Mac has great risk for start-up problems. In most of the cases, problem lies in the software and not hardware which is far easier to fix. But the booting failure is major issues all together and comparatively slower boot times and logins are the most common problems.

We are going to discuss these problems here.

During the start ups Mac loads hell lot of codes even before it reaches to the Finder view which are used for seeing. There are also more chances that you will find lots of legacy things of the Mac if you are using Mac from a longer time which also resulted in the slowing down the start ups.

The entirely new systems start really quickly on many modern Mac. In case, when the programs are installed for very long years, the computer has to carry out lots of major disk activities. It analyzes through more startup parts both used and unused ones before it completes booting.

Well, one of the solutions to this kind of problem is to use an uninstaller programs such as AppDelete or AppZapper. These are used to delete unused apps if there is any on your system. This will also delete any library files which are associated with those applications.  You can also put application to trash but this does not mean that the resources can also get away from other places too when it was first installed.

User-installed items are located when you go to Macintosh HD, click on Library and then you will find Startup Items.  These user-installed programs that loads when your Mac boots. Usually, these items are the services which either the applications or the peripherals require to run scanners, printers or any dongle security enablers properly.

It is also possible to delete some items from the folder but you need to be very careful in putting any items to trash which is needed. In case, you are very sure about any resource file that is no longer in use, delete it because it will help you to improve the start up problem.

One can also keep the boot drive clean by transferring large media files or any other large iTunes libraries in to the secondary drives. It will improve the performance of a computer a lot.

Also the slow logins problems are solved in the similar pattern. But only difference is that here those items are situated in the Login Items section under the System Preferences and Accounts.

The installed peripherals such as printers and scanners or any other applications which are allowed to open at the time of log in also appear on the list. These all are loaded by the system at the time of logins which makes the system very slow.

If anyone is running OS X 10.5 and it routinely back up using the Time Machine, it is also possible that it rolls back the system to its pre-updated state by booting from a system disc. This is being done by connecting the backup drive and then choosing the Restore System from the Time Machine. It will be replacing the corrupted system with the working one; however it is one of the last options.

The open firmware, EFI of Intel Mac is not an easy task. On the other side, if it is an OS X systems you can also able to boot right into the UNIX heart of any system. One of the ways to solve the start problems is to bypass the normal startup procedure.
Few handy tips for managing the logins and startup problems:

  • Simply go to your boot drive, go to Macintosh HD, and then start navigation to the Library and click on Startup Items. Here you will find the items which your Mac loads when there is an initial start ups which is also associated to some third party applications. Here you can delete those interface drivers to speed up the booting if you don’t really need them.
  • For Login, go to the System Preferences, click on Accounts and then go to Login Items. You will able to see what is being set to load when you first log in. Usually these are the peripherals such as scanners and printers or gaming devices which are being installed. However you can just remove the log in items if you don’t really need it.
  • For choosing different start up drives, just go to the System Preferences, click the Start up Disk and then choose from the local volumes such as bootable CDs, DVDs or a Boot Camp partition if you can do it.

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