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    Am i paranoid or is it just me?!? (MBP)

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    Am i paranoid or is it just me?!? (MBP)
    Since i bought my MBP about 4 months ago it booted up quickly...now (pass month or so maybe) it feels like its taking longer to boot...basically is this normal or am i just being paranoid (longer as in maybe a minute or less to boot up compared to like 30 seconds when i first got it..)

    PS yesterday for the first time my MBP FROZE. the spinning colorwheel was spinning then suddenly stopped. i freaked out ended up having to hold power button...everything works fine but my other friends never experienced their MBP freeze...

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    Am i paranoid or is it just me?!? (MBP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by azndragon684 View Post
    Since i bought my MBP about 4 months ago it booted up quickly...now (pass month or so maybe) it feels like its taking longer to boot...basically is this normal or am i just being paranoid (longer as in maybe a minute or less to boot up compared to like 30 seconds when i first got it..)

    PS yesterday for the first time my MBP FROZE. the spinning colorwheel was spinning then suddenly stopped. i freaked out ended up having to hold power button...everything works fine but my other friends never experienced their MBP freeze...
    BREATH!!!! alright, what sort of configuration do you have, hd, ram and how much hd space left?

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    Am i paranoid or is it just me?!? (MBP)

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    When's the last time you ran permissions repair in disk utility?
    How cluttered is your desktop?
    How full is your trash?
    How many login items to you have on startup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    When's the last time you ran permissions repair in disk utility?
    How cluttered is your desktop?
    How full is your trash?
    How many login items to you have on startup?
    Exactly all these thing contribute to speed, If your desktop is cluttered make a new folder "desktop stuff" and put everything in it. Empty the trash, delete un needed files, I believe that disk space is one of the keys to a fast computer. I like to have double what i need, if i can,

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    Am i paranoid or is it just me?!? (MBP)

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    and capacity is 249.72GB and available is 170.45GB
    i have nothing on my actual desktop....i dont really have much on here... and i never ran any configuration or utilities...(btw the desktop is like day one i havent dont anything its just the Macintosh HD thing....

    btw i think i have alot in my trash...ill empty it right now....

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    Start here and let us know how you make out:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...eshooting.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    When's the last time you ran permissions repair in disk utility?
    How cluttered is your desktop?
    How full is your trash?
    How many login items to you have on startup?
    what is permissions repair and how do i get to it?!?! thanks a bunch

    so far i deleted caches, deleted some plist, and emptied trash can

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    To get to the permissions repair launch Disk Utility (in Applications/Utilities). Select the hard drive in the pane on the left (make sure you pick the one that is indented). Then click the Repair Permissions button.
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    i repaired the macintosh HD...hope thats right...

    thanks btw

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    You got it
    You should do this once a month or so, or any time you update your OS X, or make any major changes to your system.
    Apple - Downloads - System/Disk Utilities - OnyX is what you should be using, and until you understand what all the features do, just use the basic automation tab once it has finished verifying your disk and checking the smart status.
    Also, while we are on the subject of maintaining your system, you should also keep regular backups on an external HD using time machine (in applications folder).
    Other options for backups are Carbon Copy Cloner - Home or SuperDuper! which will make bootable backups, which means, if your internal HD fails, that you can start your machine from the external HD and use it as normal until you replace the failed internal HD

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    thanks a million

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    Um, even though running Onyx is a good idea from time to time (IF you notice any slow downs), it's not always a good idea to check every option off and automate it. For instance, system cache's and font caches are things your system might need to use often and if deleted will only slow things down the next time your system needs to use them.

    Please read up/research what each of the things Onyx is doing and don't just clear every single thing just because some other people do it. It might not be to your benefit. It might actually make things worse (to start off with).

    A little paranoia is ok, but you have to know where to draw the line and just relax a bit. I had a couple of issues like you do when I started using my first MacBook Pro, and with time came experience and I rarely if ever have those issues. now.

    Please make sure to check for OS updates often and update when possible. I've also found it safer to download large combo updates directly from the Apple website rather than through system updater.

    And as other's here preach:

    BACKUP BEFORE YOU PACK UP. I personally don't back anything up because all of my critical data (music, movies, photos) is stored on external HD's and operates from those places. If anything severe ever happens to my HD or something crashes, I'm not afraid to re-install OS X.

    But that's just ME. It's still backing up though, just in a different way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    until you understand what all the features do, just use the basic automation tab once it has finished verifying your disk and checking the smart status.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    Um, even though running Onyx is a good idea from time to time (IF you notice any slow downs), it's not always a good idea to check every option off and automate it. For instance, system cache's and font caches are things your system might need to use often and if deleted will only slow things down the next time your system needs to use them.

    Please read up/research what each of the things Onyx is doing and don't just clear every single thing just because some other people do it. It might not be to your benefit. It might actually make things worse (to start off with).
    Um Doug, you may notice similarities, and also, the automation tab doesn't have everything checked off, just what is good to run from time to time until you want to be specific about what it is that you want it to do.

    As for slowing down the system, this will only happen the first time you run anything that has been cleaned up anyway, which is not of concern to anyone really, is it?

    I think I was pretty clear in my post!

    I'm not having a dig, other than the "um" at the beginning! LOL

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    Or not to throw confusion into the post .. For the OP if you have a look at MainMenu.
    It runs down the same line as Oynx and i personally think it does a better job and is a lot easier to use than Oynx.
    The link is for the free version, ( i bought the full version as i was so impressed with it ) but once down loaded and you have it set up through Batch Task~configure, check off everything you see EXCEPT Spotlight Reindexing and Remove .DS_Store Files and you cant go wrong.
    The execute batch tasks and sit back and wait..

    Too easy IMO

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    TattooedMac,
    I agree, MainMenu's actually the one I use too (sorry OP).
    I actually only use OnyX when I want to be more thorough.
    The only reason I suggested Onyx was that the default settings of the automation tab meant that there would be less explaining on my behalf.
    Soooo, thanks for adding that, as I shouldn't have been so lazy and should have mentioned it myself!

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