iMac G5 slow working

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    j@yri¢hi£

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    Today I imported a iCal file onto my iMac off of my iBook, well while i was working in iCal, my iMac slowed down, so i restarted it and when it starts up everything runs slow if i open something it will take atleast 2 minutes to open up and for it to run properly it would take more down time.
     
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    run activity monitor to see whats hogging all your CPU
     
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    j@yri¢hi£

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    negative, it didn't show anything out of the normal...everything was running at a low % and it still ran slow
     
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    liketom

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    how old is your iBook maybe your HDD is dying ?
     
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    I have a feeling that one of those files is corrupt. If you're running 10.4.3, then go to Disk Utility>Your Disk>Verify Disk. If the disk verifies OK then repair permissions.
     
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    j@yri¢hi£

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    i'm running an iMac G5

    and i tried the Disk Utility and that didn't work either i repaired the disk and the permissions and i quit out of that when it started up i could run maybe one application and then it would freeze up shortly and everytime i would try to do anything it owuld continue to freeze up
     
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    Update prebindings ....

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93984

    This has the method, even though it says for a single app.
     
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    You can't run Disk First Aid in Disk Utilities off the boot drive.

    Must be run off the DVD -- since it won't fix drives with open files, and OS X is a lot of open files when running.

    Alternatively holding Command-S during boot and following the directions on the screen for 'fsck' is another method of repairing the drive. Type 'reboot' to restart the machine.

    Neither of these is a one pass fix, keep running it until there are no errors, or the same ones keep popping up and aren't fixed.

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    Update Permission in Disk Utilities must be run off the HD, since it requires the packages on the HD. Running it off the DVD makes use of the wrong files.
     

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