Hello. Pardon any typing errors as I'm forced to write this on my iPhone. I am having many difficulties with my MacBook 3,1, and everything I have tried so far has not worked. I'm hoping the good people in this forum, most of whom are much more technologically savy than I, will be able to help. Let me give some background.
I recently decided to upgrade my 3,1 to 4gb of ram. Worked for a week with no issues. I then upgraded my is to lion. Latest version. Again, no issues. My next step was adding a network drive (seagate go flex home) for time machine. Worked fine. I then upgraded to a western digital sata 500 gb hdd. The installation went well, time machine restored all my files... All was well.
I was using Camtasia (version 1) making a screen capture. When I tried to view the capture after it was exported to QT in QT, it slowed my computer to a crawl. I tried a restart. My computer would not boot. I stated in safe mode. Restarted. No boot. I tried running disk utility to repair. It found some errors, but repaired an all was well for a while.
Again I tried Camtasia and experienced the same issues. I went through the same process again. This time Disk utility found no errors. I was able to start normally the next morning. I avoided using Camtasia all day and everything was fine. I upgraded to Camtasia 2. It crashed upon completing any screen capture. I went back to Camtasia 1, and as I expected same problem. All is well until I try to view a QT video.
I thought maybe Lion was the culprit. I reinstalled 10.6. For some reason it no longer recognized my password, so I had to go in and change it. I opened snow leopard and tried viewing a QT movie. For a few minutes, no issues. Then it all slows down to a crawl. However, my computer is able to restart. Now it seems like i get the beachball spinning at me very often.Right now I am using clamav to scan for malware. Though I am afraid the issue is with the HDD.
Please help! This is very frustrating as you can imagine. I will be happy to provide additional details. Thanks in advance,