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I have macbook pro 15.4 2011 (Core i7, 4gb, 500HDD), Lion is running on it. The annoying thing is that the boot time is too much, it takes roughly 70 to 120 seconds for machine to boot and display login screen :(

I have removed all programs from Login items.

Any way I can fix this issue?

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Try a PRAM Reset

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press and hold the ++P+R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
  3. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
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You could press +v (verbose boot) at startup. No Apple logo will appear, but the screen will turn black and print a lot of text as it boots up. (As soon as the OS has booted, it will go into graphics mode, don't worry.)

Whenever an action takes very long and it prints some message (either in progress or afterwards), write it down or take a photo of the screen. You can then google for this problem.

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