4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2012 10:03 AM by surfart
surfart Level 1 (0 points)

installed a new harddrive wdc blue 320 5400, verified in DU, .  I reinstalled 10.5,

can't see time machine. and now it is so slow that it  rainbow spins for 30 seconds after each click on any window, folder, button, anything.


I've updated,activity monitored, mackeepered. 

my last ditch is migration assistant (now on 30th hours).

to see if a retored orignal system and prefs will see the Time Machine backup, and get back from there.


it will work fine if booted to a usb drive with same system.


if I didn't know better, Disk Utility is lying to me and this is a bad hard drive or somehow incompatible with the dual core intels.


is applejack worth trying, onyx?


I may just hit it with a banana


thanks to anyone with the know how about this.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)