IMac Sluggish

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Inverness, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Inverness macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2005

    My iMac is getting a little sluggish. It was never like that when i bought it a couple of months ago.

    I run disk utility and got the following message but i wasn't allowed to click on the repair button. Can anyone help?? I only have the 512 Ram (I should upgrade) But in the meantime can anyone help? THanks

    Are there any freeware that could be used to clean up My Mac like the PC has?? Thanks

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Illegal name
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    try repairing when booted off the cd/dvd. otherwise get an external drive and backup now.
  3. NightLord macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2005
    I agree, it sounds like your hard drive maybe going belly-up, so I'd make a back up to USB Drive/Firewire etc to avoid data-loss, and maybe if possible take it to the genius bar if theres one near by.

    PS: iMac, not IMac ;P
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    Remember: WARRANTY. You aren't going to pay **** for it if the drive fails.
    MMM warranties.

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