Yosemite: Progress Bar on Start-Up

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Hrothgar, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Hrothgar macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    New York
    I searched and didn't find any threads on this.

    I've got a late 2011 15" MBP. I think it's 8gb RAM. I installed Yosemite a few weeks ago. Now, on every start-up, I get a delay with the grey progress bar. It's almost like a Windows machine that loads new updates every time the computer started.

    I assume this is not normal? Is there anything to stop it?
  2. X-X macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    The progress bar replaced the spinner, it's normal.
  3. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    New York
    But why is it happening on every start-up? Is that normal? I'm pretty sure I didn't get the rainbow spinner whenever I started the computer.

    (And now I see that a thread asking the same question was started two days ago. Not sure why I didn't find it when I searched. Sorry.)
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    They just changed it, it is how it is.

    As to the spinning rainbow-coloured beachball, that is typically a sign that the OS isn’t finished loading yet. I had that when I installed the beta on my external HD, which reads/writes significantly slower than my SSD. It could have something to do with your hard drive, but there is nothing to worry.
  5. jays94 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2014
    I've noticed the same thing, I think its just to do with it being a more complex operating system.

    I have a 2012 MBP Retina with 8gb of ram (SSD) and on Mavericks it'd load from putting the password in to loaded in seconds with no bar or spinner.

    On Yosemite it now takes 12-20 seconds with a progress bar, i've noticed startup is significantly slower (even with a clean install, etc).

    Just part of the fun (not)!

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