Longer boot times.Why is that??

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Yesterday I decided to update quicktime with 6.0.2. I started the painful 19.2 MB download with my modem but half way through it said that it encountered a problem and the installation stopped. I did a restart and I found that my boot time has increased by 4 seconds.For no reason at all... From 54 to 58 seconds. I run the software update again stuck in the same spot. I tried one more time today stuck in the same spot but I run software update immediately after and the installation resumed and in a matter of seconds the installation was complete.... It was half way through and on a 56k modem it's impossible to download 8 or so megabytes in a few seconds. Anyway I do a restart and now the boot time has increased again and now it's at 1:02. What the heck went wrong??? Is there any maintenace utility to see if there's something that doesn't have to do with quicktime? I'm getting really frustrated here.

I use a powerbook667DVI with 512MB of memory and 10.2.1.

Thanks in advance


  • Reply 1 of 3
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    do you care about 8 seconds? <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> maybe it's the moon outside, who knows.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    erbiumerbium Posts: 354member
    If it makes you feel any better, I had my boot time extend all the way up to about 4 minutes!

    Of course I just backed up my data and reformatted the thing.

    Works fine now.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    On start up, hold down the Shift key and see what happens. It might be an additional log in item. Holding down the shift key disables these items. Next, go to /Library/Receipts and delete any Quicktime related items, restart.
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