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    May 13, 2011
    Question iMac 27 Booting Problems
    Hi guys,

    I have a 27 inch iMac circa late 2009 which seems to take a considerable time booting. Shutting down is actually quite fast but the initial starting up seems to feel slow, judging by the sound of the hardrive. Also when I first load Firefox, it takes about 30 seconds for the sound to stop, and then I feel the machine is fullly set.

    Upon starting up it takes a good few minutes to fully lose the sound of what can only seem to be the hardrive booting up?

    The problem is that I have at least 98 per cent of CPU idle at most times ,and less than 2gb of Ram Used over the 12gb installed. And about 40 per cent of disk space left.

    So I attach for you guys a list of processes, perhaps someone can explain why the machine feels kinda slow when starting up and loading. After the initial moments of loading it's pretty much okay.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    The only thing I can notice is that quite a bit of virtual memory (swap to hard drive space) is being used although that's not very unusual.

    It's possible your hard drive may be bogging down and might have some problems. Suggest running the S.M.A.R.T. program to see what it says. Download from here: LINK Note that it's a full functional demo which will run for 30 days. Let us know what it tells you. If everything checks OK, we can try something else.

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