5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2006 4:04 PM by ~JB~
demystifyme Level 4 (1,045 points)
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.

  • ~JB~ Level 5 (4,045 points)
    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,

    PS You can repair permissions and run First Aid through Disk Utility, but I don't really like it.
  • demystifyme Level 4 (1,045 points)
    Thank you - but Onyx (which I have just recently downloaded) won't seem to run on my iBook. It gets stuck on "Verify Permissions" and freezes. Can you tell me where Disk Utility is? I can't find it on the Install DVD1 or 2. But I may be missing something.. I have run Apple Hardware Test - and that showed that my iBook is fine. Somehow i don't believe it though!

    Many thanks..
  • demystifyme Level 4 (1,045 points)
    Thanks but I downloaded Onyx very recently and I can't get it to run - it seems to freeze on "Verify Permissions". Can you please tell me how I run "Disc Utility"? I have looked for it on Install DVDs 1 and 2 but can't find it. Many thanks for your help..
  • PB PM Level 4 (2,480 points)
    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.
  • ~JB~ Level 5 (4,045 points)

    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.