I have a Mac Mini Server (mid 2011) and I have used bootcamp to dual boot a 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate OS. When I had originally set up dual boot system when I hit option on the keyboard it only took 5-10 seconds for the different hard drives to show up. It started to take over a minute of me holding the option key to show the different partitions so I decided to download rEFIt, hoping it would speed up the process or at least not force me to hold option the entire time.
What is the normal time after a restart it should take rEFIt to load and allow me to chose my OS? Is there anyway to speed up the process or is over a minute a normal time to show rEFIt (doesn't include the OS bootup time)?
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:23 AM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:56 AM
rEFIt will not help to solve the problem and <1min is not the good time. IMO the HDD is to blame. Try checking it for errors/bad sectors (both with Disk Utility and disk manufacturer provided tools).
Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:05 AM
Posted 30 November 2011 - 03:35 AM
I had a USB attached them seemed to be slowing down the boot process.
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