Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 12:41 AM (in response to Edward Staines1)
Repair/verify your drives with Disk Utility on your installer DVD.
Run Apple Hardware Test from your 2nd installer DVD. Maybe include the extended memory tests.
You may be able to do these operations from your recovery partition with Lion.
Thanks. I have run Disk Utility and use MacKeeper: both all clear.
Where exactly do I find Apple Hardware Test? Both OSX Leopard and Snow Leopard are single disks. Do I need to use Panther Install Disk 2?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 12:51 AM (in response to Edward Staines1)
Yikes!!! MacKeeper... quick get rid of it, but don't use their uninstaller that'll cause more problems!
Locked up, frozen, stopped working...
Interesting you suggest loading Rember as the last software I was recommneded on here was MacKeeper! But I loaded Rember and no faults were shown.
So, given all the above, can anyone please make a suggestion as what's wrong with my old iMac friend, and should he be sent off to 'Shady Pines' to while away his days?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to Edward Staines1)
Probably not, I didn't see the capacity of your HD noted and how much is currently being used. OS X tends to like a minimum of 10-15% of the HD available. If you are not sure how to check locate the HD in Finder's sidebar, highlight it and type Command I (I as Ivan) and you will see a graphic similar to:
If the HD is the original it also may be failing, in Disk Utilitly look for it's S.M.A.R.T. status. It should indicate Verfified, if it says anything else then it's in trouble.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 7:24 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)
S.M.A.RT. status Verified.
Disk Utility check as below:
Verifying partition map for “WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1A0 Media”
Checking the partition list
Checking for an EFI system partition
Checking the EFI system partition’s size
Checking the EFI system partition’s file system
Checking all HFS data partition loader spaces
Checking Core Storage Physical Volume partitions
The partition map appears to be OK
Verifying volume “xxx”
Checking file systemPerforming live verification.
Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
Checking extents overflow file.
Checking catalog file.
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking catalog hierarchy.
Checking extended attributes file.
Checking volume bitmap.
Checking volume information.
The volume xxx appears to be OK.
Available: 131,29 GB
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to Edward Staines1)
You have plenty of HD space. To check it's health you should run Apple Hardware Test in Extended Mode. If no errors appear after the first pass (30-60 minutes) run it another 2--3 times, AHT doesn't always pick up errors so you should run it multiple times to be sure.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 7:41 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)
That has already been done. If Apple Hardware Test (AHT)locks up when there is nothing attached besides Apple keyboard and mouse, that means there is a hardware issue with the machine that only Apple can look into, except for possible RAM failure*:
RAM failures do not always show up with Rember or AHT, but if they do, they are believable.Mac OS X (10.7.3), * Links may give me compensation