2 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 11:53 PM by Hewster2000
Hewster2000 Level 1 (0 points)

I went to a friend's house and tried to use his internet. It said there was a problem with the IP address so I just closed my mac and forgot about it. When I got home the whole thing is ridiculously slow.


Websites take a minute a page to load so it's pretty much unusable.


I can't move files around on the desktop.


I can't copy and paste.


Textedit doesn't do spellcheck.


Several strange things like the above have occured but my major issue is how slow everything is. And if I can't drag files around and make copies, I can't put everything on my data stick and then reboot it.


Any ideas what is going on with it? And any help?



MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Cattus Thraex Level 4 (1,715 points)

    Slowness may be determined by many factors, definitely not because you went to your frind, and came back, it must be a mere coincidence. The first thought is that your disk may be full, how much free disk space is there? (right click on the disk, then Info or command-I). The second possibility is that you installed something incompatible with your system. A thrid cause may be a dying disk. And some other possibilities.

    You must have at least 10 % free disk space for a good run.

  • Hewster2000 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 21GB out of 74GB free. It has been running fine and literally changed within an hour. I didn't install anything just closed it and then opened it later.