MacBook Air :: Takes Almost 10 Minutes From Switch On To The Log On Screen

Mar 29, 2012

My 3-weeks old Macbook Air is taking almost 10 minutes to get from switch on to the log on screen, it seems to be stuck at the white screen with the Apple logo & the spinning grey wheel. Anybody faced similar problems before? What caused this? I was working with about 7 or 8 different Excel files open at one go and a couple were corrupted (but repaired). I have never experienced anything like this with my i5 iMac and wasn't expecting this on the Macbook Air. Any light at the end of the tunnel?

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MacBook :: Slow Booting - Takes More Than 5 Minutes

Feb 8, 2009

It seems that my MB(unibody 2.0Ghz) has some problem. I recently reinstalled leopard (and some softwares). It takes a little bit more than 2 minutes to boot. Worse comes with Windows 7 beta. I tried both 32bit and 64bit versions. It takes more than 5 minutes to boot! I saw some guy showing some comparison of boot time on youtube. It seems that Leopard should take < 1 minute and Windows 7 takes < 2 minutes (with the same hardware!). My MB takes around 3 times more than other MBs. Where should I start? I recently ran memtest and it turns out to be okay. HDD S.M.A.R.T also reports 'verified'. I'm not sure what would be the next.

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Dec 24, 2009

I'm just not having luck with my last 3 MacBook Pros. My new 2.8ghz 15" now takes over 7 minutes to boot to the login screen. Before this happened, I recently copied 139 GB in sound libraries to my system drive. Before I went to work, I quickly closed the laptop and put in my bag. When I took it out of my bag several hours later, the unit was off and battery practically at full charge. When I started it shortly afterwards, it took forever to boot. It would sit there at the grey screen with the spinning circle, then get to the blue background (just before you get to the login screen) and wait there for a while. Most of the time I think you can hear the hard drive churning.

Once you log on, everything seems to be normal. I'm curious if perhaps that 139GB copy did something to the OS to slow it down. FYI it has 274/ 500 GB of free space left. Perhaps the hard drive didn't have a chance to park when I quickly put the laptop in my bag and I damaged it? To complicate matters, I have the MCE optibay installed with a 320 GB hard drive loaded in it. The only thing I can think of is to back up, and reload the OS. This should tell me if it's software or hardware related.

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May 4, 2012

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Jun 3, 2014

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Apr 8, 2010

For about a week now, every time I boot my iMac mid-2007 20" running 10.6.3 I get the following problems

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-When it finally boots all the dock icons are reset to the ones you get with a brand new mac, spaces and expose is reset as well.

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-Mouse loses all it's custom settings.

-Login items are gone, I have tried not to re-enable those.

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It seems that it is losing more and more settings every day. Today I had to turn on time machine again, although it was on before shut down...

Is this like losing an application support folder or something like that?

Applications do not seem intact as well.

Safari loses all web screenshots from cover flow iTunes reupdates the library etc....

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May 26, 2012

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Apr 2, 2009

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Mar 12, 2012

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Intel Mac :: It Takes 20 Minutes To Boot And Is Very Slow

Mar 13, 2012

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Mar 29, 2012

After starting up my Mac Pro, I notice slow start up, and that the mouse does note respond for several minutes.

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Apr 21, 2012

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Jun 14, 2012

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Mar 6, 2008

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Aug 4, 2009

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2. Ejecting the CD in every program I can think of.

3. Going into Terminal and entering the eject command.

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Feb 24, 2012

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Sep 26, 2009

My iMac takes 3 minutes after logging in, until it allows any inputs. Stays stuck on the desktop, none of the hot corners work, nor does the dock allow inputs for about 3 minutes. I checked the Console immediately after it allows me to, and theres a bunch of stuff on the IOkit that seems to be the culprit.

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Nov 21, 2009

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Sep 11, 2014

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Sep 2, 2009

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Jun 12, 2012

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Mar 28, 2012

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