help whats happening to my mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jcnoob, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. jcnoob macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    help. im typing this from my iphone because somethings wrong with my macbookso forgive the poor spelling. my mac slows down to a crawl when i use the chinese pinyin and/or when using firefox. everything slows down to a crawl. the drop down menus, the finder, even the force quit window. i think the problem accures when i open firefox with chinese typing language on. ive had to force shutdown my 3 yr old white macbook and just after a restart my mac turned on with a loading bar (not hibernation) and now after a speedy login my finder and desktop is lagging. no icons on the desktp yet but the menu bar icons are up
    can anyonehelp me?

    i tried relaunching finder from doCk but nothings happening. dock froze. first time ive seen this.
    im scared of messing with it again because i have a important script and a chinese work on the comp that i nees tmr and i dont want to aggravate the situation.

    i restartes again and after the 5 min wait with the loading bar i was able to see my desktop they were reset to default but im relieved for now because i was able to backup my documents into a usb but im stlll worried

    white macbook 13'
    4gb ram
    2.1 ghz

    should i repair my mac via diskutillity?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Did you try to repair permissions via Disk Utility yet, you can do that via the installation DVD 1 if you want?

    Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor (SHOW ALL PROCESSES should be selected)?

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