Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 9:28 PM (in response to AndrushkaUS)
If you do a normal reboot or shutdown, the Mac actually restarts all the stuff you left running on it the next time it starts back up. Sounds like you're just leaving stuff open all the time and not properly closing out of stuff. That said, hold down the Option key when you press Shutdown and you'll see it changes the wording from "Shutdown..." to "Shutdown". Do that and the next time it starts back up, it won't autostart all the stuff you left running. Try that and see what you get on the next clean startup.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 9:46 AM (in response to SwankPeRFection)
I'd always restart with that "Reopen windows..." checkbox unchecked. But I tried your suggestion anyway.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to solve the issue. I just got 3.5 minutes of boot time.
Do you think it could depend on the number of times I put it to sleep before I restart?
The only software I have installed is Office 11 and LIghtroom & Photoshop
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 8:57 PM (in response to AndrushkaUS)
No, also the checkbox on the shutdown screen isn't the same as what I'm talking about. That keeps the windows from poping back up, but the programs still seem to launch unless you do the Option+Shutdown or Restart choice. Anyway, unless something is goofed up with your OS, which is possible or there's issues with your hard drive (doubt that since it's practially brand new), you souldn't be seeing this issue. I will say this however. I have a client who's got a brand new iMac and after they installed Creative Cloud on it and a few Adobe programs, restarts tend to take a while for some reason. Go figure...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 9:29 PM (in response to SwankPeRFection)
have you tried Verbose start up? To see what takes so long? CMD V
My SSD needs idle time because of heavy use - I keep it at the login screen once a week while at work...
Could maybe be Trim or Garbage Collection routines that get choked....