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Slow boot up

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anthonyfromdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 22, 2013 4:13 AM

My boot up times have got longer over time. Can anyone help me speed it up please?


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Mac mini, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,430 points)
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    Dec 22, 2013 7:24 AM (in response to anthonyfromdf)

    It is really not necessary to shutdown your Mac Mini unless you are not going to use it for several days.


    Personally I sleep my Mac's 24-7. I only restart them for updates that require it and only shutdown when away for more than a couple of days.


    There are several reasons that can contribute to longer restart and startup times.


    1. Your HDD is getting full.

    2. Added RAM which takes longer to check.

    3. Startup Items in your Account and Mavericks resume feature.

    iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.8.5), (10.9.1) and beyond
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,160 points)
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    Dec 22, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to anthonyfromdf)

    How long?

  • Barry Wilbraham1 Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
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    Dec 23, 2013 5:27 AM (in response to anthonyfromdf)

    Yes, I think we've all gone through this.  I would recommend that run a utilities programme like Cocktail which hopefully will sort out your issues.  You could try running Disk Utilities first and check that you reset you browers, Google/Safari which may also help. I confirm that it's not necessary to switch off your Mac Mini.  It uses so little power it frankly isn't worth it.  I don't believe this to be a software issue with Mavericks at all.  If anything Mavericks is quicker than Mountain Lion.  You might also think about your RAM, 8Gbs will certainly help thinsg along and it's not that expensive.  


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