Worried that I've got problems with new Retina iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by currins, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. currins macrumors member

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    Hoping someone here can help. Just unboxed my retina iMac yesterday. Base model except for upgrade to 512GB SSD.

    Here's my issue:

    During the initial setup screens, the computer locked up on the last screen which was activating/upgrading to iCloud drive. I had selected "not now" or whatever the no option was. Then I just got beachball forever. Finally shut down computer.

    When I started it back up, I went through the same questions but I couldn't name my home folder the same thing, so I basically was setting up a 2nd user account.

    I've since deleted that 2nd user account and gone with the first one.

    But now the computer takes over a minute to start up (it's pure SSD) and I get a black screen (not grey) with the apple logo and a white progress bar. The progress bar seems to start and restart and then I finally get to the log-in screen.

    Any ideas? Worried that's something amiss, especially with the beachball/freeze at initial setup. I haven't put anything on the computer yet, so should I reload Yosemite. If so, are there easy instructions on how? Thanks!
     
  2. Serban Suspended

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    Yosemite booting is now on black background with white apple logo and not grey like maveriks and earlier OS
     
  3. currins thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. But should it be taking so long to boot? My MacBook Air with SSD is much faster. I guess I'm worried after that initial freeze up.

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    Sorry to keep posting, but I just did a side-by-side comparison b/t the new iMac and the MBA. MBA air takes 20 seconds for full boot. New iMac took 50 seconds to get to user log-in.

    I'm also getting the apple logo/progress bar twice. It gets about halfway done, then a small flicker, and then it starts again. And then finally to log in screen.

    Am I just being paranoid? Do I lose anything by recovering the system/reloading Yosemite?
     
  4. FredT2 macrumors 6502

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    No, it definitely should not be taking that long.
     
  5. currins thread starter macrumors member

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    I reset the PRAM and boot time is down to 19-20 seconds. That seems appropriate, correct?

    Should I just relax now? Would like to avoid re-installing the OS if I'm good to go.
     
  6. lorenzen43 macrumors newbie

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    Having same issue

    probably they didn't think people want to say no sometimes to their stupid upgrades
     
  7. 5iMacs macrumors regular

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    Tried it twice on my i5/M290X/256SSD, 14.1 and then 13.7 seconds (after pressing in the power button)
     
  8. Serban Suspended

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    booting to Yosemite takes around 15 sec, with just 1 user account made
     

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