Slower Startup after iWork and Ilife Upgrade

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  1. em_jis

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    I just have upgraded to ilfe and iWork '08 and i noticed that it now took longer to startup my mb...is this normal? :( im using mb 2GHz C2D, 1GB Memory and OSX 10.4.10
     
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    have you tried repairing permissions?
     
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    pardon for this, but what does "repairing permissons" do and how to go about it? thanks.
     
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    go to applications > utilities > disk utility then choose "repair permissions". it's a good-housekeeping thing that's always good to do after a system upgrade or after installing new apps.
     
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    i just tried the "repairing permissions" and did a restart...its still the same - taking longer for the Apple logo to appear on the screen and login request - compared before my upgrade. any other options?
     
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    If you have a CD or DVD inside your superdrive at startup, that could be the cause.
     
  7. maryannemoll

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    How much free space do you have remaining on your hard drive? That could be part of what's causing the slowdown.
     
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    no discs on my super drive and still have abt 46GB free HD space...hope someone can help.
     
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    solved already...my apple technician suggested to press apple-option-P-R (simultaneously) before boot sound, for four times...and it worked!!! my boot/start up is back to normal. thanks also guys for the other tips!
     
  10. hannibal

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    what you've actually done is reset the PRAM. nice to know you've solved your problem.
     
  11. PatrickGaerlan

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    A little OT, but around how often do you restart your MacBook?

    Just asking because you might not be aware that you can just close the lid (or hit the power button and select "Sleep") and put the MacBook to sleep, it's very safe. It's usually the best thing to do so you never have to wait for your Mac to restart. If you need to use your Mac, all you need to do i open the lid and it's ready. The only time it's better to shutdown is if you won't be using it for several days.
     
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    thanks for this advice...i start and shutdown my mac daily (for home use) since i use another laptop in the ofc. But once its on, i always use sleep mode when im away from my desk for a while.
     
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    what exactly does resetting the PRAM do? can i just do this even if i dont have problems and assume it'll fix some problems that i may have but don't know ? hehe
     
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    yeah i wonder also...let's have the experts enlighten us on this...;)
     
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    yeah. and is it safe to do that when there's no need for it? i read somewhere that it could set some of the preferences to default.
     
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    I just installed the same software not too long ago on my macs and experienced the same problem. Then I saw this post and did it myself...oh yes, what an improvement!

    Thanks for sharing this :)

    By the way, (from a not-so-tech-savvy newb)...what is PRAM?
     
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    oops, didn't see the previous post on the same link...sorry!
     
  20. em_jis

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    glad it helped you as well ...;)
     

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