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Why would my MBP Login Boot-up slow down?

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Feb 6, 2013 6:03 PM

Hi friends,

 

I have noticed that the login of my 2011 MBP is beginning to take longer and longer. The boot chord sounds right away, then its 32-34 seconds of the gray screen with the apple and the spinning wheel, and lately it's been going to a blue screen for 10-15 seconds before going to my desktop picture, which then takes about the same amount of time if not longer for the desktop items and everything else to load. I've done all the apple software updates, I've looked at the list of login start-ups that I have and removed the unnecessary ones. I've checked the HD using Disk Utility and the SMART status is fine, I used CCleaner to try to clean up some things, and while that gave me more HD space, it didn't help with the speed of the login. Can anyone help me?

 

Thank you for your time!

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,235 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 6:07 PM (in response to mhazuka)

    It is very difficult to offer troubleshooting suggestions when the "os version" you are using is unknown as each os has their own troubleshooting solutions.

     

     

    How large is your hard drive and how much hard drive space do you have left?

     

    Is your ram maxed out?

     

    Have you repaired permissions and restarted your computer?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,235 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 6:29 PM (in response to mhazuka)

    My HD is 320 GB, I have 17.68 GB available.

     

    You are running out of hard drive space.  You should never let your hard drive get to where you have only 10-15% of space left.

     

     

     

    Have you emptied your trash?

     

    Seven ways to free up drive space Where did my  Disk Space  go?

     

    Slimming your hard drive

     

    Seven ways to free up drive space

     

    OmniDiskSweeper is a free utility that checks HD space.

     

    FreeSpace# cost $1 or is a free utility that checks HD space.

     

    SpaceControl is a free utility that checks HD space.

     

    FreeSpace cost $.99 - FreeSpace shows you how much space is available on all local, connected, and network drives with a single click.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,235 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 7:20 PM (in response to mhazuka)

    If I got more HD space, would that really speed up the login time?

    Yes as well as purchasing a larger hard drive and burning your larger files onto discs.

     

     

    This might be a silly question but if you are basically running the computer on empty, is that very bad for the computer?

    Yes.  Eventually you will not be able to turn it on because you will have not have enough room - storage space to run the os.  Much less your software.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,235 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 7:26 PM (in response to mhazuka)

    mhazuka wrote:

     

    If you click on the pic it gives you a really good view of it....I don't know if it is helpful or not...?

     

    The first 5 items you need to burn onto a disc until your purchase a larger hard drive.

     

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  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,235 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 8:12 PM (in response to mhazuka)

    So you think that if I move those 5 things to the External HD that the computer will a) be in the "safe zone" as far as having available HD space and b) not be so sluggish in the boot up?

    Most definitely!!!!  You'll free up 200+GB of space!  You should also do the following -

    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.

    If you have diskwarrior, run that to.

     

     

    The only thing with moving the iTunes music is then I won't have access to the music, then...right? I don't have the External HD connected to my computer all the time...

    You can burn your music onto a dvd or an iPod if you have one or move it to a free online storage service.  Check with your isp for starters to see if they offer free storage space for their customers.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,235 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 9:17 PM (in response to mhazuka)

    Ok.  You didn't say that you ran it from your install disc.  However, you did wanted to know how to repair permissions which I did provided a link with instructions.  Have you done that yet?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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