Why has my start up slowed down?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pw1981, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. pw1981 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Tampa Bay
    One of the things I loved most about my Mac when I made the switch from a PC based laptop was the amazingly fast start up time. Lately, it seems as though my start up times are getting longer. I seem to watch the little spinning circle go round and round and round whereas I never really used to notice it.

    I have made no significant canges to the machine. I load nothing at startup other than the standard OS and Mark/space Missing Sync (which I installed the first day I had the computer).

    What causes Mac's to slow down on startup? With PC's I knew how to check all that stuff, but still kinda new to Macs.

    I am running a 2.6 Penryn 15" MBP with 2GB of ram.
  2. gusious macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2007
    The more you use your Mac,the more the memory of your hard drive gets smaller. Because you download/install things. This means that your Mac will take a little bit to startup but you shouldn't worry too much!

    It's not Windows!!!!!!:D

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