iMac slow/unstable since 10.4.8

Discussion in 'iMac' started by boxlight, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. boxlight macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I have a 20" intel iMac. Everything was super fast and nice since I bought it last February.

    I recently "software updated" to 10.4.8 and since then it seems slower, groggy, and Safari crashes regularly.

    Is this a known issue or is it just me? Is there anyway to uninstall 10.4.8? Or, can anyone recommend a utility to help diagnose the problem?

    boxlight
     
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    5 steps:
    1. Reboot.
    2. Repair permissions.
    3. Repair disk (boot from OS X Install Disk 1)
    4. Reset Safari
    5. Tell us if any of those do the trick.
     
  3. boxlight thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks -- how do I "repair permissions"?

    boxlight


     
  4. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Repair Permissions:
    Go to Disk Utility
    Select the disk
    Under first aid click repair permissions
     

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  5. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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  6. boxlight thread starter macrumors member

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    I repaired permissions, it did tonnes of stuff -- mostly related to the flash plugin by the look of the output. :-?

    I'll try it for a couple days and see if things are back to normal before trying anything further.

    By the way, what do you mean "reset safari"?

     
  7. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    In Safari...
     

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  8. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I backed up all my data and reformatted the drive so I could reinstall OS X and update everything except the 10.4.8. I am currently using 10.4.4, stable as hell.
     

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