Problem! I allowed system to update software and now...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Greenone, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Greenone macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2005
    and now the computer's dramatically slower at booting up and waiting for all the little icons to appear, etc.

    Was it some kind of virus pretending to be apple offering to upadating software? I'd rather have NON-updated software and have my speed back.

    What to do?!
  2. Oryan macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    I'd try repairing permissions (Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility) and restarting. Hope that speeds things up.
  3. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2005
    That happens to me whenever software update does something big (like a system update to 10.4.3..); My FP imac is a bit sluggish for the first couple of boots (even after a permissions repair) but seems to work itself out after that.
  4. Greenone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2005
    Thank you both - I clicked on disc utility but in the center (on the right section) it says to select a disc, volume or image. From what should I select? In the left section it lists: 93.2 GB ST9
    10021A and then under that (inside that?) it reads: Macintosh HD.

    So what should I select?
  5. Greenone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2005
    Never mind - I clicked on HD and figured it out from there, so now I'll just wait and see if things improve. Thank you very much!
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Select Macintosh HD and then click on repair permissions. To be honest though, I doubt permissions has anything to do with it. Repairing permissions has fixed things for me in the past, but it's not the cure-all that some people seem to think. I actually think what you're seeing is normal. How many times have you restarted since you updated? The first reboot was very slow for me too, but subsequent startups have been fine.
  7. Greenone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2005
    I'm going to try rebooting now. I did it the first time after the "fix" but I was having a conversation and forgot to pay attention to how long it took to reboot. I'll let you know if speed's imroved...
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Most people are finding the reboot after 10.4.3 to be pretty slow so hopefully that's what you're experiencing. It should speed up with a reboot again, if not open Activity Monitor to see if there's a single process using up a lot of CPU or RAM. :)
  9. Greenone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2005
    Hey it seems to be working fine now. Thanks everyone for your advice! I hope it stays this way - I'm happy I can have updated software without suffering with slowness like I thought I was going to have to!
  10. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2005
    In times like these, I like to remind myself (although painful at times) of all the work I have to do to keep my PC running as fast as it did when I first got it. Only then am I able to accept the fact that sometimes I'm forced to momentarily lift a finger to accomplish the same thing on my Mac. :cool:

    Glad everything is going good again. :)

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