Uber-Slow Startup after Fat32 Partition for BootCamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by heatasmallhouse, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. heatasmallhouse macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    So I installed a 15Gb partition for Windows XP Pro SP2 and now my Santa Rosa Macbook Pro takes a solid 3-4 minutes to boot up and lose the lag that makes it unusable. It used to boot up around 30 seconds.

    I wanted fat32 so that I could share files between the systems, however I would rather have my startup time back. Should I reformat NTFS so that OS X can't read it and won't hog up all my resources? Or does it show up anyway, but you just can't write to it?

    I've tried resetting my pram which someone said helped in another forum, no such luck for me. Are there other solutions?
  2. kinchee87 macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2007
    New Zealand
    Try setting the Startup Disk back to your Mac Os partition in System Preferences.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    OS X can read off of NTFS. You just can't write.

    I suggest checking to see if you need to defragment your hard drive and how much free space is left on the partition.

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