boot takes more than 10 minutes
Computer takes 12-14 minutes to boot. I have gone to forums and have tried the following: took out all start-up items other than finder; cleared desktop and put most items into other finder folders; made sure all dock items are not set to load on start up; booted in safe mode; booted in verbose mode and wrote down where hangups seem to occur but don't know what to do about them; booted in a test account; disconnected all peripherals except keyboard and mouse; tried to get rid of all programs that are no longer functional (might have missed some). No matter what I have tried the fastest it has booted has been 12 minutes. I usually leave my computer on and in sleep mode but at times it is necessary to boot it. I am hoping there are other options than a full system restore.
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