465 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2011 5:20 PM by CTS
Use SuperDuper along with what you do now.
Add a Test user account on new clone of your system.
It does sound like corrupt prefs and cache files though as well as the chance of still having a directory or bad sectors.
I am a strong proponent of the SuperDuper plus Disk Warrior for system maintenance.
As for Word/Office, possible but I'll leave that to others.
And of course if you could really have two internal drives, system alone and 2nd for data or full user account so much the better. Newer iMacs can have an SSD and MacSales will add SATA or eSATA controller now ($169, in house) for iMacs.
But if you have FW800 that could do the trick perhaps.
I've tried the safe-mode reboot. It will take a day of real work to see if things are smoother in general, though the problem with Word persists.
How would Super Duper help? It seems to create backups. I already use Carbon Copy in addition to Time Machine, so I'm not sure what that would add. Does Super Duper have disk-repair functions as well?