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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Long boot time with my MacBook Pro OS X Mountain Lion


The short of it is that I downloaded a fresh, unpatched, version of Mountain Lion from the App Store, installed it, and my boot time went from 8-minutes to under a minute, which is where it was when I bought it around 14-months ago.

The (condensed) longer version is that I spent a few days researching and performing a myriad of trials, tests, and solutions from others who had run into this problem, none of which did my machine any good, with the one exception being the idea of reinstalling OS X.  I’m not sure when the problem started on my machine because I only reboot once or twice a week (I usually just close the lid and let the laptop sleep between sessions) and am usually distracted during the spin time on startup.  When I originally went from Lion to Mountain Lion, I saw no problems with the boot time; for whatever reason, something went wrong on my end since then.

I find Apple products to be far less trouble than MS Windows systems, but I would not feel comfortable using the term “trouble free.”  IMHO, Apple is the best thing at this moment in time.


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