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What are the symptoms of a failing hard drive in iMac 10.6.8?

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I have a iMac (Snow Leopard, 10.6.8). Recently I have noticed that files that were sitting on my desktop when I shut down were not available when I started the computer up. They disappeared (It should be noted that this happened only once.). The spinning beachball appears when an application like Photoshop or Quark is started up. I have the maximum amount of GBs: 4.

 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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