MacBook :: Slow Start Up - Freezes

Jun 22, 2010

But a few days ago, when I turned it on it took about 5 minutes to boot. I already did a disk repair (it found no errors), repaired the disk permissions and used OnyX to see if there's anything wrong. It still has this problem and I don't know what else to do. Sometimes it also freezes for no reason.

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MacBook Is Slow And Freezes

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A couple of weeks ago I bought a nearly two year old MacBook pro from my friend. It has Lion installed and was apparently refurbished by Apple after it broke (not sure exactly what happened). It worked perfectly until today. I have about 30 pictures/documents, iWork and nothing else installed, so I presume there's a lot of hard drive space left.I was browsing safari today (facebook, two other tabs open which were picture-heavy websites) and my Mac started to run really slowly. Not just Safari, Pages too. It froze several times (I got the spinning beach ball), so in my frustration I restarted, but the problem still wasn't solved. It got to the point where I had to close the other tabs, and when I closed one of them a message came up saying 'a script in this movie is causing Adobe flash player to run slowly' but I had no idea that I was even using Flash. I aborted the script and my macbook was okay for a while, but when I went back onto facebook to send someone a message I got the beach ball again.

What's more annoying is that when I bought the macbook off my friend it was kind of unofficial and he can be a bit of a d*** so I don't know what would happen if I said to him "this isn't working properly". He said that apple has guaranteed the refurbished macbook for 6 months but I don't know how that worked, I thought they just fixed his macbook and didn't know they put guarantees on refurbished macs, I have no receipts but if I asked him to find them could I take it to the apple store if it gets worse?You might have guessed that I'm a complete technophobe who gets pretty stressed when things don't work. I've been quite disappointed with my MacBook so far because I'd heard that they were virtually problem free.

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I tried restarting it in safe mode (holding the shift button down during startup), but it only resulted in the computer freezing on the logo screen for about five minutes before shutting itself off (no beeping or light that time, though). I went through my instruction manual as well as online searches to see if maybe I could somehow restore the computer to factory settings. I can get it to get into the Disk Utility section (holding down the option button during startup), but I'm absolutely terrified of erasing something I shouldn't.

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This is my question: Can I update my OS X if I maybe have to reboot a frozen machine 50 times before I reach the desktop? This would very probably mean that the OS would install and then ask for a reboot. And then I would maybe have to power off and retry to reboot many many times. Would this FUBAR the system. or would it work when I finally got it up and running? 

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Also, the more annoying issue, when shutting down my macbook will sit at just the desktop (no icons) for several seconds before going to a blank screen for sometimes several minutes. Sometimes the circular loading thing (the one that is used when starting up) appears and when it does I'm forced to do a manual shutdown (holding the power button) because it refuses to shut down. My battery has also been dying easier and taking longer to charge so could it have something to do with the battery?

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I am a new Mac user with no prior Mac experience.  I recently (1 week ago) purchased a MacBook Pro running Mavericks? (10.9.4).  Out of the box the machine was lightening fast with startup and shutdown speeds PC users can only dream of. 

I connected the MacBook to a Windows domain and that went well with no problems.  I installed Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac and configured Outlook to connect to Exchange on the SBS 2008 server.  Again, all went well and the system performed flawlessly.  Then I connected to the server via Go>Connect to Server, so I could access a shared folder on the Windows sbs 2008 and that is when my troubles began. 

Ever since I made that connection to the Windows server via Go>Connect to server my Mac has trouble Starting-Up and Shutting-Down.  Whereas before I made the connection my Mac would boot in under 10 seconds and Shut-Down in around 2 or 3 seconds, it now takes almost a minute to boot and over a minute to shut down. 

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It does not matter if I actually access any of the shared files during any given operation of the machine... it now consistently takes several minutes to Power-Up and then Shut-Down. 

I have two network connections... one wired and one wireless and it does not matter if I use one or the other (or even both).  The problem remains.  It also remains if I take the machine off the LAN and travel to another location... the Start-Up and Shut-Down remain painfully slow (for a Mac anyway). PC users will think I'm knit-picking but I didn't buy a Mac to suffer the same boot shut-down times that PC users have grown to accept.  

If not for the fact that the Start-Up and Shut-Down were so amazingly fast prior to adding the share capability I might not even ask the question but just watching the blazing Startup speed for the few days before adding the sharing has spoiled me.   

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Whenever i restart using the power switch it comes to the screen which has only apple symbol and freezes with that.

I think i should remove that and then it will work fine. I dont have any mac os cds to reboot from the cds.
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