Downloading Problems/System slower

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jm2005, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. jm2005 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I just installed a new HD 7krpm 60 g Hitachi Travelstar a week ago and was very impressed with the result. Along with it is I a also upgraded the RAM to 768 mb. After dowloading free icons and screensavers from apple mac os x site last night, I noticed that the hard drive seemed nosier and the dreaded beachball appeared again-though only for a short period. Fearing I might be doing something wrong (I am a novice to computers), I readily trashed the things I downloaded. Afterwhich, I can still hear that the HD is producing continous busy sound. When I open my computer today, I notice the HD is producing continous sound.

    Could anyone teach me how to clean up what I installed? I think I am not doing the right thing here. Maybe there is a process I need to do when trashing downloaded items I already copied in the Applications folder. Your help will be much appreciated.

    jm2005
     
  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    Dunno if it'll help, but have you tried repairing permissions? That or using a program called Onyx, running the daily, weekly & monthly 'house cleaning' tasks?

    You could also try opening the Activity Monitor: Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor. It will let you see what processes are running and the memory & CPU time they are using.
     
  3. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    Aug 21, 2004
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    If the noise persists, return the HD to Hitachi for replacement. You should have a warranty on it. I have their 40 gig 5400 Travelstar and it is quiet as a church mouse.
     

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