Help, Macbook C2D gone really slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alistair1990, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Alistair1990 macrumors member

    Alistair1990

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    Ok heres how it happened...

    I was printing something with a printer which I have used before with no problems, the Macbook froze so I re-booted by holding down the power button but it took an age to restart (as in about 10mins). Now everytime I turn it on it takes between 10 and 15 mins to fully boot up and be usuable, but even then its really slow eg the dock freezes when I go to it etc.

    I'v had no problem up untill now and it's about 2 months old, what should I do?
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Was it an HP printer, are you using HP All-in-one software ?
     
  3. Alistair1990 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope it was an Epson printer - havent installed any software for it and it's worked before no problem. Just fired up the MacBook again and its about 4 mins on the grey screen, quickly goes through the loading OS X page and now currently stuck on blue screen with curser for about 3 mins.
     
  4. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    If you eventually boot up, go to activity monitor (if you can) and see if anything is eating a large amount of the processor or RAM. If so, tell us what it's called and force-quit it or relaunch it.
     
  5. Alistair1990 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply but nope nothing unusal going on there. Now that its booted up (after nearly 20 mins) its fine and running correctly, but if I re-boot now it'll start up really slow again, any ideas as to why?
     
  6. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    Did you try repairing disk permissions in Disk Utility?

    There's a little app called AppleJack that runs a few maintenance tasks like disk/permission repair, etc. It's pretty easy to run and may help.
     
  7. Alistair1990 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I'll give it a go but the MacBook has just crashed again when I tried to open Safari after working fine for a while.
     
  8. kolax macrumors G3

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    It sounds like a dodgy USB socket. I've heard things happen to people's laptops after the USB socket has been knocked. Even something as simple as putting the laptop down sideways and letting all the weight flop onto the printer connection.

    Did you yank the chord when the printer was plugged in at all? USB sockets are actually quite delicate and can be easy to damage.
     
  9. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    I wasn't able to post again last night sorry, MR wouldn't load for me :(

    I was going to suggest repairing permissions too (go to your applications folder and in there is a utilities folder, in that is a app called disk utility). Select "verify permissions" and see what happens, if things need repairing, click "repair permissions" and keep on until it's all verified again.

    Sometimes "verify/repair disk" is available, DON'T click that button.

    You could also go to accounts in system preferences and check your login items list for anything unusual.
     
  10. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

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    I guess journaled HFS+ shouldn't need it and I don't know much about macs but it can't be that the OS tries to repair something with the disk?
     

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