14 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 9:13 PM by CMCSK
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I am having problems with my macbook pro being extremely slow. When I restart, it stays on the grey start up screen for about 5 minutes and then I'm finally able to log on. I check the pie under activity monitor and there's plenty of space.  As soon as I start using the internet things come to a halt with the spinning ball and I check my pie again and it's completly full.  I went to disc utility and clicked on utilities and then went to repair disc permissions and a whole bunch of stuff came up.  The problem returns no matter what I do.  But really, despite reading the forums I can't figure out what I'm even looking for and how to repair things.  Here are my specs:


I'm running snow leopard


MacBook Pro
Model Identifier:     MacBookPro8,3
Processor Name:     Intel Core i7
Processor Speed:     2.3 GHz
Number of Processors:     1
Total Number of Cores:     4
L2 Cache (per Core):     256 KB
L3 Cache:     8 MB
Memory:     4 GB


Mac OS X
Version 10.6.8


Any help would be most appreciated!

MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)