2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 12:20 AM by iHairen
iHairen Level 1 (0 points)

I made the first backup with my new TimeCapsule on my MacBook Pro and it went succesfully. But after that it took it everytime 30-40 minutes to start up. The apple logo appears, the wheel is spinning and so it does for half an hour and then it switches to Login screen and from then it works just as usual.

It seems as if everything went just like it always does... just about 30 times slower.


I already tried as good as everything that came to my mind and that I could find in several forums and sites.


I verified and repaired the HD, I cleaned the disk so that I would have 400GB free space, I tried everything with Safe Boot and so on. I also made more than one Virus checks with several Softwares. But nothing worked and I'm afraid I'll need to set my MacBook up again. Is there any other way?


Please help me!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,426 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. Select the messages logged after the boot, during the time something abnormal was happening. Copy them (command-C) to the Clipboard. Paste (command-V) into a reply to this message.


    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.


    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 this discussion.

    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.


    Step 2


    Still in Console, look under System Diagnostic Reports for crash or panic logs, and post the entire contents of 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.

  • iHairen Level 1 (0 points)

    So I finally solved the problem by reinstalling OS X Lion.

    Some of my updates such as iTunes and Safari went lost and I had to manually reinstall them too, but at least my problem with the eternally long start up was solved.


    Thanks for your help!