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I have a 2.53GHz i5 mid-2010 Macbook Pro with 4Gb RAM and a 500Gb WD Caviar black hard drive. It's running 10.6.7.

When I turn it on, it takes approx 30 seconds from the screen turning grey to the apple logo appearing, then another minute to get to the log in prompt. Reading how quickly other peoples system boots, this seem rather slow to me?

Once booted though, it runs fine. Any suggestions on how to speed up the boot time?
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Try these in this order and see what happens after each.

System Preferences - Startup and select your OS X partition. This one cut 30 seconds from my boot time after my last clone to a new drive.

Open up System Preferences - Accounts and remove any extraneous startup items.

Disconnect any external drives attached to it.

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In addition to what bobtomay recommended, try a PRAM - NVRAM reset.
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