My Mac has Filevault from quite some time ago. Just now, I restarted it and went into recovery mode using cmd+R.

From there, I select Startup Disk from the menu, unlocked, and clicked restart.

After that, it restarted to the login screen and the computer started lagging really terribly at the startup screen. Even when I make furthur restarts by clicking on the Restart button at the login screen, the lag does not go away.

Does anyone know what is causing the lag?

(The lag went away when I clicked shutdown and turned on the computer.)

1 Answer 1


did you check for disk errors in Disk Utility? Verify the disk, and repair if it finds anything.

If this is a sudden change, you could have either:

  • a full disk
  • a failing drive
  • corruption
  • Do you mean the live diskutility or the startup one? Also, are you referring to disk0 (the mac disk) or disk1 (the virtual disk holding BIOS)?
    – Pacerier
    Jan 3, 2018 at 22:31
  • the startup version (R)... you can't do repairs to a disk thatyou're booted from.. additionally, IF the hardware has issues (which is quite likely to be the case), booting from that drive at all is not recommended.d. you reallly need to get another drive to boot from, do a data recovery, then figure out if the issue is hardware or software. Jan 13, 2018 at 14:34

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