White apple logo and status bar on startup


Remko

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Hi all,
im new here and have the following issue
on start up it shows a white apple logo and a status bar.
This was never the case and it appears the mac is slower on startup because of it. (ssd)
How do i fix this?
thanks heaps
Remko
 
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honestone

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Need to know the following:

1. What exact Mac OS are you running? Also, how did you "arrive" at that version? Did you upgrade "in place"?

2. Have you ever done an disk cleanup/maintenance/repairs, from a software perspective? By that I mean have you ever run any disk-related software to help with those tasks? There are some excellent products available (both free and commercial) that can help you with that.

3. This is critical: are you making backups to an external device? If yo are, what software are you using for that?

4. How much free space do you have on the SSD?
 

Remko

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Hi
thanks for reaching out
Apologies for the delayed response. Work has been crazy busy

im not a techie as such and have used my MBP continuously since new ( 2012)
the details :
10.11.6 OS X el capitan. normal apple upgrade

For what it means this is what I found under about this mac:

EFI:

Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)

BSD Name: disk0s1

Content: EFI

Volume UUID: 0E239BC6-F960-3107-89CF-1C97F78BB46B

disk0s2:

Capacity: 499.42 GB (499,418,030,080 bytes)

BSD Name: disk0s2

Content: Apple_CoreStorage

Recovery HD:

Capacity: 650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)

BSD Name: disk0s3

Content: Apple_Boot

Macintosh HD:
Available: 204.42 GB (204,424,384,512 bytes)

Capacity: 499.05 GB


Backups: i havent made backups and done a clean reinstall as im afraid i do something wrong and lose my documents and moreover my photography files

I would try it if i know how to do it well without losing anything ( i have bad experiences with changing phones etc)
 

Remko

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Im not sure what you mean with install in place. there is only one way with mac that i know about.
 
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on start up it shows a white apple logo and a status bar
That is now normal. The status bar did disappear for a while with OSX updates, but it returned 2 or 3 versions back.
 

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