slowing/failing HD?

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

  1. macrumors member

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    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

    Santaduck

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    Honolulu
    #2
    is your disk almost full after applying the update?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Oct 19, 2004
    #3
    No its not it has 25 Gigs free out of 40.
     
  4. macrumors G4

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    #4
    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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