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    Option Key Windows BOOT time

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    Option Key Windows BOOT time
    How many seconds does it takes when you press Option key to launch Windows bootcamp?

    I mean, when I want to launch Win it takes around 30 or 40 seconds in order both HDD appears to choose from. And a couple of times it took much less, but now I have to wait around 35 seconds, why? is it normal to wait too long?

    I press OPTION key just after I hear the chime sound, is there any tip in order not to spend too much time to choose WIN HHD?

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    Option Key Windows BOOT time
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    Those times are very close to normal. I use rEFIt to selectively boot between Snow Leopard and Windows 7 and it also takes some time for both HD icon displays to appear on the screen. Just be patient, after all, how many times a day do you boot between OS X and Windows?

    Regards.

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    Option Key Windows BOOT time

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Those times are very close to normal. I use rEFIt to selectively boot between Snow Leopard and Windows 7 and it also takes some time for both HD icon displays to appear on the screen. Just be patient, after all, how many times a day do you boot between OS X and Windows?

    Regards.
    Thanks you are right, I shouldn't be impatient, but due a couple of times they appeared very fast (I think I moved the mouse or something like that) I just wanted to know if there was a tip to make it faster, if so it will be very welcome.

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    Option Key Windows BOOT time

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    If the blank white screen before rEFIt or the Option boot screen is longer than it used to be try holding down Opt+Command+P+R while turning the machine on until it has chimed at least twice, this will reset the PRAM and usually resets this delay back to a very short amount.

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