I have 2 g5 towers that when started at the same time one boots in say 30 sec and the other boots in 2 min. these are the same models, same software version. same ram. same every thing as I can see. I have gone through the System Preferences screens and all match
There must be something in Start Up that the Mac is busy with. Go to the Users & Groups pane in System Preferences and click the Login Items tab, you can remove anything that shouldn't be there by selecting it and tapping the [-]
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