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  • thephuture316 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I was having the same problem after I upgraded my 17" MacBook Pro. It would take about 20 seconds to start up tiger but over two min in leopard. I tried checking the startup disk selected, verified and repaired the os x partition with the disk utilty on the leopard install disk and that did not work. I deleted the Vista partition and did a full erase and install. The first couple of start ups saw marginal increases in speed but after about five or so I got from the apple logo and chime to a fully functional desktop in about 30 seconds. It was a pain but worth it. I wonder was wondering if all of you have a bootcamp partition? Anyways it fixed the problem and I have since reinstalled Vista with no problems.
  • Alastorspirit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I HAD to erase and install when conflicts with Leopard literally ate my applications and information (I watched them disappear from the screen before my eyes - poof! gone). I nuked all three RAID drives from Disk Utility (since Leopard would not cooperate with the option that it claimed was there of nuking them for me).

    I got a new and different screen several hours ago, after many successful boot-ups with Leopard. That screen showed a question mark in the middle of a box on a gray screen. I decided after the third time of rebooting and getting the same thing, that I would just let it go for a long time and see what happened. It ended up resolving to show Finder in that little box in the center, and then FINALLY, it put the system into true log-in mode (btw, my cursor did not work at all during that time - annoying).

    The error I received after that may or may not shed some possible light on what could have happened. I updated Symantec (Norton) Internet Security for Mac right before that (not realizing that most of the features are still unsupported - grrr!). I was able to load the AV portions after doing a manual update, and after the attempts at getting some protection going, I got an error message saying that some of the recent installations may be causing conflicts.

    The system has been vastly slower to boot up since installing Leopard, period. But once I tried to update the Norton AV, that was when I got the bizarre start-up screen. It took approximately 20 minutes to run to get past that screen then. Since that though, I've logged back in successfully. On another interesting note, it seems that the HD I end up logging into isn't always the one I've clicked on the Start-up Disk. Hey, it's an adventure at this point LOL.
  • jricardooliveira Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. I was used to start up my Imac in 30 seconds and now this just looks like XP. This is totally degrading performance. The problem is not memory.. It's only bad bad performance of Leopard at startup. Apple is starting to be less comprehensive about users performance usability.

  • Andy_M Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    same here. It's really fast (like Tiger) BUT only until the Blue Screen appears. Takes really much longer till desktop is useable than in Tiger!
    And the blue screen doesn't look very nice by the way- looks like Leo crashed
    I checked all the logs but didn't find any Problems! Did anyone reinstall and fixed the slow boot?
    I also read in other forums that it's faster on G4 but slower on C2D's!
    Perhaps 10.5.1 will help??
  • GH Level 2 Level 2 (390 points)
    I installed on my g4 1.42Gh iBook after running Diskwarrior on Tiger and repairing permissions. The system runs like a slug:
    I just did a restart and it took 5 minute and 10 seconds before it was fully booted. Also, repair permissions takes close to 10 minutes to complete.

    I am totally unimpressed to date!

  • GH Level 2 Level 2 (390 points)
    I called Apple and they had me do two things:

    1. in home directory/library/cache...put this folder in trash and then reboot and then empty the trash

    2. reset the pram, begin to restart and when the screen goes black just before is restart, press apple/option/P/R all together, wait for the machine to bong twice and let go.

    This helped the startup time and the generally speed of the system

  • AnaheimDuck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can say this totally helped me. Before, mine was sluggish at boot up and even the Apple Chime did not sound when I started up. Now, the chime is back and so is most of the speed in the boot up process. Good find.
  • LadyFox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm glad i found this. I'm having the same slow boot up issue since upgrading to Leopard. I had so issues with Tiger at all.

    I also have another issue that i assume is related and wondered if others had experienced the same? I have a Macbook at home that i use lightly most days. Normally i just put it into sleep inbetween uses as this has been fine for Tiger but with Leopard i find that it is sluggish and unresponsive on wake-up. Sometimes i have to force a reboot when all i get is the beachball. Anyone have similar?
  • Ed Davies Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Same problem here. When I first installed leopard (upgrade) the startup time was ridiculous on my MBP compared to Tiger, but after several boots, the time slowly started to decrease, and now is about 10 seconds longer than it used to be on Tiger, which I suppose is tolerable, but it would be nice to get those seconds back!

    I completely agree that the desktop takes much longer to become useable in Leopard, too, but the time it takes to wake from sleep is like a flash for me, though I experienced my first black screen - beach ball crash today and was forced into a hard shutdown.

    I hope things get sorted out soon!
  • Ed Davies Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    This sped up my desktop load time. It didn't appear to effect the wait pre-logon screen, but it's knocked a good 5 - 10 seconds off my boot, so thanks!
  • tidytrev Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    add me to the list, iv only just noticed it tbh so i dont know if its been happening since i intalled.
    the startup in tiger used to be so slick and fast, now its slow and my desktop just gets spewed up onto the screen
  • David Nobel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Condolences to all with boot time problems, but my experience is the opposite: significantly faster boot time and operating speeds for virtually everything running in Leopard as compared to 10.4.10 and 10.4.11. Nevertheless, I am retreating back to Tiger because of compatibility issues with key third-party apps. I will sorely miss the improved speed and interface improvements, though.
  • shuether Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had some really slow boot issues, after the blue screen came up, it sat for about 60 seconds before i saw the desktop. At work we have Active Directory running and when i did the unbind from that, my boot time dropped from about 2:06 to about 0:40... yet again windows crap slowin me down!!
  • keyriest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've got a 4 year old 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 tower and whoa is there a startup problem!

    Literally takes 8-11 minutes (MINUTES!) to boot, and sounds like the fan is going into hyper speed.

    Was no problem before I installed Leopard. Just did the update to 10.5.1, no improvement.
  • powernet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    seems to be worst after 10.5.0 to 10.5.1 update. Long time at the grey screen (without apple logo). My machine had an upgrade from 10.4.10 to leopard and after to 10.5.1.

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