7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 6:25 AM by judithfromrvc
judithfromrvc Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, Recently my system has been slow to boot up in the morning & slower still to shut down at night.

 

Also my mail program is slow to open. I do have emails archived but my trash is always deleted & I'm trying to keep my "sent" folder not too full

 

Occasionally any programs I'm working in (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc) takes time to process whatever task I'm doing. (This happens maybe once or twice a week, not often)

 

thanks


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,712 points)

    How large is your hard drive and how much hard drive space do you have left?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • judithfromrvc Level 1 (0 points)

    My hard drive is 2 GB and there is 177.53 GB free space (Used: 72.19 GB)

     

    thanks for any advise

  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,712 points)

    judithfromrvc wrote:

     

    My hard drive is 2 GB and there is 177.53 GB free space (Used: 72.19 GB)

     

    thanks for any advise

     

    Does not compute.  Open up a Finder window & post the "available" figure.  Then go to your System Profiler/About This Mac/More Info/Hardware/Serial-ATA-Capacity - post the hard drive size.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • judithfromrvc Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, Here's a copy of all info from my: System Profiler/About This Mac/More Info/Hardware/Serial-ATA-Capacity:

     

    Intel ESB2 AHCI:

     

      Vendor:    Intel

      Product:    ESB2 AHCI

      Link Speed:    3 Gigabit

      Negotiated Link Speed:    3 Gigabit

      Description:    AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

     

    WDC WD2500AAJS-41RYA0:

     

      Capacity:    250.06 GB (250,059,350,016 bytes)

      Model:    WDC WD2500AAJS-41RYA0                  

      Revision:    12.01B02

      Serial Number:         WD-WCA******656

      Native Command Queuing:    Yes

      Queue Depth:    32

      Removable Media:    No

      Detachable Drive:    No

      BSD Name:    disk0

      Medium Type:    Rotational

      Bay Name:    Bay 1

      Partition Map Type:    GPT (GUID Partition Table)

      S.M.A.R.T. status:    Verified

      Volumes:

      Capacity:    209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)

      Writable:    Yes

      BSD Name:    disk0s1

    Macintosh HD:

      Capacity:    249.72 GB (249,715,376,128 bytes)

      Available:    176.64 GB (176,635,330,560 bytes)

      Writable:    Yes

      File System:    Journaled HFS+

      BSD Name:    disk0s2

      Mount Point:    /

     

    Is the bolded text the correct info? Many thanks for any help, J

     

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  • judithfromrvc Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, again,

     

    Opening up a Finder window & going to "Get Info" the posted "available" figure is:

     

    Available: 176.64 GB

     

    Sorry I didn't include that in the previous reply

     

    Thanks

  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,712 points)

    judithfromrvc wrote:

     

    Macintosh HD:

      Capacity:    249.72 GB (249,715,376,128 bytes)

      Available:    176.64 GB (176,635,330,560 bytes)

     

     

    Is the bolded text the correct info? Many thanks for any help, J

     

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    Yes it is.  Thank you very much.  You appear to have adaquate hard drive space available.  Now try the following....

     

     

    Disconnect all peripherals from your computer.

     

    Boot from your install disc & run Repair Disk from the utility menu. To use the Install Mac OS X disc, insert the disc, and restart your computer while holding down the C key as it starts up.

    Select your language.

    Once on the desktop, select Utility in the menu bar.

    Select Disk Utility.

     

    Select the disk or volume in the list of disks and volumes, and then click First Aid.

    Click Repair Disk.

    Restart your computer when done.

     

    Repair permissions after you reach the desktop-http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2963 and restart your computer.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • judithfromrvc Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, Thank you so much for all the info about using "Repair Disk"

     

    I have a few questions before I try this (as you can tell I'm not very confident with doing my own computer repairs).

     

    My questions are:

     

    When you say "disconnect all peripherals" does that include my internet connection?

     

    At the end you say to restart  the computer when the "Repair Disk" is finished.

    After the computer has restarted then I'll go to Apple's website to "Repair permissions after you reach the desktop-http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2963 and restart your computer" — After I've redone my permissions then I'll restart my computer again?

     

    What are the "permissions"?

    Many times there seems to be 1 step that I do not make which can make my problem worst that's why I'm often hesitant about these subjects. Thank you for your patience.

     

    Judith