1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 7, 2010 2:45 PM by Lyssa
hrichard34 Level 1 (0 points)
I've recently been having some issues with my Macbook. It has been running very slow, even after restarting. I've only been running a few programs (Safari, Word, Finder) and have been watching memory/CPU usage in Activity Monitor, but haven't noticed anything too out of the ordinary

How large is your hard drive & how much space is free?
Hard drive is 206.88GB, with 41.68GB free.

How much RAM in this computer?

In what way(s) is it slow? Do applications open slowly? Do they lock up?
Applications have been locking up, frequently get a pinwheel when switching between programs (Safari to Word or to Finder). Has been unresponsive/delayed.

This is a recent problem and I just updated my system within the last few days. Is there anyway to restore my computer to before the last update? Seems similar to http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=11335359#11335359


Macbook (Black), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 ghz Intel Core Duo, 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Lyssa Level 6 (17,780 points)
    Few suggestions:

    Try working in Safe Mode by holding the Shift key while booting. This may take a few minutes, so be patient! Does the computer work any better in Safe Mode?

    If you have your install discs, insert Install Disc 1 and restart the computer with the C key held down. Once the Installer has loaded, choose a language, then click the Utilities menu. Choose *Disk Utility*.

    In the left-hand pane of the Disk Utility window, click on *Macintosh HD*. Click the *repair disk* button.

    Report any errors that cannot be repaired.