3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 5:02 PM by BDAqua
rkknollmueller Level 1 Level 1

My computer has recently been so slow that it takes 10 minutes to come up and then freezes so I have to begin again. My system is Mac OSX 10.5.8. What is the cause and how can I remedy this problem?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hello, see how many of these you can answer...


    See if the Disk is issuing any S.M.A.R.T errors in Disk Utility...





    Open Activity Monitor in Applications>Utilities, select All Processes & sort on CPU%, any indications there?


    How much RAM & free space do you have also, click on the Memory & Disk Usage Tabs.


    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.


    In the Memory tab, are there a lot of Pageouts?


  • rkknollmueller Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your ideas but I could not even find the screen illustrated above for CPU--pageouts etc. I found Activity Monito on a screen listing many items from A to Z  but nothing opened. It only showed when the program was set up. What do I do now?

    Oh, dear,


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hi Ruth, did you click on the System Memory tab shown above?