iPhoto 9 plus all photos in finder are making constant fast beep sounds, flashing & frozen. What happened
Currently Being ModeratedRe: iPhoto 9 plus all photos in finder are making constant fast beep sounds, flashing & frozen. What happenedFeb 16, 2013 12:18 AM (in response to carole-mac)
Running with a very full HD is very, very bad.
OS X needs about 10 gigs of hard drive space for normal OS operations - things like virtual memory, temporary files and so on. Without this space your Mac will slow down as the OS hunts for space on the disk, files will be fragmented, also slowing things down, apps will crash and the risk of data corruption - that is damage to your files, photos, music - increases exponentially.
Then, frankly, telling us you deleted "numerous file" but don't know what you deleted, really means that we can't help.
It's very likely that your Library is damaged from being run on an overfull disk. But you'll need at least as muh disk space again for repair it.
So, you need to get an external HD or two, move some data off that machine to make room. You may also need to reinstall your OS as you're not sure what you have deleted. After you've got your Os working you can try fix iPhoto.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: iPhoto 9 plus all photos in finder are making constant fast beep sounds, flashing & frozen. What happenedFeb 16, 2013 11:48 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks so much Terence. Sounds like I really screwed up. Before the problems started, I arranged a view of my HD by size and tried to delete duplicate and unnecesssary videos, documents, photos, saved web pages, power point and keynote presentations, then restarted the computer in PRAM to achieve that 10% free space. I now do have 10% fre space, but I also have all these problems.
I'm afraid I might have accidentally deleted something else - something critical. The problems started right after I freed the space.
I'm taking the computer to the Apple store today. Looks like everything is backed up to my external drive through Time Machine. I'm concerned about iPhoto, though. I'm still using the 09 version and, from what I'm seeing on the forums, it can be tricky to backup and restore.