all knew that :p)

    However i eventualy turned off my macbook and I disconnected the HDD and later I tried booting as normal (into my actual primary leoaprd install which is on the macbook pros internal HDD) and the grey screen on start up seems to take about 15 seconds! until the apple appears then the spinning loading circle.... this is extremely long as it only used to take about 5 seconds...

    I'm posting this for some help, does anyone know how I can resolve this? I tried repairing disk permissions in disk utility and that didnt help... I might try a PRAM reset anyone think this will be ok to try?
  2. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2009
    Try the following:

    System Preferences: Startup Disk: Select your internal HDD: Lock it down
    This could fix your problem
  3. ri0ku thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    Ah thanks man! that did the trick. It even seems like its booting faster than it originally did! about 20 seconds to desktop now :D

    Thanks again appreciate the help!

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