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iBook is slow

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Jan 16, 2006 1:25 PM
I have had my iBook for less than a year. For the last month, I notice that it takes a full three minutes for the laptop to boot up. It used to be lightening fast and it is much slower than my husband's Windows laptop or slower than I remember my old laptop working. Programs run slowly. Such as Safari. When I am using Word, sometimes I type many letters before they appear on the screen. I have a I don't have a lot of "stuff" on it. I use it primarily for Word Processing and Email. I have photos, but I even deleted Garage Band to save space. On Windows, I knew how to check for things that might have been slowing the machine, but here I have no clue. I live near an Apple Store and plan to take it there. So far, I haven't had any help from them on this. They are busy. Any ideas and help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

iBook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.4)   New to Apple: Happy but Clueless
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,335 points)
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    Jan 16, 2006 1:54 PM (in response to Lizz)
    Hi Lizz;

    How much memory do you have?

    How much free disk space do you have?

    Allan
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    PowerMac G5 Quad, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 7800 GT, 6.5 GB RAM, 440 GB, Nikon N80, Nikon D70, Nikon Coolscan 5000ED

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