Crashes, Slow Internet and app problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AndyClarke, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. AndyClarke macrumors regular

    AndyClarke

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    I hope somebody has any idea what might be going on with my iMac. I am running OS X 10.4.9 and have had no problems since ditching windows last year and purchasing a Mac. Until the last few weeks that is. I seem to be suffering lots of program crashes with firefox, imovie HD, MSN, and pretty much most other apps with the exception of Safari and Mail.

    I also used to run Clean App but it stopped working, the icon would just bounce repeatedly and the hard drive would groan slowing the mac down to an unusable state. Even with the latest version of Clean App I can not get it to run and have to force quit every time.

    Does anybody have any idea what I should test on my system to see if I have any problems or would a clean install be the answer?

    Look forward to any help or ideas.

    Andrew

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  2. Telp macrumors 68040

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    How much RAM and hard drive space is in your computer? Try a program called Onyx. Have you tried just restarting the computer?
     
  3. AndyClarke thread starter macrumors regular

    AndyClarke

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    Thanks for replying...

    3GB Ram and a 750GB hard drive with 489GB Free. I have Onyx and run all scripts etc but still not improving the system. Its very strange system feels really slow at the moment.
     
  4. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    You may have to do an archive and reinstall. Sorry, i dont know what else could be the problem, before you try that see what other people post. Good luck man.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You need to post some crashlogs for us to see before we can help.
     
  6. Telp macrumors 68040

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    What do you have in your startup items?

    I'd also remove this 'Clean App' entirely if it's broken - use spotlight to make sure you got it all.

    WRT maintenance apps - if it aint broke, don't fix it. I have never needed to help OS X take care of itself.
     
  8. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    You could check for dust buildup. And the HDD may be heading toward the grave...

    Those logs, though, would be best...
     
  9. Telp macrumors 68040

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  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Backup ASAP. Also check is disk utility for the SMART status.
     

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