Start up time taking a LONG time..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by glassmen07, May 30, 2008.

  1. glassmen07 macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2008
    I have the SR MBP 120 GB and recently I've noticed that it has been taking a LONG time to start up. Like the gray Apple screen appears with the spinning wheel and apple logo and it just stays there. I waited 15 minutes and nothing. I had to restart it several times and wait before something actually happened.

    Anyone know what might be causing this or should I just make an appointment at the genius bar? I'm still in my year warranty and I was going to get the Applecare plan anyway..

  2. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Boot up from the installation CDs and run Disk Utility.

    or try an archive/install.

    or take it to a genius first and see what they say.
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    In addition to using Disk Utility, start up in "Safe Mode". You may have some corrupted cache files.

    I also suggest a PRAM reset as this too may be slightly corrupted.

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