What's up with my Macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WhoAteMyApple?, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. WhoAteMyApple? macrumors newbie

    WhoAteMyApple?

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    Okay, I've had my macbook for several months now, and I love the whole Mac experience, but lately my macbook has had a ton of issues...

    Mainly the applications freeze up or I can't quit out of them, even with force quit. Occasionally they will even refuse to open. (Very frustrating when you have a ton of homework to do) Safari does this A LOT.

    A mesage pops up every five seconds in Safari asking me for a login password which I have no knowledge of ever creating.

    The OS will shut down randomly if my Macbook is sleeping.


    And that's it. Okay, not exactly a ton, I know, but still angering all the same.

    Any suggestions? I'm worried I'm going to have to get a bigger hard drive (I have the very basic model), but those cost a lot. =[:confused: :confused:
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How much free space do you have? If you create a new user account in System Preferences, does it happen there too? :)
     
  3. WhoAteMyApple? thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Open a new Finder window and it should say how much space is available at the bottom. :)
     
  5. WhoAteMyApple? thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    Yes...700mb is too little. Try to free up more space to at least 5 gb and above.
     
  7. WhoAteMyApple? thread starter macrumors newbie

    WhoAteMyApple?

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    ugggg I hate deleting files for some reason....

    but thanks for the help.
     
  8. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

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    how the hell can you only have 700 mb left?
    and how big is the hard drive?
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Ahhhhh! Even 5GB probably isn't enough. OSX really needs about 8GB of free space. Oh well, at least we know what your problem is. :)
     

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