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My computer is taking forever to start up

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Jun 18, 2013 3:05 PM

I turn on my computer and it takes forever to load up my login screen. And whenver I click on my user name it flashes and resets itself back to the user screen (this all started happening right after I restarted for the new Mountain Lion update).

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • BobbyDigital00 Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)
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    Jun 18, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to fecman94)

    Perhaps you could try this to resolve your issue: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11243

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,825 points)
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    Jun 18, 2013 5:05 PM (in response to fecman94)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party software that loads automatically at startup or login, or by a peripheral device.

     

    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. Note: If FileVault is enabled, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t do this. Ask for further instructions.
       
    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including Wi-Fi on certain iMacs. The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.

     

    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?

     

    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

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