slowing/failing HD?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MXDT, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2004
    My iBook 900mhz G3 has been beach balling for every app recently(and i hear it accesing the HD more often). I ran Xbench and noticed that the HD scores are drastically slower than the last time i ran Xbench a year ago. HD memory score dropped from a 50 to a 39.

    Is this to do with the 10.3.8 update?

    Is this the sign a of a failing/slowing HD? :confused:
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    is your disk almost full after applying the update?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2004
    No its not it has 25 Gigs free out of 40.
  4. macrumors G4

    Jul 17, 2002
    Launch Disk Utilities and run Disk First Aid.

    Get MacJanitor or Onyx and run the cron daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. Also run prebinding.

    Restart your computer in single-user mode by holding down [Apple]- during restart. At the command prompt, type fsck -f for File System Check. When you get back the command prompt, type exit.

    If none of none of this works, then shut down your computer and replace the hard drive.

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