10 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2013 5:51 PM by GeekBoy.from.Illinois
stanleefrommonterey Level 1 Level 1

Last boot from off took about 11 minutes.  Once booted imac works OK.  This slow down has been in the last month only.  How do I speed up the process?  I have tried repairing permissions, repair disk, and maintenence utility.  These test are very slow and no improvement seen.  I have 3 gb ram.



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by stanleefrommonterey on May 28, 2013 5:58 AM Solved

Thanks for the reply and suggestions.  Instead of running the disk utilities in recovery mode, I ran fsck in single user mode thinking that it would be more powerful.  I did have to force a start, but the results revealed that the HD was acting properly.  I ran repair permissions, and oddly it found nothing.  I am ordering a 2gb memory stick to replace the 1gb stick.  Now I will have a total of 4gb, which is the max for my imac.


At this point I will be waiting for the new ram to arrive.


Thanks for your help.


Reply by rkaufmann87 on May 27, 2013 7:11 PM Helpful

Could be several things, first 3GB is not enough RAM to run Mountain Lion efficiently, your machine should have at least 3GB of RAM. Also  your description sounds like a possible failing HD, before you do anything backup the computer and run Apple Hardware Test in Extended mode 3x.

Reply by stanleefrommonterey on May 28, 2013 6:14 AM Helpful

Thanks.  I thought that 4gb was the max for the 7,1 model (Mid 2007 20").


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