Applications Won't Run, Macbook Very Slow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nicolebulos, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. nicolebulos macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Since a few days ago my computer is suddenly very slow. Programs will take too long to open or will bounce in the dock but then stay closed. Whenever I open a program where you can write (safari, word etc) the typing cursor takes a long time to appear and if I typed something in I have to wait a while for it to show. I've had to restart twice for things to work "normally". Also, if I double click a folder, it takes around 3 to 4 seconds to open. If I move a window too fast or switch windows, the screen will look like the tv gets when there is no signal (static) for like a second (the transition is faulty).

    My macbook is new, it has a 2.4 intel core 2 duo processor, 4 GB/667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM and 166.49 GB still available.

    I tried the activity monitor thing to see if an app was taking up too much, but all seems normal there. Help please! :confused:
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Try repairing permissions thru Disk Utility, then do a restart.
     
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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  4. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    What did you do "a few days ago"? Install any new programs? Hardware changes? Network changes?
     
  5. Toby Goodbar macrumors 6502

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    how much hard disk space is left? you need AT LEAST 10%. i had had same problems in the past and thats what it was.
     

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