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    Mac OS slow boot up
    Hello,

    I am new here and would like to say hello

    I have a new iMac (2011) upgraded to lion. I performed the safari update yesterday. It asked me to reboot so I said ok. Upon reboot I saw the apple screen then the pinwheel for about 5 mins. Then I see the unix commands in the background telling me to hard reboot. So I do that now my iMac takes 5 mins to boot. After boot everything is fine. I have reset pram, verified permissions, verified the disk and all good. I get this in verbose mode

    Running fsck on the boot volume
    **/dev/rdisk0s2 (no write)
    **root file system

    Executing fsck_hfs (version diskdev_cmds-540~34)

    Hfs removed 0 orphaned/unlinked files and 6 directories.

    That is where it sits for about 4-5 mins then boots


    please any other ideas, otherwise apple care it is for $150.

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    Try booting off of the recovery partition and verifying/repairing the hard drive.
    mike
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    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Member Since
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    Not to sound dumb or naive but 1. how?? and 2. Will I loose any of my items on my hard drive? I am VERY new to mac Bought in June... I did go thru disk utility and verify the HDD...

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    Imac 27", 3.3GHz, 512 flash storage, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra.
    Also go into System Preferences > Startup Disk and make sure your boot drive is selected by clicking once.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    I only have the internal drive showing in that screen and it is selected

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    Downloaded onyx and now the **** thing will not boot up at all.
    I guess apple care it may be.

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    Ok so before I tried apple care I did a network restore off my time capsule and back dated it 2 weeks and bingo. I did the safari and iTunes updates rebooted and it is the way it is supposed to be. I honestly forgot about the TC. I don't know why onyx cleaning disrupted to the point it would not boot but oh we'll all is good. Thanks for the help

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