1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 20, 2013 11:30 AM by BDAqua
tvanvran Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Repaired permission on Mac Mini running 10.5.8 and updated software. On restart the computer runs painfully slow now. Repaired permissions again and restarted again. Same results. I had forgotten the password and had to change the admin password by starting up from a 10.6 software update DVD. This machine runs Windows XP primarily and it is slow on both platforms.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Canon iR8070 copier
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,665 points)

    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...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7029

     

     

    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 of Activity Monitor, are there a lot of Pageouts?