Time spent restarting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DeadSirius, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. DeadSirius macrumors member

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    Siometimes I let my mac pro run for days, and sometimes for hours. When it's hours and I restart it, it gets up and going fairly quickly. When it's been days, the restarting takes a lot longer (screen goes blue, spinning dashed circle on the screen). Sometimes this process seems like it's stuck, going on for over 5 minutes. That's when I press and hold the power button, and force it to shut off. When I turn it back on, it still takes a while to get back up and running. But not like when I've restarted after hours, in which cases I get to the desktop almost immediately.

    The question: What exactly is the machine doing during these pauses? Is there something I can be doing beforehand to makle it faster?
     
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  3. DeadSirius thread starter macrumors member

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    No one knows? During this blue screen process, what is the machine actually doing? Defragging? Reinstalling? Making a list of everything it's done? Phoning Apple? What is the machine doing?
     

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