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Thread: Speeding up boot times - EFI

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    CarFrontEnd Creator iamgnat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
    Does bootcamp have any effect on the boot time
    You're running Windows? If that is the case, then fsck won't be your issue. Based on your later post though, it sounds like Windows is doing something similar during the boot process.

    Hope clean shutdowns are all you need to do.

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    Booting directly into Windows via Bootcamp will ALWAYS take longer at the "white" screen than when booting into OS X. It's a lot more efficient to boot into OS X because... well Macs are optimized to do that.

    If it's still slow to boot when booting into OS X - meaning sitting at the white screen before the grey Apple comes up, then it is something to do with hardware/firmware. Try resetting your PRAM if you haven't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamgnat View Post
    Hope clean shutdowns are all you need to do.
    Clean shutdowns seem to do the trick, I'm right around 10 seconds now after 5 boots since yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by TTeuer View Post
    Try resetting your PRAM if you haven't.
    In case I ever need to do that, what's involved?

    I would assume it's similar to resetting bios on a windows box. (Pulling the CMOS battery)

    Edit: I found it, I have a handy Mac Mini Guide that I found a while back.

    In case anyone else that doesn't know how to do the reset is interested here's the procedure:
    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need
    to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
    3. Turn on the computer.
    4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination
    before the gray screen appears.
    5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the
    second time.
    6. Release the keys.
    7. Your computer's PRAM and the NVRAM are reset to the default values. The clock
    settings may be reset to a default date on some models.

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