Finder stuck for 5 minutes when I open local hard disk

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JJM777, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. JJM777 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2009
    Using OS X 10.3.9,

    When I open the local hard disk in Finder, the computer gets stuck for several minutes, until Finder opens the hard disk.

    Any ideas how to speed things up a bit?
  2. atlanticza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Cape Town
  3. BertyBoy macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2009
    An unhelpful wild guess ?

    Open the Energy Saver System Pref, uncheck the "Put the hard disks to sleep when possible" for 24 hours. See if it makes a difference.
    Could be an issue spinning up sleeping disks. Is there anything else we should know ? ie. Is it the boot disk, or another internal disk ? Do you use the Software RAID ?

    Have you run the volume through Disk Utility First Aid ?
  4. JJM777 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2009
    Upgrading the OS is not possible because of a stiff company environment.

    But running Disk Utility First Aid solved the problem, thanks!

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