Help Starting From New

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by malibuboats91, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. malibuboats91 macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    I have an aluminum and glass macbook with the 2 ghz intel core 2 duo, 4GB of ram, and 160GB hard drive. I have had nothing but problems since I updated my computer to lion. I started out with leopard. My stuff is backed up to my time machine. How would I go about doing a fresh install to start completely over? I'm sick of the slowness and issues I'm having. Any help would be great!
  2. malibuboats91 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    So I booted my computer up and held down command+r. I went in and erased everything off of the Macintosh HD. I then installed the iOS lion and the computer seemed pretty fast. I then restored it from a backup on my time machine and it is slower again. It's faster than before I erased the computer but not nearly as fast as when nothing was on the HD. I have a 160GB hard drive and 113GB are free. Any ideas of what is going on?
  3. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    It sounds like you have a rogue process that's using memory or cpu.

    What applications do you have configured to start when you login?
    In the activity monitor, what's using the most CPU/RAM?
  4. malibuboats91 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    There are no login items setup for me. I deleted all of them awhile ago. As for activity monitor here is a screen shot.

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