Note the time when you power on the machine and note the time at various stages of startup - login window, desktop appearing, etc.
Then look at the startup log after the system is booted/responsive (/var/log/system.log). All the messages there should be timestamped and there may be something relevant that stands out. That long a delay implies network to me, but the logs should show more detail.
thanks for your reply:
here is what I found:
("/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/MacO S/GoogleSoftwareUpdateDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
seems this is a continuous response, over and over and over without end. still goes on after up and running.
Should I delete all things google?
this is really getting crazy: I finally deleted everything google and now I get:
Jan 15 15:40:38 AppleLeo [0x0-0x11011].com.apple.Safari: 2013-01-15 15:40:38.777 PluginProcess[218:903] Cannot find function pointer NewPlugIn for factory C5A4CE5B-0BB8-11D8-9D75-0003939615B6 in CFBundle/CFPlugIn 0x112701770 </Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/DVCPROHDAudio.plugin> (bundle, not loaded)
over and over and over and over
this is really getting crazy AGAIN: I finally deleted everything Audio and now I get:
launchd.peruser.501 (com.epson.epw.agent): posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter/EPW/IJEPWAgent.app/Contents/ MacOS/IJEPWAgent", ...): No such file or directory
Jan 15 20:30:22 AppleLeo com.apple.launchd.peruser.501 (com.epson.epw.agent): Exited with exit code: 1
Jan 15 20:30:22 AppleLeo com.apple.launchd.peruser.501 (com.epson.epw.agent): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
its like a vicious cycle; fix one and something else cycles. is this normal or do I have a bug?
anybody out there??
apple id number 11 wrote:
Start up is OK, but unable to click on anything for at least 2-3 minutes before any response.
How large is your hard drive and how much hard drive space do you have left?
I've tried a pram but cant get it to chime; it just starts up.
Disconnect the power cord and hold down the Power button for 5 seconds, then reconnect the power adapter and press the Power Button to turn on the computer. You can also try -
Other things you can try -
Disconnect all peripherals from your computer.
Boot from your install disc & run Repair Disk from the utility menu. To use the Install Mac OS X disc, insert the disc, and restart your computer while holding down the C key as it starts up.
Select your language.
Once on the desktop, select Utility in the menu bar.
Select Disk Utility.
Select the disk or volume in the list of disks and volumes, and then click First Aid.
Click Repair Disk.
Restart your computer when done.
Repair permissions after you reach the desktop-http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2963 and restart your computer.