Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to davidfromyoungwood)
Try using these following apps to keep your macbook in tip top shape. (i use these and trust them).
- Memory Clean (cleans your ram)
- ccleaner ( cleans duplicate files and non usable files and frees much memory )
- iboostup ( in general increases your macbooks preformance )
- Run your macs built in hardrive doctor in the utilities folder.
All of these are free and are on the app store. If your can buy one then phurchase cleanmymac its very excellent at cleaning out your macs memory.
- Hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to davidfromyoungwood)
Can someone give me an idea what I can do to restore my macbook back to the start up speed it used to have? It now takes 3-4 minutes to boot up.
The first thing to do is to Safe Boot the system by holding the Shift key when you hear the startup tone. Once the Safe Boot process starts, you should see a progress bar. Let the system go through the motions of the boot process completely without interruption. After it boots to the login screen, you can reboot the system to get back to normal mode.
If Safe Boot doesn't resolve the problem, try booting to Single-User Mode (Cmd-S at the startup tone). At the command prompt, type 'fsck -fy' and Enter, then wait for it to process the file system check. When it's done, 'reboot' and Enter.
If that doesn't solve the issue for you, you might want to reset your SMC. If you have a removable battery, take it out and disconnect from AC power. Then press the power button for 5 seconds. Replace the battery and connect the mains and away you go away.
If things are still slow, resetting the NVRAM:
- Shut down your Mac.
- Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
- Turn on the computer.
- Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.
- Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
- Release the keys.