out of the blue , my iBook got slow

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Mindcrime13, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    well like the title says, my iBook was running just fine, and for some reason when i start it up yesterday it took like minute and a half to start up, when it usually starts in a bout less than a minute, and once its up i get the beach ball everytime i do something, is driving me crazy! my ibook, is a g3 800mhz, 640 ram, mac os 10.4.10, what could be wrong with it?? :confused:
     
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    mick4394

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    Could be the beginning of a dying hard drive.
     
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    yippy

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    Dying hard drive you are hard drive is completely full. Backup now!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    i reset the nvram that seems to amke it a bit better
     
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    mick4394

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    Good news. Hope it holds true.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    I agree with everyone to backup your files.

    When computers start to get REALLY REALLY slow, there is a good chance there is a hardware issue beyond the hard drive and they will fail very soon.
     

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