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Apple Hardware Test OR Disc Utility

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demystifyme Calculating status...
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Jan 16, 2006 11:02 PM
Hello -

My HD is running VERY slowly and continually crashing programmes.

I ran the Apple Hardware Test and my HD passed with flying colours!

But... is this different from Disc Utility?

Are they on the same iBook Software DVD?

Please help - many thanks.
iBook
  • ~JB~ Level 5 Level 5 (4,045 points)
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    Jan 17, 2006 4:40 AM (in response to demystifyme)
    Hi Demystifyme,

    I suggest looking at this previous thread. It is about OnyX and how that can speed up the computer. Disk Utility is not one of my favorites so I don't really recommend it.

    I hope that helps,
    Jon

    PS You can repair permissions and run First Aid through Disk Utility, but I don't really like it.
    G4 1.33Ghz iBook, G4 iMac 1Ghz, G3 500Mhz iBook, Macintosh 128K, eMate..., Mac OS X (10.4.3), Airport EX, Moto Razr, Moto BT headset, SmartDisk 160Gb, Apple BT Mouse, Sight..
  • PB PM Level 4 Level 4 (2,480 points)
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    Jan 17, 2006 3:55 PM (in response to demystifyme)
    Look in the utilities folder under applications, it should be there by default since its installed with every copy of OSX. Then repair permissions, that can help speed things up. Also how much space is left on your hard disk. As it gets full it may slow down a bit as it searches the drive for your data. Also disk utility will be under the utilities menu or the Apple menu (not sure which at this moment) when you are running from the OSX install disc. Also how much RAM do you have, if you have limited RAM and try to run a lot of programs at the same time you might experience slow downs.
    PowerMac G4 Gigabit Ethernet upgraded 1.2Ghz, 120GB HD, 10GB HD, 1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.4), ibook G4 1.42Ghz, 80GB HD, 786 MB RAM
  • ~JB~ Level 5 Level 5 (4,045 points)
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    Jan 17, 2006 4:04 PM (in response to demystifyme)
    Demystifyme,

    OnyX may appear to be frozen, it takes awhile. What makes you think it is frozen? Disk Utility is on the Install disk and it is also on your hard drive in Utilities. I don't suggest using the copy on your hard drive, especially if you don't have 10.4.3 or 10.4.4.

    Jon
    G4 1.33Ghz iBook, G4 iMac 1Ghz, G3 500Mhz iBook, Macintosh 128K, eMate..., Mac OS X (10.4.3), Airport EX, Moto Razr, Moto BT headset, SmartDisk 160Gb, Apple BT Mouse, Sight..

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