How do I decrease the start up and shut down time?

Processing pin wheel becoming more prevelant an time for start up and shut down is increasing.

Start by using this utility that is already on your Mac:
Using Activity Monitor to read System Memory and determine how much RAM is being used
What Mac OS X are you using?
How much Green in the pie chart? How much Blue?
How many pageOuts since last startup?

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     Download & Save the latest Audio driver from your support page.Go into Control Panel,Programs & Features- Uninstall IDT software.Restart the laptop. After Windows loads, install IDT audio using the downloaded file.
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    Reset the PRAM
    If the problem persists try reformatting the hard drive, and reinstalling OSX
    Here's a link for reformatting and reinstalling:
    If you need disks, call 1-800-MY-APPLE.
    Good Luck!

  • Xcode causing slow start up and shut down times

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    clc0608 wrote:
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    I have Xcode installed on my Mac but haven't noticed that it affects startup or shutdown times. Perhaps that's because I've had Xcode installed for a long time.
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    Enable guest logins* and log in as Guest. Don't use the Safari-only “Guest User” login created by “Find My Mac.”
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    I hope someone can help me out on this one. Not sure if I am posting the
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    Marcus Breiden
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  • G4 MDD FW800 starts up and shuts down after several seconds

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  • SL takes longer time to start up and shut down after "IceClean".

    After "IceClean" (both maintenance and cleanup), SL seems (obviously) to take longer time to start up and shut down.
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  • Slow to start up and shut down

    I have updated MacBook Pro from 2.16 GHz with OS 10.4.11.
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    I see the gray screen forever till finally see my desktop. It happens even I installed the OS on a cleaned HD.
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    22 sec startup
    Definitely an improvement over our old IBM AS/400 mainframe that once took six (6) hours to start up after a bad shutdown....

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