Vista boot time?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by danrad, May 8, 2008.

  1. danrad macrumors member

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    How long does it take most folks to reboot from OS X to Vista (I'm running Vista 64 Home Premium, if that makes a difference)?

    I'd read somewhere that Vista booted faster on a Mac Pro than a lot of Windows machines, but it takes my new Mac Pro (1x2.8ghz 4-core) forever to reboot - probably along the lines of five minutes (I'll time it tonight).

    Is that normal?
     
  2. Tr3p3 macrumors newbie

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    It takes me about 1-2 minutes

    I'm running vista 32 on the new 3.0 imac
     
  3. bigandy macrumors G3

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    I removed my Vista Boot Camp because it seemed to be a complete FAIL at rebooting. It'd just go to a blank screen, and I'd wait about 3-4 mins before getting frustrated and forcing a boot. It wouldn't seem to switch the startup disk using the Control Panel extension in Windows either.


    Meh, better off without it.
     
  4. danrad thread starter macrumors member

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    The first time I rebooted, I thought it had failed. I had a blank screen for several minutes. Finally, I get a large blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner, then the screen goes blank again. About the time I'm ready to give up and force a shut down, the microsoft progress bar shows up.

    Slow as molasses, but speedy once it actually boots.
     
  5. sash macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    From restarting in Mac OS till log-in screen in Vista Ultimate x64 = 1 min 12 sec. Timed only once, but I think it's quite a normal time. About a minute let's say.

    sash
     
  6. danrad thread starter macrumors member

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    I timed it last night, and it took more than five minutes from shut down in OS X to the Windows login screen.

    Any idea why it could be taking so long?
     
  7. netdog macrumors 603

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    I booted it off of my machine about 48 hours after installing it.
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Vista 32 bit it fast on my MacBook, about as fast as OS X to boot, so <1 minute.
     
  9. TBi macrumors 68030

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    My Macbook (first gen) boots Vista (32-bit only, Core Duo) quite fast. I'd say if it's taking a very long time then there is something wrong with your install or set up. There is a program called bootvis for XP which allows you to see why it is taking so long to boot, I'll have to see if there is a vista version.
     
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  11. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    About a minute if the Apple firmware decides to work.

    When it doesn't work, I have to kill the power to start vista up.

    Stupid Apple, where did their "quality" products disappear to?
     
  12. colincarter macrumors member

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    macpro 2008 (8x2.8), 16gb memory

    boot time from osx into vista ultimate 64bit about 28-30 sec.

    never installed bootcamp, just put a new hard drive in bay 4, pulled the osx drive from bay one and booted from the vista dvd drive.

    when vista was installed, I installed the 64bit drivers, turned off the computer and put the osx drive back in

    hope this helps

    Colin.
     
  13. Agurri macrumors 6502

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    On my Core Duo MacBook... 2ghz, 2gb RAM, 200 gb 7200/200, reboot from Mac OS X to vista takes less than 2 minutes...
     
  14. danrad thread starter macrumors member

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    My machine clearly takes too long to boot into Vista. I'm supposing that Apple phone support won't cover that. Any idea where to go to look for answers?

    Thanks.
     
  15. TBi macrumors 68030

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    If you can you should try a format reinstall of your vista partition. If you used bootcamp then use it to remove and then recreate a windows partition and reinstall.

    Also it might be worth your while upgrading your firmware if applicable.

    I'm assuming it takes 5 minutes after you choose windows from the boot menu you get when you hold alt (option) on boot. If so it might be worth reading this
     

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