12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2012 3:06 PM by frederickfromlongmont
frederickfromlongmont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My MacBook Pro startup and shutdown are much slower after installing Mountain Lion.  Is there some cleanup that needs to be done to fix this?


MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Changed with Mountain Lion install
  • 1. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,270 points)

    How much slower?

  • 2. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    frederickfromlongmont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Shutdown used to be about 6-7 seconds from Shutdown command to black screen.  Now it's 21-24 seconds.  Startup now is about 40 seconds from pressing ON button to sign-in screen.

  • 3. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    Take a look at your Login Items. 3rd party apps may lead to delays in startups and shutdowns.

  • 4. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    frederickfromlongmont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've done a reset (start up with Opt-Cmd-P-R) and rebuilt permissions using disk utility.  No noticeable difference.

  • 5. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    frederickfromlongmont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do I access Login items?

  • 6. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,270 points)

    If you have more than one user account, these instructions must be carried out as an administrator.

     

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.

     

    Step 1

     

    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left.

     

    Enter "BOOT_TIME" (without the quotes) in the search box. Note the timestamps of those log messages, which refer to the times when the system was booted. Now clear the search box and scroll back in the log to the last boot time when you had the problem. Post the messages logged after the boot, during the time something abnormal was happening.

     

    For example, if the problem is a slow startup taking three minutes, post the messages timestamped within three minutes after the boot time, not before. Please include the BOOT_TIME message at the beginning of the log extract.

     

    Post the log text, please, not a screenshot. If there are runs of repeated messages, post only one example of each. Don’t post many repetitions of the same message. When posting a log extract, be selective. In most cases, a few dozen lines are more than enough.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into a message.

    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Edit it out by search-and-replace in a text editor before posting.

     

    Step 2

     

    Still in Console, look under System Diagnostic Reports for crash or panic logs, and post the most recent one, if any. In the interest of privacy, I suggest you edit out the “Anonymous UUID,” a long string of letters, numbers, and dashes in the header of the report, if present (it may not be.) Please don’t post shutdownStall, spin, or hang logs — they're very long and not helpful.

  • 7. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    System Preferences, User & Groups, Login Items.

     

    Note: unchecking the Hide box, doesn't remove the item. Use the minus button to remove an item.

  • 8. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    Pabomatic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    i had the same problem with my Macbook. I solved the problem by enlarging my RAM to 8 GB and changing the 250 HDD to a 250 GB SSD.

     

    After this Optimizing by a Apple reseller (not by myself) my Mac works faster than ever and Mountain Lion and all apps start and work really fast!

     

    I paid 300 Euro for this operation... Not cheap but better than a new mac..

  • 9. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,270 points)

    Login items are loaded after you log in. They have no effect on what happens before then.

  • 10. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    frederickfromlongmont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    BOOT TIME log

    Oct/8/12 1:07:01.000 PM bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1349723221 0

    Oct/8/12 1:07:12.000 PM kernel[0]: PMAP: PCID enabled

    Oct/8/12 1:07:12.646 PM com.apple.launchd[1]: (com.apple.automountd) Unknown key for boolean: NSSupportsSuddenTermination

    Oct/8/12 1:07:18.867 PM hidd[43]: Posting 'com.apple.iokit.hid.displayStatus' notifyState=1

    Oct/8/12 1:07:25.046 PM mDNSResponder[36]: mDNSResponder mDNSResponder-379.32.1 (Aug 31 2012 19:05:06) starting OSXVers 12

    Oct/8/12 1:07:25.074 PM airportd[67]: _processDLILEvent: en1 attached (down)

    Oct/8/12 1:07:25.076 PM appleeventsd[49]: main: Starting up

    Oct/8/12 1:07:25.096 PM com.apple.usbmuxd[22]: usbmuxd-296.3 on Jul 25 2012 at 00:28:37, running 64 bit

    Oct/8/12 1:07:25.100 PM Parallels[73]: Unloading kernel extension prl_netbridge.kext

    Oct/8/12 1:07:25.129 PM hidd[43]: void __IOHIDLoadBundles(): Loaded 0 HID plugins

    Oct/8/12 1:07:27.361 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[15]: Session 100000 created

    Oct/8/12 1:07:28.020 PM coreservicesd[60]: FindBestLSSession(), no match for inSessionID 0xfffffffffffffffc auditTokenInfo( uid=0 euid=0 auSessionID=100000 create=false

    Oct/8/12 1:07:28.024 PM mds[35]: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0

    Oct/8/12 1:07:28.036 PM WindowServer[100]: Server is starting up

    Oct/8/12 1:07:30.149 PM WindowServer[100]: **DMPROXY** (2) Found `/System/Library/CoreServices/DMProxy'.

    Oct/8/12 1:07:30.340 PM Parallels[141]: Loading kernel extension prl_usb_connect.kext

    Oct/8/12 1:07:30.803 PM configd[17]: setting hostname to ""

    Oct/8/12 1:07:30.807 PM configd[17]: network changed.

    Oct/8/12 1:07:31.638 PM Parallels[150]: Loading kernel extension prl_hypervisor.kext

    Oct/8/12 1:07:32.570 PM coreaudiod[101]: 2012-10-08 01:07:32.570106 PM [AirPlay] Started browsing for _airplay._tcp.

    Oct/8/12 1:07:32.976 PM Parallels[156]: Loading kernel extension prl_hid_hook.kext

    Oct/8/12 1:07:34.855 PM configd[17]: network changed: DNS*

    Oct/8/12 1:07:34.857 PM mDNSResponder[36]: D2D_IPC: Loaded

    Oct/8/12 1:07:34.921 PM awacsd[53]: Starting awacsd connectivity-78 (Jul 26 2012 14:37:46)

    Oct/8/12 1:07:34.925 PM UserEventAgent[11]: Captive: [HandleNetworkInformationChanged:2435] nwi_state_copy returned NULL

    Oct/8/12 1:07:34.980 PM netbiosd[143]: Unable to start NetBIOS name service:

    Oct/8/12 1:07:35.053 PM digest-service[176]: label: default

    Oct/8/12 1:07:35.066 PM rpcsvchost[180]: sandbox_init: com.apple.msrpc.netlogon.sb succeeded

    Oct/8/12 1:07:35.070 PM aosnotifyd[177]: bootstrap_look_up failed (44e)

    Oct/8/12 1:07:35.866 PM Parallels[188]: Loading kernel extension prl_netbridge.kext

    Oct/8/12 1:07:36.677 PM loginwindow[39]: Login Window Application Started

    Oct/8/12 1:07:39.785 PM locationd[40]: NOTICE,Location icon should now be in state 0

    Oct/8/12 1:07:41.062 PM Parallels[203]: Trying to load kernel extensions, exit status: 0

    Oct/8/12 1:07:42.000 PM kernel[0]: MacAuthEvent en1   Auth result for: 00:1c:10:bb:e1:62  MAC AUTH succeeded

    Oct/8/12 1:07:43.091 PM Parallels[206]: Starting Parallels networking...

    Oct/8/12 1:07:49.334 PM configd[17]: network changed: v4(en1+:192.168.1.105) DNS+ Proxy+ SMB

    Oct/8/12 1:07:49.358 PM UserEventAgent[11]: Captive: en1: Not probing  (protected network)

    Oct/8/12 1:07:49.932 PM awacsd[53]: Exiting

    Oct/8/12 1:07:49.646 PM ntpd[174]: proto: precision = 1.000 usec

    Oct/8/12 1:07:49.991 PM Parallels[217]: Parallels networking sucessfully started

    Oct/8/12 1:07:49.991 PM airportd[67]: _doAutoJoin: Already associated to “”. Bailing on auto-join.

    Oct/8/12 1:07:50.003 PM prl_naptd[215]: Starting Parallels Network Daemon

    Oct/8/12 1:07:51.380 PM com.apple.launchd[1]: (com.apple.xprotectupdater[20]) Exited with code: 252

    Oct/8/12 1:07:52.008 PM Parallels[219]: Restarting CiscoVPN

    Oct/8/12 1:07:52.018 PM SystemStarter[221]: Unknown service: CiscoVPN

    Oct/8/12 1:07:52.024 PM Parallels[224]: Starting Parallels Dispatcher Service

    Oct/8/12 1:07:52.042 PM Parallels[228]: Parallels Dispatcher Service sucessfully started

    Oct/8/12 1:07:52.259 PM prl_naptd[215]: vnic0: DHCP/NAT for 10.211.55.1-10.211.55.254 netmask 255.255.255.0

    Oct/8/12 1:07:52.259 PM prl_naptd[215]: vnic1: DHCP for 10.37.129.1-10.37.129.254 netmask 255.255.255.0

    Oct/8/12 1:07:53.071 PM WindowServer[100]: Created shield window 0x9 for display 0x04273140

    Oct/8/12 1:07:53.113 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[15]: Session 100006 created

    Oct/8/12 1:07:53.163 PM UserEventAgent[231]: cannot find useragent 1102

    Oct/8/12 1:07:53.315 PM hidd[43]: CGSShutdownServerConnections: Detaching application from window server

    Oct/8/12 1:07:53.335 PM airportd[67]: _doAutoJoin: Already associated to “”. Bailing on auto-join.

    Oct/8/12 1:07:53.353 PM loginwindow[39]: Login Window Started Security Agent

    Oct/8/12 1:07:53.531 PM SecurityAgent[239]: This is the first run

    Oct/8/12 1:07:54.022 PM mDNSResponderHelper[240]: do_mDNSInterfaceAdvtIoctl: ioctl call SIOCGIFINFO_IN6 failed - error (22) Invalid argument

    Oct/8/12 1:07:57.168 PM timezoned[248]: bootstrap_look_up failed (44e)

    Oct/8/12 1:08:19.297 PM SecurityAgent[239]: User info context values set for

     

    Sorry if it's a bit long.  I left in many parallels entries as that may be part of the problem.  There were no System Diagnostic Reports.

  • 11. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,270 points)

    Parallels and CiscoVPN may be slowing down the boot a little. It's not unreasonably slow.

  • 12. Re: why is the startup and shutdown much slower than before?
    frederickfromlongmont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, that helps and is good to know.